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Who won Shevchenko vs Murphy?
Valentina Shevchenko beat Lauren Murphy by , during the co-main event of UFC 266, on Saturday 25th September 2021 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Valentina Shevchenko.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Women’s Flyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 125 pounds (8.9 stone or 56.7 KG).
This contest was for the UFC women’s flyweight championship.
Shevchenko vs Murphy stats
Valentina Shevchenko stepped into the ring with a record of 20 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Lauren Murphy made her way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 8 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Murphy had a large advantage in power over Shevchenko, boosting at 57% knock out percentage over Shevchenko's 30%.
Valentina Shevchenko was the younger woman by 4 years, at 34 years old.
Murphy had 3-inch reach advantage.
Shevchenko was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 5 more fights, and made her debut in 2003, 7 years and 1 month earlier than Murphy, whose first professional fight was in 2010. She had fought 13 more professional rounds, 67 to Murphy's 54.
Shevchenko vs Murphy form
Shevchenko had won 5 of her most recent fights, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges twice.
In her last fight leading up to this contest, she had defeated Jessica Andrade at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Previous to that, she had defeated Jennifer Maia at UFC 255 on 21st November 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had beat Katlyn Chookagian at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by knockout in the 3rd round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston.
Before that, she had won against Liz Carmouche at UFC on ESPN+ 14 on 10th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at Antel Arena, Montevideo, Uruguay.
She had beat Jessica Eye at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Women’s Flyweight championship fight at United Center, Chicago, United States.
Shevchenko's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 19 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 7 months and 4 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Murphy's last 3 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 5 months and 26 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 1 year and 6 months. In those fights, she fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.7 rounds on average.