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Felice Herrig vs. Cortney Casey official for UFC 218

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Felice Herrig
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Strawweight veteran Felice Herrig will go for a fourth straight victory when she faces Cortney Casey at UFC 218 on Dec. 2 at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Mich.

The promotion officially confirmed the bout Wednesday, five days after Herrig announced the matchup on Instagram:

FIGHT ANNOUNCEMENT: I will be fighting Courtney Casey Dec 2 in Detroit on #ufc218 @teamallmax @alienware

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Herrig (13-6) last fought on June 25, picking up a unanimous decision win over TUF 20 housemate Justine Kish. Prior to that, she outpointed Alexa Grasso and submitted Kailin Curran via first-round rear-naked choke.

For Casey (7-4), getting back in the cage should be a relief after nearly seeing her last win over former World Series of Fighting champion Jessica Aguilar changed to a no-contest when the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation suspended her for having elevated levels of testosterone. Following its own investigation that involved additional testing by the World Anti-Doping Agency, the UFC found that Casey was the victim of a false positive and the TDLR subsequently restored Casey’s win and removed a three-month suspension.

Casey has won three of her past four bouts.

No other bouts have been officially booked for UFC 218.

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