UFC 248’s early preliminary bouts just wrapped up on ESPN Plus & UFC Fight Pass. It was supposed to feature 3 bouts, headlined by a Strawweight bout between Emily Whitmire & Polyana Viana, however Whitemire missed weight, yesterday but was still going to go through with the fight after Viana accepted the bout & Whitemire would be giving her 20% of her fight purse, however, this morning UFC’s medical staff deemed her physically unfit to compete. We hope everything is OK with Whitemire & hope Viana is appropriately compensated for this unfortunate situation. But, the show must go on.
Let’s get into the other 2 early prelim bouts…
Featherweight Bout – Dana Batgerel def Guido Cannetti via TKO, Round 1 (3:01)
Bantamweight Bout – Giga Chikadze def Jamall Emmers via Split Decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)