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21 Aug 2018 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Cortney Casey vs Angela Hill at UFC Fight Night 135

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 135? Sunday 26th August, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 135? Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln, Nebraska

What channel is UFC Fight Night 135 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 135? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 135? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

LAST EIGHT FIGHTS

CORTNEY CASEY

ANGELA HILL

2018

Michelle Waterson
UFC

L
(DEC)

W
(DEC)

Maryna Moroz
UFC

2018

2017

Felice Ferrig
UFC

L
(DEC)

L
(DEC)

Nina Ansaroff
UFC

2017

2017

Jessica Aguilar
UFC

W
(DEC)

W
(DEC)

Ashley Yoder
UFC

2017

2016

Claudia Gadelha
UFC

L
(DEC)

L
(DEC)

Jessica Andrade
UFC

2017

2016

Randa Markos
UFC

W
(SUB)

W
(DEC)

Kaline Medeiros
Invicta

2016

THE BREAKDOWN

Hill has been desperate to get back in the cage since her win over Moroz and is even more desperate to get back-to-back wins for the first time in the UFC. Meanwhile, Casey is coming off two very hard-fought and narrow decision losses which just shows how stacked the strawweight division has become. Only the best fighters in the division are achieving win streaks and that is exactly what these ladies have to do to break the top ten.

Although Casey has the edge when it comes to grappling and Hill is the better striker, this fight is likely to be a gritty and intense stand-up battle especially as they are both prone to absorbing shots. They will both back their skills to pick up the win and as they do not possess that one-punch knockout power – this is likely to end in a decision.

If Casey decides to stand for the duration of the fight, she may become unstuck with Hill’s technique so as long as she can mix up her striking with grappling she can grind out an important and tough win.

Prediction: Casey via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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