There is a first time for everything – UFC Fight Night 72, “Jo Jo” vs “Cast Iron”

First time back for Joanne “Jo Jo” Calderwood after first lost in career

In Casey-Sanchez’s words during the pre-fight interview, when asked if she is nervous about fighting on such short notice, she commented that Calderwood has far more to lose in this match. After suffering an unexpected and very first professional defeat vs Moroz in a submission 90 seconds into the first round some three months ago, Calderwood and fans alike would no doubt want to see her win her position and dignity back

Apart from her extensive professional experience and home ground advantage, another of her notable gain against Casey-Sanchez is Calderwood’s extra 10 cm in height. Predominantly a striker this would mean her legs and reach would keep Casey-Sanchez out of reach. In saying that, Cortney is seasoned against fighters of height and reach advantage over her. In the end, she often finds a way to get under their skin.

All in all, there is plenty to watch out for in this fight. As Cortney Casey-Sanchez hopes, perhaps the two girls can steal the show at UFC Fight 72.


Chingyin Ng, originally from Singapore had lived in London, UK and is now based in Melbourne Australia. She had trained extensively in a variety of martial arts including Muay Thai and Boxing. As MMA gains popularity in Australia and Asia, Chingyin follows all news and progress with enthusiasm and with her unique and bilingual background she is able to provide a different perspective.