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Cortney Casey fails drug test, win over Jessica Aguilar overturned

bjpenndotcom - May 27, 2017

Recently, at UFC 211, UFC women’s strawweight contender Cortney Casey took to the Octagon against Jessica Aguilar for a highly anticipated and extremely pivotal showdown. For Casey, she was looking to return to the win column after dropping a unanimous decision loss to Claudia Gadelha back in November. On the other hand, Aguilar was also looking to bounce back from a loss to Claudia Gadelha, however her loss to the former #1 contender occurred nearly two years prior to her meeting with Casey.

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CABMMA defends Cortney Casey following backlash over reaction to controversial kick

bjpenndotcom - November 23, 2016

This past weekend during the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo’ top ranked women’s strawweight fighters Claudia Gadelha and Cortney Casey stepped into the Octagon in a highly anticipated showdown. For Casey, the fight was an opportunity to extend her win streak to 3, as she hoped to pick up a win over former strawweight title challenger Claudia Gadelha. On the other hand, Gadelha was looking to return to the win column following her July loss to Joanna Jedrzejczyk in a failed bid at the strawweight title. Gadelha ultimately won the fight via unanimous decision, picking up 30-27 scores on all of the judges scorecards, however in the third round there was a bit of controversy as Gadelha threw a kick at Casey, who was on the ground at the time. The kick grazed Casey’s ponytail, and she grabbed at her head as if the kick had landed clean. Surprisingly, the referee didn’t take a point away, and the fight continued after Casey was able to recover.