“King” Casey O’Neill will make her second UFC octagon appearance on June 19th against Lara Procópio. News of the Casey O’Neill vs Lara Procópio announcement was first reported by MMA Fighting. It’s since been reported by other media outlets.
Casey O’Neill vs Lara Procópio Set for UFC Fight Night 193
Casey O’Neill (6-0, 1-0 UFC) was dominant in her UFC debut victory over Shana Dobson. Despite only having had four pro MMA bouts prior to debuting, O’Neill looked polished en route to finishing her opponent with ground and pound in the second round. The Scottish/Australian native is just 23 years old, but her advanced maturity is already evident. “King” Casey seems to have the tools to be a force in the division.
Lara Procópio (7-1, 1-1 UFC) entered the UFC in 2019 when she endured a split-decision defeat to Karol Rosa. She then went all of 2020 without a fight – having a bout with Courtney Casey canceled due to COVID-19 – before returning in February with a win over Molly McCann. Procópio landed seven of her nine takedown attempts to win over the judges. The 25-year-old Brazilian will likely look to get this upcoming fight to the ground as well.
Casey O’Neill vs Lara Procópio is a can’t miss women’s flyweight bout that’s set to take place on June 19th. The event’s location and headliner are still TBD, but the fights that are currently confirmed for UFC Fight Night 193 can be found below:
- Welterweight: Matt Brown vs Dhiego Lima
- Heavyweight: Josh Parisian vs Roque Martinez
- Women’s Strawweight: Virna Jandiroba vs Kanako Murata
- Middleweight: Bruno Silva vs Wellington Turman
- Featherweight: Seung Woo Choi vs Julian Erosa
- Women’s Flyweight: Casey O’Neill vs Lara Procópio
Which one of the promising, young flyweights will reign victorious on June 19th? Leave your prediction in the comment section!
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