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LAUREN MUELLER

AGE

27

RECORD

5-2-0

REACH

67”

HEIGHT

5'5''

WEIGHT

125LB

STANCE

ORTHODOX

CAMP

ALLIANCE MMA

HOMETOWN

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2019 UFC 236 – VS POLIANA BOTELHO

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Mueller takes the center. Both fighters are feeling each other. Hard leg kick lands for Botelho! Mueller takes the kick and continues with the pressure. Both fighters are exchanging straight punches. Botelho is keeping her distance with the kicks. Mueller is setting up the timing on her right hand. 1st min in, She presses forward and connects with a right hand. Hard kick to the body lands for Botelho! She is very aggressive with the kicks early! Botelho initiates the clinch and starts unloading with the knees to the body. She takes the body lock and starts working for a takedown. Beautiful judo throws by Botelho as she finishes in the half guard position! Mueller is controlling the posture from the bottom. Botelho is putting strong pressure on Mueller. Halfway in, Botelho starts landing nice shots to the body. Mueller scrambles from the bottom and gets the full guard back. Botelho steps over to the half guard and starts landing hard right hands to the body. Mueller has a hard time finding her way up. She manages to stand and initiates the clinch against the fence. Mueller lands a couple of knees to the body but Botelho reverses the clinch position and takes the body lock. 1 min to go, she is trying to trip Mueller down once again. They are fighting for the under hooks. Botelho lands a couple of hard foot stamps! She is constantly busy with the knees. 10-9 Botelho

Rd 2 – Mueller takes the center and eats a leg kick. Botelho explodes with a two-punch combo and lands! Botelho is looking sharp and confident. She is keeping her distance well. Nice kick to the body lands for Botelho. Mueller already has a hard time closing the distance. She is pressing forward and eating straight punches. Mueller initiates the clinch against the fence. 1st min in, Botelho takes the body lock and starts unloading with the knees. Her Muay Thai skills are on point in this fight. Mueller returns a couple of knees but has a hard time separating from the clinch. Botelho is controlling the fight. Both fighters are exchanging clinch positions as Botelho separates and immediately shoots for the double leg takedown. Botelho scores the takedown and gets the guard position. Halfway in, Mueller is scrambling from the bottom. Botelho is displaying strong top control. She is in the half guard now. Mueller crawls to the fence and starts working for her way up. Mueller manages to stand but finds herself in the clinch once again. Mueller reverses the clinch position. Botelho takes the body lock and reverses. Both fighters are passive in the clinch. 1 min to go, Botelho tries to stay busy with the knees. The referee stops the fight due to inactivity. The fight continues in the center. Nice spinning kick to the body lands for Botelho! Both fighters exchange punches. Botelho is showing great head movement. She shoots for a takedown once again, defended by Mueller. Muller wakes up and starts firing the straight punches! Both fighters exchange hard shots as the round ends! 10-9 Botelho

Rd 3 – Mueller takes the center and starts pressing forward. Botelho opens up with a couple of kicks. Mueller closes the distance but eats a hard right hand! Muller continues with the pressure and fires a quick one two. Muller is the aggressor. Nice left hook lands for Mueller! Botelho spots the danger on the feet and initiates the clinch against the fence. 1st min in, Mueller reversers the clinch position but has a hard time separating. Botelho has the body lock. She uses it to reverse the position once again but finds herself quickly with the back against the fence. Fighters are reversing the positions in the clinch. The referee stops the fight due to inactivity once again. The fight continues in the center. Mueller charges forward but fails to lands anything significant. Halfway in, Stiff jab lands for Botelho! She is very accurate with the punches so far. She presses forward but finds herself in the clinch. Botelho is controlling the clinch with a body lock. Both fighters are passive. The referee stops the fight again. They are back in the center. Nice left to the body lands for Mueller! Botelho counters with the kick to the body but eats a knee to the body by Mueller! Mueller is confident. Nice left hook lands for Botelho! Muller responds with a big right straight-left hook combo!!! Botelho is hurt!!! Mueller is all over Botelho! She is swinging hard! Botelho responds with a knee to the body. 1 min to go, Botelho loses her balance and goes down. Mueller follows her back to the mat and takes the guard position. Mueller postures up and lands a hard hammer fist! Botelho is in the survival mode on the bottom. 10-9 Mueller

WATCH FIGHT

NOVEMBER 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 141 – VS YANAN WU

RESULT – LOST VIA 1st RD SUBMISSION (ARMBAR)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Yanan opens the fight with a sidekick. Mueller slowly presses forward and lands a left hand. Yanan counters with the right and lands. Mueller steps into the pocket but eats a hard right hand! Yanan is looking sharp early. Both fighters are light on their feet. Yanan is keeping her distance with the kicks. Mueller establishes forward pressure. She charges forward with the punches but misses all of them. She explodes once again and lands a right hand! 1st min in Yanan sticks with the kicks. Mueller times the next kick and initiates the clinch against the fence. Mueller reverses the clinch position. She is looking strong in the clinch. Yanan takes the under hook and reverses the clinch position. Mueller is working for a separation. However, she takes a body lock and starts working for a takedown. Yanan is defending well. Halfway in, both fighters are using a lot of energy in the clinch. They are busy with their knees. Mueller has a hard time separating from the clinch. Yanan separates and lands nice right hand on the break! They are back in the center. Mueller establishes the pressure and steps forward with the punches. Yanan counters with the two punch combo! Mueller responds with the straight right. She fires a nasty right hand and drops Yanan! Yanan is hurt! Mueller follows her down to the mat with the hammer fists!!! Yanan immediately sets up the armbar!!! It looks tight!!! Mueller taps out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

