UFC 254: Lauren Murphy vs. Liliya Shakirova Play-by-Play

Lauren Murphy fought short-notice opponent Liliya Shakirova on the main card of UFC 254. Here’s how their fight went.

Bout 8: Lauren Murphy (13-4) vs. Liliya Shakirova (8-1) (Flyweight)

Early in the fight, Murphy was walking down Shakirova, who was staying active and bouncing around on her feet. Shakirova shot for a single leg takedown in the second minute of the round that Murphy stopped. Shakirova looked for another single leg takedown in the final minute of the round that Murphy was able to stop in a clinch.

Like the first round, Murphy walked Shakirova down with strikes early in the second round. Shakirova threw her own strikes as well, although they did not connect much. Murphy was able to score a takedown from a clinch halfway through the round. Murphy took the back of Shakirova in the fourth minute of the fight, putting in a rear naked choke that caused a tap, ending the fight.

RESULT: Lauren Murphy def. Liliya Shakirova via Submission, Rear Naked Choke (RD 2, 3:31)

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Murphy 10
Shakirova 9

Live coverage of the entire UFC 254 card can be viewed here.

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