A ranked women’s flyweight competitor gets right back in the ring just 34 days after her last fight as Cortney Casey takes on Gillian Robertson at UFC on ESPN 11 tonight in Las Vegas
Cortney Casey: $7,900
Gillian Robertson: $8,300
Casey comes in at -106 on the money line, while Robertson is the favorite at -118.
Casey’s weigh-in was just bizarre, as she used the “Hoop of Shame” to completely disrobe assuming she’d need every ounce to get under the 126-pound limit, but then came in at 123.5.
Casey is 9-7 in the UFC, making Mara Romero Borella tap on May 16th in Jacksonville. She’s 5-6 in the UFC with three stoppages. “Cast Iron” lands 4.72 strikes per minute and shoots rarely with only 0.34 takedown attempts per 15 minutes.
Robertson is 7-4 career with five submissions and a KO. She’s 4-2 in the UFC and has yet to see the third round in a win or loss. “The Savage” will look to fight on the mat with 3.44 takedowns averaged per 15 minutes. She throws only 2.18 strikes per minute, and her first-round loss to Maycee Barber in October of last year was the only time she’s been TKO’d in her career.
Especially with the awkward and bad weight-cut from Casey, Robertson looks like a play here. She can get the fight on the mat early, and comes in at an average price that can still score you a first round stoppage. We’ll be with the Canadian Robertson, who fights out of American Top Team in Ft. Lauderdale meaning she’ll have the right corner behind her.