Hannah Cifers out of UFC Fight Night matchup vs. Emily Whitmire; Sam Hughes steps in

Hannah Cifers has actually withdrawn from her Feb. 27 battle.

Set up to handle Emily Whitmire in a strawweight battle at UFC Battle Night, Cifers (10-7 Mixed Martial Arts, 2-5 UFC) has actually taken out for a concealed factor.

2 individuals with understanding of the modification just recently notified Mixed Martial Arts Addict of the withdrawal however asked to stay confidential given that the promo has yet to make a main statement.

Actioning In for Cifers will be Sam Hughes. An individual with understanding of the scheduling validated the replacement to Mixed Martial Arts Addict after a preliminary report by Mixed Martial Arts Battling.

Cifers contended 4 times in the very first 8 months of 2020. She lost all 4 getaways inside the range with 3 submissions and one TKO. The four-fight losing skid began the heels of a two-fight winning streak.

Whitmire (4-4 Mixed Martial Arts, 2-3 UFC) has actually been sent in back-to-back battles versus Amanda Ribas and Polyana Viana. In her UFC period, Whitmire holds wins over Jamie Moyle and Aleksandra Albu.

Versus Whitmire, Hughes (5-2 Mixed Martial Arts, 0-1 UFC) will aim to rebound from a physician’s blockage TKO loss to Tecia Torres this previous December at UFC 256. That was Hughes’ advertising launching.

With the modification, the UFC Battle Night lineup for Feb. 27 now consists of:

  • Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Ciryl Gane

  • Raoni Barcelos vs. TBA

  • William Knight vs. Alonzo Menifield

  • Alexis Davis vs. Sabina Mazo

  • Randy Brown vs. Alex Oliveira

  • Sam Hughes vs. Emily Whitmire

  • Alex Caceres vs. Kevin Croom

  • Magomed Ankalaev vs. Nikita Krylov

  • Montana De La Rosa vs. Mayra Bueno Silva

  • Alexander Hernandez vs. Thiago Moises

  • Vince Cachero vs. Ronnie Lawrence

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.