APRIL 2018 UFC ON FOX 29 – VS SHANA DOBSON

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stance. Dobson takes the center. A nice leg kick lands for Dobson. Both fighters are setting up their timing. Hard leg kick lands for Mueller! 1st min in, Dobson lands a nice right hand. Dobson pushes forward with the right hand, misses. Mueller pushes with the right hand and follows with a clinch. Dobson reverses the position. Mueller is looking strong as she reverses the position once again.  Dobson separates. Both fighters are missing big punches. Dobson explodes and lands a right hand over the top! Halfway in, Dobson is keeping her distance with a jab. Dobson goes high with the kick, blocked by Mueller. Mueller explodes with the punches and lands! Mueller closes the distance and lands a nasty left hook! Dobson is busy with the jab. Dobson pushes forward with the jab. Mueller ducks under and connects with a hard right hook! Mueller is out boxing Dobson. Mueller moves forward with the punches. Dobson counters with the right hand. 1 min to go, Dobson lands a knee to the body. Mueller counters with the right hand. Hard right hand lands for Mueller! Mueller is dominating the fight standing! Dobson is scoring with a jab. Dobson shoots for a single leg. Mueller is showing great takedown defense. Dobson misses with the left hand. 10-9 Mueller

Rd 2- Dobson is missing with the jab. Dobson connects with the right hand. Nice front kick to the body lands for Dobson. Dobson is landing stiff jabs. Mueller is patient. Mueller is looking for a counter. Dobson explodes and lands a hard right hand! Dobson is looking sharp in this round. 1st min in, Dobson is moving on the outside. Mueller closes the distance and initiates the clinch. Both fighters are reversing the positions. Dobson separates. Dobson explodes with the one-two combination, misses. Dobson is using her boxing to keep Mueller at her range. Nice counter right hand lands for Mueller. Halfway in, a big left hand lands for Dobson! Mueller is walking Dobson down. Dobson is landing from the outside. Mueller lands a stiff jab. Hard side-kick to the body lands for Dobson! Mueller has a hard time closing the distance. 1 min to go, Hard kick to the body lands for Dobson! Dobson pushes forward with the punches. Mueller ducks under and lands a hard right hand! Dobson is moving backwards! Mueller is pressing forward. Dobson misses with the head kick. Mueller lands a kick to the body. Dobson is switching stances. Double jab lands for Dobson. 10-9 Dobson

Rd 3 – Dobson is moving on the outside. Dobson continues to work with the jab. Mueller is showing great head movement. Mueller is putting hard pressure on Dobson. Hard right hand lands for Mueller! Mueller explodes with the punches! Dobson shoots for a takedown! 1st min in, Dobson is looking to take the back of Mueller! Dobson is back on her feet. Dobson continues with the clinch. Mueller reverses the clinch position. Mueller has the under hook. Dobson separates. Hard leg kick lands for Dobson! Mueller is landing with a right jab. Halfway in, Mueller catches the kick and throws Dobson down to the mat. Mueller is in the side control. Mueller is looking to slide into the mount position. Mueller stands up. Fighters are back in the center. Mueller continues with the pressure. Dobson misses with the right hand. Dobson lands a stiff jab. 1 min to go, Dobson lands a body shot! Mueller is hurt! Mueller is moving backwards! Dobson pushes with the kicks to the body! Mueller catches the kick and throws Dobson down to the mat. Dobson is back on her feet and continues to work the body of Mueller. Mueller initiates the clinch. Knee to the body lands for Dobson. Dobson separates as the round ends. 10-9 Mueller

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

7 MATCHES 5 WINS 2 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 1 0
SUBMISSION 0 1
DECISION 4 1
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Mueller is a talented standup fighter with good boxing skills.
  • Mueller has appeared on DWTNCS show and earned her UFC contract with a win over Kelly Velasco.
  • Her standup is very good. She is always pressing forward and is very accurate with the punches over the top as seen against Dobson.
  • However, she had a hard time closing the distance against Dobson and Botelho.
  • Although her offense is good, her standup defense is full of holes. She is taking a lot of damage coming in as seen against Botelho.
  • Her power stays late in the fight as seen against Botelho.
  • She has a lot of power in her right hand as seen against Wu.
  • Also, her takedown defense against the cage is very good as we saw against Dobson and Botelho.
  • On the mat, Mueller doesn’t possess any specific grappling techniques.
  • Her submission defense is bad as seen against Yanan.