XFC: Amateur Champ Cortney Casey makes highly anticipated Pro Debut
On June 14th, amateur standout Cortney Casey will make her highly anticipated professional and promotional debut at XFC 24: Collision Course, LIVE on AXS TV, from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa, Florida. After signing a long term, multi-fight, deal with the XFC, Casey will test her skill against the more experienced and battle tested Kelly Warren.
Cortney “Cast Iron” Casey has been a high level athlete her entire life. Her first love and passion was for the soccer field. After a successful career at Division I UTEP, Casey took her talents to Seattle, Washington where she briefly played for the Seattle Sounders. It was while rehabbing a soccer injury, that Cortney first entered an MMA gym. She was hoping to use mixed martial arts training to stay in shape for an eventual return to soccer, but that return never happened. The woman now known as “Cast Iron” was bitten by the MMA bug and the adrenaline rush of hand to hand combat was too strong for Casey to ignore.
Casey experienced an amateur MMA career that would make most jealous. She compiled a 6-2 record, which included a title for Coalition of Combat, and a title win and defense of the famed Vegas promotion Tuff-N-Uff’s Flyweight Championship. Cortney also managed to become an MMA internet sensation when video of her flying armbar against Rachael Cummins hit the web.
Some have questioned Casey’s decision to accept a debut bout against such a seasoned warrior as Kelly Warren, but Casey had this to say about her contract with the XFC and her bout with veteran Kelly Warren: “There’s no better way to get your feet wet, then to jump right in the deep end.” It’s exactly this attitude that drove XFC President John Prisco to sign Casey to a long term deal.
Cortney Casey and Xtreme Fighting Championships make their way to Tampa, Florida for XFC 24: Collision Course on June 14, 2013. The event is presented by ICRealTime Security Solutions and ThroatPunch Ind. Apparel and will be broadcast Live on AXS TV from the beautiful USF Sun Dome, beginning at 9pm. Follow Cortney Casey on Facebook and Twitter @CastIron_Casey, for up to the minute information leading up to her XFC debut.
Article by J. Hobbs