The Ultimate Fighting Championship has found a replacement for Mexico’s Alexa Grasso on the same day she pulled out of her UFC Fight Night 135 bout against Angela Hill on Aug. 25, ESPN reported on Thursday afternoon due to undisclosed reasons. Alexa Grasso is replaced by Cortney Casey.
UFC Fight Night 135 takes place Aug. 25 at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.
Angela Hill last fought in February where she outpointed Maryna Moroz via unanimous decision. Hill, 31, is currently ranked No. 15 in the UFC’s 115-pound division and holds a professional MMA record of 8-4.
Cortney Casey vs. Angela Hill has been added to UFC Lincoln on 8/25, according to sources. Casey replaces Alexa Grasso, who recently withdrew from the card. Update coming shortly to ESPN.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 19, 2018
Meanwhile, Cortney Casey (7-6) has lost two straight bouts, but both were close split decisions losses to Michelle Waterson and Felice Herrig.
The event, which will be headlined by Justin Gaethje vs. James Vick, will take place Aug. 25 in Lincoln, Nebraska.