MMAjunkie: Emily Whitmire broke a record at UFC on ESPN 1, but not before totally freaking out


PHOENIX – After winning, leaving the octagon unscathed and breaking a record in the process, it’s safe to say that Emily Whitmire had a pretty good night in the office at Sunday’s UFC on ESPN 1.

What’s more impressive about Whitmire’s (4-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) first-round submission win over Alexandra Albu (3-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC), though? The fact that she felt like such a “basket case” on the hours leading up to it.

“All morning, my emotions were just up and down, up and down,” Whitmire told reporters, including MMAjunkie, backstage at Talking Stick Resort Arena. “I’d be like freaking out, then I’d be super ready for the fight, then I’d be freaking out, then super ready for the fight.

“And then once I got on the back, got warmed up, everythingContinue reading >>>




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