The Weight Cutting Chronicles: UFC Fight Night — Overeem vs. Harris

Cortney Casey (left) and Angela Hill, UFC Lincoln
Cortney Casey (left) and Angela Hill, UFC Lincoln Credit: Mike Straus/Cageside Press

Cortney “Cast Iron” Casey  (8-7 MMA, 4-6 UFC)

Strawweight (115lbs): 4-6 (UFC)

Flyweight (125lbs): 0-0 (UFC)

Cortney Casey might not have one of the flashiest UFC records in the world, but she has never been finished while with the promotion. Casey is looking to make her debut at flyweight under the UFC banner at UFC Florida.

The last time Cortney Casey was in the octagon was in February of 2019 in a unanimous decision loss to Cynthia Calvillo. According to an interview with Jay Anderson of,  Casey might not be staying at flyweight for long, but thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, she will get an opportunity to try out that new weight class at UFC Jacksonville against Mara Romero Borella.

Mike “Beast Boy” Davis (8-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC)

Featherweight (145lbs): 0-1 (UFC), Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series

Lightweight (155lbs): 1-1 (UFC),

Mike Davis is just 27 years old. Davis got his first opportunity to fight for the UFC in 2018, when he fought on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. For this bout, Mike would fight Sodiq Yusuff and lose a unanimous decision. That night would end with the UFC passing on Davis, but fast forward a few months and ‘Beast Boy’ had finished two Island Fights opponents and was called up to the UFC.

Both of Mike’s fights in the UFC thus far have been at lightweight. Davis started his UFC career with a short notice loss to a very game Gilbert Burns. And in Mike’s most recent bout in November of last year, he finished Thomas Gifford in the third round. Mike Davis is definitely a fighter to watch on the scale as he attempts to go down in weight, with his muscular physique.

Song “The Terminator” Yadong (15-4-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC)

Bantamweight (135lbs): 3-0-1 (UFC)

Featherweight (145lbs): 1-0 (UFC)

Yadong Song is only 22 years old; when he entered the UFC back in 2017, he was just 19 years old. Coincidentally, this first fight with the promotion is also the last time he fought at featherweight, finishing Bharat Khandare in the very first round with a submission.

Song has yet to lose in the UFC and his last fight was a majority decision draw against Cody Stamann in December of 2019. Song is 5’6″ with a 67″ reach. Yadong will move back up to featherweight for the first time since his UFC debut when he competes this weekend at UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs. Harris.