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Emily Whitmire (fighter)

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Emily Whitmire
Born (1991-05-24) May 24, 1991 (age 29)
Portland, Oregon, United States
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight115 lb (52 kg; 8.2 st)
DivisionStrawweight (105–115 Ib)
Fighting out ofLas Vegas, NV
TeamXtreme Couture MMA
Mixed martial arts record
By decision3
By submission2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

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Emily Whitmire (born May 24, 1991) is an American[1] mixed martial artist.[2] She competes in the strawweight[3] division.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Amateur career[edit]

Whitmire made her amateur MMA debut on March 5, 2010. Over the next two and a half years she acquired an amateur record of 1 win against 4 losses.

Professional career[edit]

After three years of inactivity, Whitmire made her professional MMA debut at Freestyle Cage Fighting 50 (FCF 50) against Emily Ducote on September 19, 2015. Whitmire defeated Ducote, who was also making her pro MMA debut, via unanimous decision after three five-minute rounds. Whitmire went on to fight in two additional MMA bouts, gathering a professional record of 2-1.

She was then selected as a participant in the The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion, the UFC's 26th season of the The Ultimate Fighter reality TV show.[4] During the show, which focused on the inauguration of the UFC women's flyweight division, Whitmire won her first bout, defeating Christina Marks via armbar submission in the first round [5]. However, she lost her second bout of the show against Roxanne Modafferi via first-round TKO, eliminating her from further contention for the Ultimate Fighter title.[6] For the show's finale event, Whitmire was chosen to fight in a preliminary bout against Gillian Robertson on December 1, 2017, where Whitmire lost via armbar submission in the first round.[7]

Seven months after her loss in the The Ultimate Fighter finale event, Whitmire made her official UFC debut at UFC 226 on July 7, 2018. She was matched against former Invicta fighter Jamie Moyle for the Fight Pass preliminary fight, and defeated Moyle via unanimous decision.[8]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 3–2 Jamie Moyle Decision (unanimous) UFC 226 July 7, 2018 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 2–2 Gillian Robertson Submission (armbar) The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion Finale December 1, 2017 1 2:12 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 2–1 Ronni Nanney Decision (unanimous) EB: Beatdown 20 March 18, 2017 3 5:00 New Town, North Dakota, United States
Loss 1–1 Kelly D'Angelo Submission (guillotine choke) RFA 44: Moises vs. Freeman September 30, 2016 2 3:46 St. Charles, Missouri, United States
Win 1–0 Emily Ducote Decision (unanimous) FCF: Freestyle Cage Fighting 50 September 19, 2015 3 5:00 Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States Strawweight debut.

Mixed martial arts amateur record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 1–4 Emily Corso Submission (armbar) FCFF: Rumble at the Roseland 65 August 25, 2012 2 0:48 Portland, Oregon, United States
Loss 1–3 Liz Tracy Decision (majority) FCFF - Caged on the Coast 6 November 5, 2011 3 3:00 Lincoln City, Oregon, United States
Loss 1–2 Robin Woods Decision (split) FCFF - Rumble at the Roseland 54 January 22, 2011 3 3:00 Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 1–1 Sarah McLeod Submission (rear-naked choke) FCFF - Caged on the Coast 3 November 6, 2010 1 0:46 Lincoln City, Oregon, United States
Loss 0–1 Patricia Vidonic TKO (punches) Alive MMA - First Friday Fights 7 March 5, 2010 1 2:38 Milwaukie, Oregon, United States


  1. "Emily Whitmire". Sherdog.
  2. "Emily Whitmire". mixedmartialarts.com.
  3. "Emily Whitmire". fightmatrix.com.
  4. Staff (2017-08-05). "'The Ultimate Fighter 26' cast revealed: Who's vying to become 1st UFC women's flyweight champ?". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  5. Alexander K. Lee (2017-11-01). "The Ultimate Fighter 26, Episode 8 results: Emily Whitmire vs. Christina Marks". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  6. Alexander K. Lee (2017-11-08). "The Ultimate Fighter 26, Episode 9 results: Roxanne Modafferi vs. Emily Whitmire, DeAnna Bennett vs. Sijara Eubanks". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  7. Bryan Tucker (2017-12-02). "TUF 26 Results: Montano vs. Modafferi". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  8. Bryan Tucker (2018-07-08). "UFC 226 Results: Miocic vs. Cormier". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-07-13.

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