UFC 283: Pros slam Lauren Murphy’s corner for not throwing in the towel against Jessica Andrade.
Jessica Andrade left Lauren Murphy bloodied and battered en route to a unanimous decision victory at UFC 283. However, fight fans were concerned by the sight of Murphy taking excessive damage over the course of the three rounds.
From the opening sequence of the fight, Andrade’s flurry of punches was in full view when she smothered Murphy with a punch. A 22-fight UFC veteran of hers, she found a shot early in the fight, demonstrating her power with punches and hard-hitting knockouts. The Brazilian struggled in front of his home crowd, giving Murphy no time to adjust.
Murphy sometimes pushed Jessica Andrade back, but it wasn’t enough to turn the momentum back in her favor. -26) defeated Murphy at will on the way to.
Fight stats showing Lauren Murphy officially absorbing 161 crucial headshots in her loss to Andrade showed that the American was too hard for her own good. MMA peers and fans were outraged at Murphy’s corner for protecting the fighter without throwing in the towel.