A strawweight matchup between ranked contenders Michelle Watersonand Cortney Casey is the latest addition to UFC on FOX 29. The UFC confirmed the booking Thursday following an initial report by Arizona news outlet AZ Central.
Waterson (14-6) will look to rebound after losing both of her fights in 2017 at the hands of Rose Namajunas andTecia Torres, the former via second-round submission and the latter via unanimous decision. Nicknamed “The Karate Hottie,” Waterson is a popular former Invicta FC atomweight champion who began her UFC run by winning back-to-back fights via submission over Angela Magana andPaige VanZant.
Casey (7-5), likewise, will look to return to the win column after losing a hard-fought split decision to Felice Herrig in December. An Arizona native who trains at Glendale’s The MMA Lab, Casey picked up victories in three of her prior four fights before the Herrig setback, a run highlighted by wins over Jessica Aguilar and Randa Markos.