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Sara McMann meets Invicta FC champion Lauren Murphy at UFC Fight Night 47

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC has added a female bout to the Fight Night card in Maine.

Last seen in the Octagon in a title fight against bantamweight superstar Ronda Rousey in February, Sara McMann returns to action against UFC newcomer Lauren Murphy on Aug. 16, the promotion announced Thursday.

McMann (7-1) looks to bounce back in the win column for the first time in her career after suffering a 66-second loss to Rousey at UFC 170. With a 1-1 record under the UFC banner, the Olympic silver medalist in wrestling holds victories over the likes of Shayna Baszler and Hitomi Akano in her MMA career.

Murphy (8-0) makes her Octagon debut after winning the Invicta FC bantamweight championship with a fourth-round victory over Miriam Nakamoto in December. Unbeaten in MMA, the Gracie Barra Alaska product went 3-0 inside the Invicta FC cage.

Headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux, UFC Fight Night 47 is set to take place at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.

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