The upcoming UFC event, UFC Vegas 34 has a lost a flyweight bout in Liana Jojua vs Cortney Casey.
UFC Vegas 34 is set to take place in the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is scheduled for August 21st. The fight card had a total of 13 fights and now it has a lot one in Liana Jojua vs Cortney Casey. Both the women flyweights were scheduled to fight but the fight has been called off due to visa issues for Liana Jojua. The initial report was from MMA Junkie.
This is unfortunate news for Jojua as her last fight in the UFC was in 2020. She went up against the division’s favorite Miranda Maverick at UFC 254. She lost the fight via TKO in the very first round. Liana has a total of three fights in the UFC with only one win against Diana Belbita at UFC Fight Night 172 in July 2020. She won the fight via an amazing submission in the first round helping her bounce back from her debut loss.
UFC Vegas 34 will continue with 12 fights in its card
While Liana is forced to back out from the fight, her opponent Cortney Casey insists on fighting her and will wait for the matchup to be rescheduled. Cortney was looking to bounce back from her loss against JJ Aldrich via submission in the third round in 2021. Another loss would make it three consecutive losses for the flyweight fighter. She has a record of 9-9-0 in her career. Cortney has been fighting in the UFC since 2015.
With the flyweight matchup removed from the card, the card has only 12 fights on its card. Jared Cannonier and Kelvin Gastelum will be headlining the card with their middleweight clash while the co-main event features a lightweight bout between Clay Guida and Mark Madsen. It takes place on August 21st.