Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Angela Hill vs. Cortney Casey Set For UFC Lincoln (Updated)

UPDATE: Cortney Casey has stepped up as a replacement opponent. ESPN first reported the news.


UFC Fight Night 135 is now down one women’s strawweight bout.

Initially it was expected that Angela Hill would be meeting Alexa Grasso on the UFC Lincoln card. MMA Junkie reports that Grasso has been forced to pull out of the fight with an undisclosed injury.

The event is set to take place from the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska on August 25th. Grasso’s last Octagon appearance resulted in a first round submission loss to Tatiana Suarez at UFC Fight Night 129 this past May. It was the first time in Grasso’s career that she was defeated via stoppage.

Hill comes off a unanimous decision win over Maryna Moroz at UFC on FOX 28 in February. We’ll keep you updated in regards to Hill’s potential replacement or removal from the card. The current UFC Lincoln fight card can be found below:

  • Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick
  • Angela Hill vs. TBA
  • Andre Fili vs. Michael Johnson
  • Antonio Braga Neto vs. Andrew Sanchez
  • Eryk Anders vs. Tim Williams
  • Iuri Alcantara vs. Cory Sandhagen
  • Deiveson Figueiredo vs. John Moraga
  • Luke Sanders vs. Rani Yahya
  • Joanne Calderwood vs. Kalindra Faria
  • Drew Dober vs. Jon Tuck
  • Mickey Gall vs. George Sullivan
  • Bryan Barberena vs. Jake Ellenberger

What are your thoughts on Grasso pulling out of her fight with Hill? Let us know in the comments below!

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