Miesha Tate Names The Only Difference In Peña/Nunes 2

Miesha Tate is putting on her analyst hat to take a look at Peña vs. Nunes 2. There is an interesting rematch in the works in the UFC bantamweight division. Following their time as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter, UFC Bantamweight Champion Julianna Peñ…

Miesha Tate is putting on her analyst hat to take a look at Peña vs. Nunes 2. There is an interesting rematch in the works in the UFC bantamweight division. Following their time as coaches on The Ultimate Fighter, UFC Bantamweight Champion Julianna Peña will be once again taking on former champ Amanda Nunes. This…

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Miesha Tate On Retirement: “I’m Not Going To Give Up”

Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is looking forward to getting back on track in her professional career after a loss to Lauren Murphy. Tate lost in her flyweight debut to Murphy at UFC Long Island just days ago. She opted to make the move t…

Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is looking forward to getting back on track in her professional career after a loss to Lauren Murphy. Tate lost in her flyweight debut to Murphy at UFC Long Island just days ago. She opted to make the move to 125lbs after a loss to Ketlen Vieira at bantamweight…

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Lauren Murphy Reflects On Bloody Win Over Miesha Tate At UFC Long Island: ‘I’m A Bad Motherf*cker’

Lauren MurphyLanding one of the most impressive victories of her Octagon tenure to date, one-time flyweight title challenger, Lauren Murphy has labeled herself as a “bad motherf*cker” off the back of a dominant unanimous decision win over former bantamweight best, Miesha Tate. Murphy, who challenged flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko for undisputed divisional gold last September in […]

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Landing one of the most impressive victories of her Octagon tenure to date, one-time flyweight title challenger, Lauren Murphy has labeled herself as a “bad motherf*cker” off the back of a dominant unanimous decision win over former bantamweight best, Miesha Tate.

Murphy, who challenged flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko for undisputed divisional gold last September in the co-headliner of UFC 266, suffered a one-sided fourth round knockout loss.

Returning to the Octagon for the first time since in Saturday’s main card opener at UFC Long Island, Murphy bloodied and battered divisional newcomer, Tate over the course of three rounds to land a unanimous decision win over the Washington veteran

Slicing Tate with a series of strikes, Murphy appeared to break the former’s nose in the second round, as well as cause severe damage to her left orbital bone, landing a bruising elbow on the break of a clinch exchange.

Reflecting on her impressive win over former undisputed bantamweight best, Tate, Murphy told assembled media how good it felt to mix all her weapons at the UBS Arena event.

“I feel good,” Lauren Murphy said. “I feel good that I was able to take her down, feel good about the elbows I landed. It felt good that she couldn’t take me down. Soon as my butt hit the ground, I was right back up. I wrestled hard. I stayed focused. A lot of the stuff that we did in practice happened tonight, and it just feels good to come back and get a win over a former champion. Nobody’s going to walk over me in this division. And like I said in the interview, when I’m healthy and I’m focused, I’m a force.”

Lauren Murphy welcomes a title-eliminator at 125lbs next

Eyeing a potential title-eliminator against UFC Paris features, Katlyn Chookagian, or Manon Fiorot next, Murphy donned herself as a “bad motherf*cker” in the division.

“There’s been big victories that I’ve had where I’m almost in disbelief like, ‘Oh, I can’t believe I won that. That’s f*cking amazing.’” Lauren Murphy explained. “And right now, I feel like. ‘Yeah, I won that because I’m a badass. I’m a bad motherf*cker. I should’ve (won).’ I had the ability to win fights like that, and I feel like I’m right where I belong.” (Transcribed by BloodyElbow)

Miesha Tate Issues Statement After UFC Long Island Loss

Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is taking an optimistic approach to her fighting future following a loss at UFC Long Island. Tate made her 125lb debut against the former title challenger Lauren Murphy to kick off the UFC Long Island main c…

Former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate is taking an optimistic approach to her fighting future following a loss at UFC Long Island. Tate made her 125lb debut against the former title challenger Lauren Murphy to kick off the UFC Long Island main card. Despite Tate having a few positive moments in the fight, Murphy controlled…

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Miesha Tate Issues Statement Following Loss to Lauren Murphy: “Some Women Pay A Lot Of Money For Lips Like These”

Miesha tateMiesha Tate issues a statement following her decision loss to Lauren Murphy last night on UFC on ABC 3. Former UFC champion, Miesha Tate made an unsuccessful debut in the flyweight division when she took on the tough former title challenger, ‘Lucky’ Lauren Murphy. Murphy would take it to Tate, battering and opening up a […]

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Miesha Tate issues a statement following her decision loss to Lauren Murphy last night on UFC on ABC 3.

Former UFC champion, Miesha Tate made an unsuccessful debut in the flyweight division when she took on the tough former title challenger, ‘Lucky’ Lauren Murphy.

Murphy would take it to Tate, battering and opening up a cut on ‘Cupcake’, winning the striking battle, while Tate struggled to find consistent success. Tate did seem to be the better grappler, having some success in those realms, but struggled to keep Murphy engaged close up.

The fight would go the full 15 minutes and all three judges would award the fight to Murphy who now finds herself a step closer to a second title with a win over a former champion and notable name.

Following the loss, Tate would take to her Instagram to release a statement, seemingly in good spirits while crediting Murphy on her performance.

“Some women pay a lot of money for lips like these!” Tate began. “All I had to do was get in a little fist fight! Tonight wasn’t my night, congratulations to Lauren Murphy, and we continue to learn the lessons of life.”

“I had the most UH-mazing dinner at my favorite restaurant @cheeseboatbk and met Mama Cheeseboat herself. I’m still blessed beyond measure win lose or draw! Thank you to all those who continue to love and support me regardless, you know who you are,”

What’s Next For Miesha Tate?

Tate now finds herself on a two-fight skid, with her last win coming in the first fight of her return to competition in July of last year.

Tate is still a big name and there is no shame in losing the No.3 ranked fighter in the world. She also proved that she has the ability to successfully cut weight to 125lbs and although she has been unsuccessful in her last two walks to the octagon, she still has options at both flyweight and bantamweight if she chooses to continue her bid to become champion once again.

What should Miesha Tate do next?

Fighters React To Lauren Murphy Defeating Miesha Tate

Former UFC flyweight title challenger Lauren Murphy earned a bounceback win over Miesha Tate at UFC Long Island on Saturday. Murphy spoiled Tate’s flyweight debut in a big way, eliminating Tate’s ground game and outpointing her on the feet….

Former UFC flyweight title challenger Lauren Murphy earned a bounceback win over Miesha Tate at UFC Long Island on Saturday. Murphy spoiled Tate’s flyweight debut in a big way, eliminating Tate’s ground game and outpointing her on the feet. After three rounds of action, Murphy earned a unanimous decision win to move closer to another…

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