Sport J.J. Aldrich vs. Cortney Casey added to UFC Fight Night 187
Brandon Moreno targeting UFC title rematch in April, but waiting for Deiveson Figueiredo
is ready to go. But for now, he has to play a waiting game. Healthy and training, Moreno (18-5-2 MMA, 7-2-2 UFC) hopes a UFC flyweight title rematch against champion (20-1-1 MMA, 9-1-1 UFC) is around the corner – ideally, April. For now, however, Moreno claims the ball is in Fi gueiredo’s court. “I’ve been in the gym since the fight, training extremely hard,” Moreno recently told MMA Junkie using a translator. “In my conversations with my manager, Jason House, I told him that I’m ready for April, and he’s pushing the UFC hard. But apparently, Figueiredo thinks a little differently than us.
A women’s flyweight matchup is the latest addition to next month’sevent, with J.J. Aldrich facing Cortney Casey.
MMA Junkie today confirmed the booking with a person with knowledge of the contest following an initial report from.
The two now meet at the March 13 card, which takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streams on ESPN+.
Aldrich (8-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will look to return to the win column following a 14-month layoff. In her previous appearance, Aldrich came up short against Sabina Mazo via split decision at UFC 246 in January 2020.
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UFC 261 has its first title fight. Women's flyweight champion will seek her fifth consecutive successful title defense when she takes on former strawweight champion on the April 24 pay-per-view card. The event currently doesn't have an official location or…Women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko will seek her fifth consecutive successful title defense when she takes on former strawweight champion Jessica Andrade on the April 24 pay-per-view card. The event currently doesn’t have an official location or venue.
Meanwhile, Casey (9-8 MMA, 7-5 UFC) returns to action for the first time since a third-round submission loss to Gillian Robertson this past June. “Cast Iron” was expected to face Priscila Cachoeira in October, but the Brazilian had issues with her weight cut, and the bout was called off before she hit the scales.
With the addition to the card, the UFC Fight Night 187 lineup now includes:Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart Philipe Lins vs. Ben Rothwell Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula Matheus Nicolau vs. Tagir Ulanbekov Matthew Semelsberger vs. Jason Witt Davey Grant vs. Jonathan Martinez Charles Jourdain vs. Marcelo Rojo Ray Rodriguez vs. Rani Yahya Nasrat Haqparast vs. Don Madge Ricardo Ramos vs. Zubaira Tukhugov J.J. Aldrich vs. Cortney Casey MORE:
Jeremy Stephens moves back to lightweight, fights Drakkar Klose at UFC event on April 17
is moving back to lightweight. The longtime UFC fighter will make his divisional return April 17 against . The UFC Fight Night event does not have a publicly-known location or venue. Two people with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie on…The longtime UFC fighter will make his divisional return April 17 against Drakkar Klose. The UFC Fight Night event does not have a publicly-known location or venue.
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