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A women’s flyweight matchup is the latest addition to the UFC’s summer schedule.
Two people with knowledge of the booking recently informed MMA Junkie of the matchup but asked to remain anonymous since the promotion has yet to make an official announcement.
Casey (9-9 MMA, 5-8 UFC) aims to snap a two-fight losing skid. She most recently competed in March, when she lost a close split decision to J.J. Aldrich. Seven of Casey’s nine professional victories have come inside the distance, and she’s only been finished in two of her losses.
Jojua (8-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) has not yet gone the distance in her UFC career. After she was finished by ground-and-pound at the hands of Sarah Moras in her promotional debut, Jojua picked up her first UFC win by armbar against Diana Belbita in July 2020. In her most recent outing at UFC 254 this past October, Jojua was sliced open by Miranda Maverick and the fight was called off by the cageside physician.
With the addition, the Aug. 21 UFC lineup now includes:
Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Mana Martinez vs. Jesse Strader
Fabio Cherant vs. William Knight
Austin Hubbard vs. Vinc Pichel
Alexandre Pantoja vs. Brandon Royval
Austin Lingo vs. Luis Saldana
Parker Porter vs. Chase Sherman
Brian Kelleher vs. Domingo Pilarte
Clay Guida vs. Mark Madsen
Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Sasha Palatnikov
Bea Malecki vs. Josiane Nunes
Cortney Casey vs. Liana Jojua