A strawweight clash between Emily Whitmire and Poliana Viana has been scrapped from tonight’s UFC 248, sources confirmed to MMA Fighting after Viana announced the news on social media.
“ I just heard tha Emily is out of the fight with me today. I also heard she had to be taken to the ER. I hope she is alright and I wish from the bottom of my heart that she recovers from whatever it is that she is suffering from.— Polyana Viana (@Polyana_VianaDF) March 7, 2020
Whitmire (4-3) missed weight by 1.5 pounds for the event on Friday, and was fined 20 percent of her purse.
Viana (10-4) was looking to put an end to her losing skid in Las Vegas after dropping decisions to JJ Aldrich and Hannah Cifers and tapping to an armbar against Veronica Macedo.
UFC 248 will go on with 11 bouts. In the main event, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya puts his title on the line against Yoel Romero, while Zhang Weili defends the strawweight crown versus former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero
Zhang Weili vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk
Beneil Dariush vs. Drakkar Klose
Neil Magny vs. Li Jingliang
Alex Oliveira vs. Max Griffin
Sean O’Malley vs. Jose Quinonez
Mark Madsen vs. Austin Hubbard
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Saparbek Safarov
Gerald Meerschaert vs. Deron Winn
Jamall Emmers vs. Giga Chikadze
Danaa Batgerel vs. Guido Cannetti