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#11 Women's Flyweight Division

Active

"King"

Casey O'Neill

9-0-0 (W-L-D)

9

Fight Win Streak

3

Wins by Knockout

2

Wins by Submission

Casey O'Neill

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Casey O'Neill's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
Irvine, United Kingdom
Trains at
Xtreme Couture - Las Vegas, NV
Fighting style
MMA
Age
24
Height
66.00
Weight
125.50
Octagon Debut
Feb. 20, 2021
Reach
69.00
Leg reach
37.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2019
     
  • Three wins by KO, two by submission (2 RNC)
     
  • One first-round finish
     
  • Went the five-round distance in 2019 win over Miki Motono

 

UFC History

UFC 271 (2/12/22) O’Neill won a three round split decision over Roxanne Modafferi
UFC Fight Night (6/19/21) O’Neill stopped Antonina Shevchenko via TKO (punches) at 4:47 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (6/19/21) O’Neill submitted Lara Procópio via rear naked choke at 3:41 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (2/20/21) O’Neill stopped Shana Dobson via strikes at 2:54 of the third round

 

Q&A

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training kickboxing as a young child because my dad took me with him as he went, and I always wanted to get involved. Same thing when I started BJJ / MMA, and then I was 13 when my dad started an MMA show. I begged to fight for a long time and eventually a few years later he allowed me to start and I have never stopped.
What ranks and titles have you held? I have a brown belt in jiu-jitsu, and I was a 2x strawweight champion regionally in Australia. 
Do you have any heroes? I wouldn’t say I have any heroes in terms of MMA; I mainly was inspired to start because of my dad, and my cousin who was a fighter.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It is a lifelong dream that I have had since I was very young. This feels super exciting and very surreal but I can’t wait to showcase what I can do on the biggest stage in the sport.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No, I didn’t - I started fighting before even finishing high school and decided not to pursue a Plan B, so I put my all into fighting. 
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a barista. 
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 5-2 amateur, losing my first two and winning 5 in a row - all by finish – afterward. 
Favorite grappling technique: Joint locks 
Favorite Striking technique: Boxing