MMA Preview – Polyana Viana vs Emily Whitmire at UFC Vegas 8

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POLYANA VIANA VS EMILY WHITMIRE FACTS

When is UFC Vegas 8? Saturday 29th August, 2020 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 8? APEX Facility, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

What channel is UFC Vegas 8? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 8? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!

POLYANA VIANA VS EMILY WHITMIRE LOWDOWN

Polyana Viana could be fighting to save her UFC career after losing three on the trot. She was 10-1 after her UFC debut, brilliantly submitting Maia Stevenson but then lost close decisions to JJ Aldrich and Hannah Cifers which sparked this move up to flyweight. Unfortunately, she did not have any more luck as she got caught in a Veronica Macedo armbar.

Emily Whitmire has also floated between divisions. Her debut was at flyweight but was submitted by Gillian Robertson but picked up a couple wins down at strawweight against Jamie Moyle and Aleksandra Albu. She then came up against the now, top contender, Amanda Ribas who was just a gap too far in terms of talent succumbing to another submission.

POLYANA VIANA VS EMILY WHITMIRE PREDICTION

At flyweight we should see the best versions of Viana and Whitmire. They will be more energised, but a knockout is unlikely. If Viana can utilise her four-inch reach advantage, she can win the stand-up battle, but her defence has to be on point as she tends to eat a lot of shots.

They are likely to feel each other out on the feet to begin with but Viana has the advantage on the ground so she may try and set up a takedown with strikes and the clinch to find the seventh submission of her career.

Winner: Viana via Submission

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