Emily Whitmire

Spitfire

USA

Dropped by UFC
StrawweightOther
October 4, 2021
Whitmire was one of five fighters released by the UFC on Sunday, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Whitmire got to the UFC as a cast member on Season 26 of "The Ultimate Fighter" and even started her run with back-to-back wins. Since then, she has suffered three consecutive defeats -- all via stoppage within the first two rounds. She's only 30 years old, but considering that her overall professional record is below .500 (4-5), Whitemire will have to rack up some wins on the regional circuits before getting another chance.
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Losing streak hits three
StrawweightOther
September 18, 2021
Whitmire lost to Hannah Goldy via submission (armbar) at 4:17 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It's a potential career-defining defeat for Whitmire in a fight in which she was dominating. Whitmire scored a pair of successful takedowns in the early part of the bout and racked up 3:04 worth of control time in the brief contest, but she left her arm exposed. Goldy, who entered the evening without a submission victory in her career, grabbed it and started cranking. The loser of three straight fights and sporting a record under .500 (4-5) for her career, Whitmire is unlikely to get another opportunity with the company.
Facing Goldy on Sept. 18
StrawweightOther
August 23, 2021
Whitmire is now scheduled to face Hannah Goldy in a strawweight matchup with Emily Whitmire at the UFC's Sept. 18 event after Whitmire's initial opponent, Cory McKenna, withdrew due to an unspecified reason, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Whitmire (4-4-0) will be looking to rebound in September after dropping her last two fights since getting off to a 2-0 start to her UFC career. Goldy (5-2-0) has also lost her last two bouts, most recently falling to Diana Belbita on July 24 in a unanimous decision.
Looking to bounce back Sept. 18
StrawweightOther
July 29, 2021
Whitmire will take Cory McKenna at the UFC event Sept. 18, MMA reports.
ANALYSIS
Whitmire last fought back in August of 2020 when she lost to Polyana Viana. Prior to that she was submitted by Amanda Ribas. Whitmire was supposed to fight in February, but had to withdraw for undisclosed reasons. McKenna is looking for a 2-0 start with the UFC.
Out of February fight
StrawweightOther
February 14, 2021
Whitmire has been forced to withdraw from her fight against Sam Hughes at UFC Vegas 20 on Feb. 27 for undisclosed reasons, Jay Anderson of Cageside Press reports.
ANALYSIS
The reasoning for Whitmire's withdrawal has not been disclosed as the UFC will have just under two weeks to find a new opponent for Sam Hughes.
Gets new opponent
StrawweightOther
February 3, 2021
Whitmire will now face Sam Hughes in a strawweight matchup at UFC Vegas 20 on Feb. 27, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Whitmire was initially slated to face Hannah Cifers in February before Cifers withdrew with an undisclosed injury. The promotion wasted little time in finding a new opponent for Whitmire, who will look to snap a two-fight losing streak at UFC Vegas 20. She most recently lost to Polyana Viana via submission (armbar) in August. Hughes made her UFC debut on short notice in December, losing to Tecia Torres via TKO (doctor's stoppage) at UFC 256. The two fighters are even in height.