Saturday night at the UFC 226 event, Emily Whitmire earned her first promotional victory defeating Jamie Moyle via unanimous decision. All three judges scored the bout 29-28 in favor of Whitmire.
Whitmire improves her record to 3-2-0 and picks up her first UFC victory in what was her promotional strawweight debut. 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.
Moyle is now 4-3-0, losing three out of her last four in professional competition, previous unanimous decision losses to Viviane Pereira and Sharon Jacobson.
UFC 226 took place Saturday July 7 from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. The early preliminary card featuring Moyle vs. Whitmire was aired live on UFC Fight Pass from 7pm EST.