“I think we can find holes in Valentina’s game,” Lauren Murphy is confident to beat Valentina Shevchenko

Lauren Murphy is confident, she'll beat Valentina Shevchenko and win the UFC women's flyweight title.

Lauren Murphy and Valentina Shevchenko
Lauren Murphy and Valentina Shevchenko

The number 3rd ranked UFC Flyweight fighter, Lauren Murphy is on a five-fight win streak with her latest win coming against Joanne Calderwood at UFC 263. Now, Murphy doesn’t see anyone standing her way for the UFC women’s Flyweight title shot against Valentina Shevchenko.

In her latest interview with MMA Fighting, Lauren Murphy says, “One hundred percent I’ve earned the title shot, who can deny that? Nobody in the division has anything even close to the same resume that I have. Nobody in that division has five straight wins over all ranked opponents.”

“None of my opponents have been a gimme. It’s either been people in the top-10—or one short-notice fight that was totally out of my control, but it was a short-notice fighter, she was tough, she was champion of another promotion and I took her on in a week’s notice—I’ve never been finished.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

Murphy added, “I’ve never even been close to getting finished. Every loss that I have is to either a former champion or a UFC title contender.”

Lauren Murphy believes she’ll present Shevchenko toughest challenge

Lauren Murphy
Lauren Murphy

Valentina Shevchenko is one of the most dominating champions in UFC history and she has defended her title five times since she won it. Shevchenko recently defeated Jessica Andrade at UFC 261 and Murphy is planning to fight Shevchenko this fall and present her with the toughest challenge of her career.

Murphy continued, “I really do believe in my coaches and they believe in me, I think we can find holes in Valentina’s game and I think I’m strong enough to exploit them. I think I’m tough enough to get to where I need to go with her.”

“She hasn’t faced anybody as tough as me. She hasn’t faced anybody that can grind like I can grind. seriously. I mean, look at my resume and look at my past fights. I have the biggest heart, I’m one of the toughest girls ever.” {H/T MMA Fighting}

Lauren Murphy concluded, “Not just in the division, I’m one of the toughest girls ever. I’m the strongest girl in the division. I’m a huge flyweight. And I think my top game in jiu-jitsu is second to none.”

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