Cortney Casey
Cast Iron

USA

Out
Injury Hand
Est. Return 12/18/2020
Facing potential medical ban
FlyweightUFC
Out
June 23, 2020
The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed Casey a six-month medical suspension Tuesday after she sustained injuries to her right hand and wrist over the weekend in her submission loss to Gillian Robertson at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Casey will soon undergo an X-ray on the hand/wrist, and if the results return positive, the six-month ban will go into effect. While the suspension would prevent Casey from stepping foot in the Octogon until Dec. 18, she could fight again before that date if a orthopedic or sports medicine doctor fully clears her. Casey's loss to Robertson was the eighth overall of her fighting career, dropping her overall record to 5-7 since she joined the UFC in July 2015.
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Not competitive in Vegas
FlyweightUFC
Out
June 20, 2020
Casey lost to Gillian Robertson via submission (Rear-naked choke) at 4:32 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Casey has been plenty active since her company debut back in July 2015 and this was by far her worst effort since joining the UFC roster. Fighting for the second time in a little over a month, Casey had absolutely no answer for the grappling game of Robertson. She spent virtually the entire bout being controlled on the mat and managed no significant offense of her own. Casey is better than her 5-7 record with the UFC would lead you to believe but she has a clear hole in her game and Robertson exploited it here. Casey has alternated wins and losses in her past five fights.
Scheduled for June 20 bout
FlyweightUFC
Out
May 22, 2020
Casey is set to face off against Gillian Robertson in a flyweight matchup at a yet-to-be-determined location June 20, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
While Casey's flyweight debut looked shaky early on, she managed to secure a victory via submission (armbar) 3:36 into the first round of the bout. She'll get her second taste of the division versus Robertson, who enters the bout coming off of a loss via KO/TKO (punches) versus Maycee Barber back in October. Casey sports a punching volume more than twice that of Robertson, who will likely look to take it to the mat. In terms of betting odds, Casey was listed as a (+110) betting underdog shortly after the announcement of this clash.
Wins in flyweight debut
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Out
May 16, 2020
Casey defeated Mara Romero Borella via submission (Armbar) at 3:36 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Jacksonville.
ANALYSIS
Casey's flyweight debut was a struggle, but she emerged with the victory she was seeking. The 33-year-old spent the majority of the brief fight being controlled by Romero Borella on the mat before the Italian got lazy with her submission defense and allowed Casey to clamp on the armbar that ended the proceedings. The quick, composed finish resulted in Casey taking home an extra $50,000 via Performance of the Night honors. Casey has fought better than her 5-6 career record with the company would lead you to believe. There's a pair of split decision losses in there, and Casey has spent the majority of her UFC run fighting quality competition. It remains to be seen if Casey will remain at flyweight or drop back down to her traditional weight of 115 pounds.
Scheduled for May 16
FlyweightUFC
Out
April 30, 2020
Casey will take on Maria Romero Borella in a flyweight matchup at a UFC Fight Night event in Jacksonville on May 16, Raphael Marinho of Combate reports.
ANALYSIS
Casey was originally scheduled to fight on May 16 -- but it was supposed to be against Lara Procopio at an event in San Diego. She'll get to keep her date, but the opponent and location will change. Both fighters have hit rough patches of late. Casey has dropped three of her last four, all at the strawweight division. She'll move up to flyweight for this one, taking on an opponent in Romero Borella that has dropped back-to-back fights of her own. Despite moving up a weight class, Casey will be an inch taller, but gives up two inches in reach. Casey owns a significant edge in terms of striking volume, but she's historically had to get hit much more frequently in order to land her offense.
Flyweight fight scheduled
FlyweightUFC
Out
February 29, 2020
Casey will face Lara Procopio in a flyweight bout at UFC San Diego on May 16, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Casey hasn't fought since losing to Cynthia Calvillo in February of 2019. She's changing weight classes after going 4-6 as a strawweight in her UFC career, including losses in four of her last six fights. Procopio is also changing weight classes after losing as a bantamweight in her UFC debut.