Cortney Casey vs. JJ Aldrich Joins March’s UFC Vegas 21

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The UFC’s March 13 date, UFC Vegas 21 (or UFC Fight Night 187 if you prefer) has added some flyweight action.

Sherdog was first to report that Cortney Casey vs. JJ Aldrich is the latest addition to the Fight Night card. Cageside Press verified the booking with a source close to the situation on Friday.

Casey (9-8) is a longtime strawweight who made the move back to flyweight (where she competed prior to her UFC career) last year. She went 1-1 at 125lbs in 2020, defeating Mara Romero Borella via arm-bar before being submitted herself later in the year by Gillian Robertson.

“Cast Iron” has traded wins and losses across her last four fights, posting a 2-2 mark in that span. She’ll look to return to the win column against Aldrich (8-4), who has been in a similar situation of late. Also 2-2 in her last four, Aldrich, another former strawweight, has been trading wins and losses, and is coming off a split decision loss to Sabina Mazo at UFC 246 in January 2020.

UFC Vegas 21 takes place at the UFC Apex on March 13, 2021. The card currently includes the following bouts:

Leon Edwards vs. Belal Muhammad
Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann
Matheus Nicolau vs. Tagir Ulanbekov
Ricardo Ramos vs. Zubaira Tukhugov
Jinh Yu Frey vs. Gloria de Paula
Davey Grant vs. Jonathan Martinez
Ray Rodriguez vs. Rani Yahya
Jason Witt vs. Matthew Semelsberger
Eryk Anders vs. Darren Stewart
Don Madge vs. Nasrat Haqparast
Ben Rothwell vs. Philipe Lins
Dan Ige vs. Gavin Tucker
Charles Jourdain vs. Marcelo Rojo
JJ Aldrich vs. Cortney Casey