This Saturday’s UFC 226 event features an exciting strawweight fight on the early preliminary card when Jamie Moyle takes on Emily Whitmire.
Moyle (4-2) is 1-1 with the UFC since making her promotional debut, she earned an impressive decision victory over Kailin Curran but then suffered a decision loss to Brazil’s Viviane Pereira. The 29-year-old previously competed on 2016’s The Ultimate Fighter 23 and was coached by former UFC strawweight champion, Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Whitmire (2-2) moves down from flyweight after an unsuccessful promotional debut last December, finding herself victim of a first-round submission at the hands of Gillian Robertson. The ‘Spitefire’ believes she was undersized at 125-pounds and feels as though strawweight is her true weight-class. She competed on 2017’s The Ultimate Fighter 26 and was coached by UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje.
UFC 226 takes place this Saturday July 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The early preliminary card featuring Moyle vs. Whitmire will be aired live on UFC Fight Pass from 7pm EST.