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Cortney Casey moves up to flyweight, faces Lara Procopio at UFC San Diego

Cortney Casey (right) has beaten the likes of Angela Hill, Jessica Aguilar and Randa Markos in the UFC.
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Cortney Casey and Lara Procopio are switching weight classes in 2020 and meeting in a flyweight contest at the upcoming UFC Fight Night card in San Diego, Calif., on May 16, MMA Fighting confirmed following a report by Combate.

Casey (8-7) fought at 125 pounds early in her MMA career before building a 4-6 as a strawweight in the UFC between 2015 and 2019, which includes wins over Angela Hill, Jessica Aguilar, Randa Markos and Cristina Stanciu.

Procopio (6-1), a former Shooto Brazil flyweight titleholder and a teammate of fellow UFC fighters Jose Aldo and Poliana Botelho, returns to her original division after a bantamweight loss to Karol Rosa in her Octagon debut last August in Shenzhen, China.

UFC San Diego takes place at the Pechanga Arena and airs live on ESPN+.

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