Woah. Emily Whitmire with the first-round rear-naked choke against Aleksandra Albu. Whitmire (4-2) has won two straight. It was Albu's first career loss.
Emily Whitmire steamrolls Alexandra Albu in the first round, rear-naked choke. Impressive performance. Timed a takedown perfectly, took the back in a scramble moments later. Great win.
Aleksandra Albu is 3-0 but it’s taken her a long time to get there. The strawweight from Russia made her pro debut in 2013, and since then, injuries and schooling have limited her activity -- she fought once in 2015, once in 2017. Now it’s two years later, so she’s due to fight. She opens the night against Emily Whitmire.