Whiteford has not fought since he earned a March unanimous-decision win over Daniel Pineda at UFC 171. It was the Scottish fighter’s first win in the UFC. In his UFC debut, he suffered a submission loss to Jim Hettes, which snapped a 10-fight winning streak.
Whiteford will now finally get the chance to fight in front of a home crowd, something he’s been longing for since childhood. In his own words; “I used to go to boxing fights as a teenager to watch Alex Arthur and Ricky Burns. The thing that stood out was the passion of the fans”, “There’s not a doubt in my mind I’ll be on the Glasgow show, no-one will stop me being on there.” “I can’t f***ing wait to blow the roof off that place”.
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