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Sexy MMA star Emily Whitmire set to fight for school in need

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Oregon-based MMA babe Emily Whitmire said on April 18 in an exclusive chat with Long Island MMA Examiner Eric Holden that she will be returning to action on May 4, in an MMA fight that will raise money for Oregon's Willamina High School.

Whitmire, a standout 125-pound striker, is set to go toe-to-toe with Shellby Connelly, in Willamina, Oregon, as part of Knucklehead Promotions' historic "Fight For Our Schools - Round Three."

The stacked card, which will reel in much-needed funds for a school district in need, also features a 145-pound tilt between Ryan Stauffer and Travis Travelstead, plus a bantamweight scrap pitting Ryan Hartman against Tom Prescott.

However, all eyes will be on the beautiful Whitmire as she looks to inch closer to a .500 record.

Despite holding just a 2-4 ledger, Whitmire can hang with the best of the best in the 125-pound ranks. She already defeated one of the top up-and-coming female fighters in the world by tapping out Sarah McLeod at an FCFF event in 2010, and a win over Connelly would prove she's a true force to reckon with in the 125-pound ranks.

Whitmire also isn't afraid to speak her mind, as she recent took legendary MMA fighter Tara LaRosa to task for making disrespectful comments about the "sexy ladies" of the sport.

LaRosa explained via Twitter that she felt female fighters who play up the sexy angle are generally lacking in skill, and those comments rubbed some in the women's MMA community the wrong way even though no one in particular was called out.

"I don't think Tara should say anything about sexy women lacking skill because her last fight for Invicta was not what I was expecting, to say the least," Whitmire said in response.

With a win over Connelly, Whitmire can shut LaRosa up for good by proving that "sexy" fighters have serious skills inside the cage.



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