Lauren Murphy (Esther Lin/Invicta FC)Invicta FC Champ Lauren Murphy Signs with UFC, Meets Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night 47 The MMA Corner Staff July 3, 2014 News, Spotlight The relationship between the UFC and Invicta Fighting Championships has resulted in an intriguing match-up for the UFC’s August trip to Maine. Invicta FC bantamweight champion Lauren Murphy will relinquish her belt to face former UFC title challenger Sara McMann at UFC Fight Night 47 in Bangor. The 30-year-old Murphy is a veteran of three appearances inside the Invicta cage. In her most recent outing at Invicta FC 7, she defeated Miriam Nakamoto to capture 135-pound gold. Murphy has also competed under the Legacy FC and Alaska Fighting Championship banners. She brings an unblemished, 8-0 record into the Octagon, including wins over veterans Sarah D’Alelio and Kaitlin Young. Murphy has stopped six of her eight wins by some form of knockout. She recently moved to Arizona to train at The MMA Lab. McMann, meanwhile, will be looking to bounce back from the first defeat of her career against UFC champion Ronda Rousey. The former Olympic silver medalist succumbed to a first-round, 66-second TKO at UFC 170 in February. Prior to that, McMann had reeled off seven straight wins while competing for Invicta, Titan FC and ProElite. The 33-year-old owns wins over Shayna Baszler and Tonya Evinger. UFC Fight Night 47 takes place from the Cross Insurance Center. The card will be headlined by a light heavyweight clash between TUF 8 winner Ryan Bader and red-hot Strikeforce veteran Ovince Saint Preux. The night’s main card will air live on Fox Sports 1, with the preliminary card expected to stream live on the promotion’s digital network, UFC Fight Pass.