UFC adds Michelle Waterson vs. Cortney Casey to UFC on FOX 29 main card

UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson

The UFC has the return of Michelle Waterson. She will face Cortney Casey in a women’s strawweight fight. The bout will be part of the main card of UFC on FOX 29, which takes place April 14 at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz.

Waterson will be looking to avoid a three-fight losing streak against Casey. After scoring a first-round submission over Paige VanZant at UFC on FOX 22, Waterson dropped a pair of fights. She fell victim to a submission against current champion Rose Namajunas at UFC on FOX 24 and then dropped a decision at UFC 218. Waterson joined the UFC in 2015 after four-fight stint in Invicta FC where she hold the promotion’s atomweight title.

Casey joined the UFC in 2015. She dropped her first two bouts against Joanne Calderwood and Seo Hee Ham. However, she then got back on track by winning three of her next five bouts. Casey holds UFC wins over Cristina Stanciu, Randa Markos and former WSOF champion Jessica Aguilar. In her last fight, Casey dropped a split decision against Felice Herrig at UFC 218.

In the main event of UFC on FOX 29, lightweight contenders Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier will headline. In the co-main event, Matt Brown returns to action against former WEC champion Carlos Condit.