Report: Emily Whitmire Transported To Hospital, Bout Pulled From UFC 248


Tonight’s UFC 248 card is going to be moving on with one less bout because a women’s strawweight division encounter between Polyana Viana and Emily Whitmire has been pulled from the card after Whitmire was reportedly hospitalized earlier today.

Marc Raimondi of ESPN first reported the news, but the exact nature of what’s affecting Whitmire isn’t known at this time, but she did miss weight for the now canned fight against Viana

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Viana would also take to Twitter to issue a statement on Whitmire’s situation:


There is no word at this time as to whether the bout will get rescheduled or if the fighters will go their separate ways.

UFC 248 takes place tonight from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada with Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.

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