Cortney Casey
Cast Iron
Dealt max suspension
strawweightUFC
February 20, 2019
Casey has been suspended 180 days pending medical clearance by the Arizona State Boxing and Mixed Martial Arts Commission, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Casey went three rounds with Cynthia Calvillo at UFC Phonix, absorbing a total of 82 significant strikes -- 41 of which were to the head. While no specific injury was detailed, Casey will be on the shelf until cleared by a physician. While this decision was certainly a close one, the strawweight has now lost three of her last four UFC bouts.
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Gets the short end of the decision
strawweightUFC
February 17, 2019
Casey lost to Cynthia Calvillo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27) at UFC on ESPN 1 on Sunday in Phoenix.
ANALYSIS
Casey seemed to get the better of the striking exchanges. She had a size and reach advantage over Calvillo, and it seemed to help her land the better strikes. Calvillo occasionally close the distance, but when she did, she ate a ton of shots. In the end, the judges awarded the decision to Calvillo. Casey has now lost three of her last four fights in the UFC, and her overall record falls to 8-7.
Takes on Calvillo in February
strawweightUFC
December 12, 2018
Casey's upcoming fight against Cynthia Calvillo was moved to Feb. 17 in Phoenix, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
This bout was initially scheduled to occur in Anaheim, California on Jan. 26, but the UFC elected to cancel the card due to the inability to find a suitable main event. Casey is coming off a victory over Angele Hill at UFC Lincoln back in August while Calvillo took down Poliana Botelho via submission in her latest outing.
Set to face Cynthia Calvillo
strawweightUFC
November 28, 2018
Casey (undisclosed) will face Cynthia Calvillo in a strawweight fight at UFC 233 on Jan. 26 in California, Nolan King of Flocombat reports.
ANALYSIS
Casey is currently serving a medical suspension following her split decision victory over Angela Hill at UFC Lincoln in August. The 31-year-old will return to the octagon against Calvillo, who is coming off a first-round submission win over Poliana Botelho at UFC Fight Night 140 on Nov. 17. Casey owns an 8-6 record as a professional.
Given 180-day medical suspension
strawweightUFC
August 29, 2018
Casey has been dealt a 180-day medical suspension after her split decision victory over Angela Hill at UFC Lincoln over the weekend, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
After losing two straight fights, Casey got back on track this past weekend, taking down Angela Hill in a close decision. While she likely hopes to keep that momentum going in the near future, her upcoming availability will tentatively be put on hold after being given a six-month medical suspension. If cleared by a physician, Casey could return much earlier than that original timetable, so it's simply a situation to monitor for now.
Wins close split decision on Saturday
strawweightUFC
August 25, 2018
Casey defeated Angela Hill via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC Lincoln on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
This was an entertaining fight. Hill and Casey traded strikes throughout the majority of the fight. Casey's problem was she could not complete takedowns. She was successful with one in the first round but then was stuffed on each attempt from that point. Casey had the edge in head strikes landed which likely led to the decision going in her favor. This fight could have gone either way.