On Tuesday, UFC officials announced Murphy’s new opponent. Murphy (8-2) will take on promotional newcomer Kelly Faszholz (3-0) at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
Murphy hopes to snap a two-fight losing streak and capture her first win inside the famed octagon. Three losses in-a-row typically results in fighters receiving a pink slip from the Las Vegas-based fight promotion, so Murphy can’t afford to lose.
UFC Fight Night 83 takes place on Feb. 21 from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. Former lightweight title challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone makes his welterweight debt against Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira in the fight card’s main event.