Felice Herrig vs. Cortney Casey booked for UFC 218

Herrig vs Casey

A women’s strawweight matchup between Felice Herrig (13-6) and Cortney Casey (7-4) has been booked for UFC 218 in December. Herrig announced the matchup Friday on social media.

UFC 218 will be held Dec. 2 from Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. No other bouts have yet been confirmed for the event.

Herrig is presently ranked No. 9 in the women’s 115-pound division. The 32-year-old Illinois native is riding a three-fight winning streak, most recently winning a unanimous decision over Justine Kish at UFC Fight Night 112 in June.

Prior to that Herrig had won a unanimous decision over Alexa Grasso in February and scored a “Performance of the Night” first-round submission win over Kailin Curran in July 2016. Now 4-1 in her UFC run, “Lil Bulldog” has finished four of her 13 career wins by knockout and one by submission.

Casey is currently ranked No. 12 in the strawweight division and is coming off a unanimous decision win over former title challenger Jessica Aguilar at UFC 211 in May. In her fight before that Casey dropped a decision to Claudia Gadelha last November.

The 30-year-old BJJ brown belt also holds a submission win over Randa Markos and a TKO over Cristina Stanciu inside the octagon. Now 3-3 in her UFC tenure, Casey has finished three of her seven career wins via knockout and three by submission.

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