MMA Preview – Michelle Waterson vs Cortney Casey at UFC on Fox 29

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC on Fox 29? Saturday 14th April, 2018 - 23:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC on Fox 29? Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona

What channel is UFC on Fox 29 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC on Fox 29? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC on Fox 29? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

These talented women have struggled to find consistency in the strawweight division which continues to become more and more competitive.

Michelle Waterson has lost her last two fights although these were against Tecia Torres and the current champion, Rose Namajunas. She has all the ability to bounce back from these performances and is one of the most skilled fighters in the division which we have seen glimpses of over the likes of Angela Magana and Paige VanZant but we know she has more to offer.

Cortney Casey does not have a flattering record but with seven UFC fights, she has been competing in the pool of sharks for the majority of her fighting career and like Waterson, she is very talented with more to offer.

So, this promises to be a compelling fight, with both desperate to bounce back from close decision losses.

THE PREDICTION

Waterson has a strong foundation of karate but she has displayed an equally strong ground game since the beginning of her MMA career with nine submission wins.

Casey is no slouch on the ground but as Waterson has enjoyed a lot of success with her wrestling, Casey she may look to utilize her significant reach advantage to keep the distance and get the better of the striking exchanges. This fight could take place anywhere and could go either way but Waterson has more tools to dictate the fight.

Winner: Waterson via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.