Casey O’Neill hasn’t been on the UFC roster a complete yr but, however she is already searching for contender standing.
O’Neill (8-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) made her promotional debut in February, the undefeated 23-year-old flyweight has now made it three wins in the course of the calendar yr along with her second-round ground-and-pound stoppage victory over Antonina Shevchenko (9-4 MMA, 3-4 UFC) on Saturday.
The struggle occurred on the prelims of UFC Fight Night 193 on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The whole occasion aired on ESPN+.
“I think there was still a lot of questions about me coming in, only two fights in,” O’Neill advised MMA Junkie and different reporters in the course of the post-fight information convention. “Everybody still looks at you like a rookie in your rookie year, so I hope that now after finishing my first year with the UFC, most likely that people look at me as a contender.”
In underneath 12 months with the UFC, O’Neill has stopped Shana Dobson and Lara Procopio along with Shevchenko. Although she didn’t understand it on the time of her interview, she additionally earned a “Performance of the Night” bonus for her victory.
As for what’s subsequent, O’Neill want to take some time off earlier than returning to motion in March of 2022 to offer her coaches a break whereas additionally bettering behind the scenes.
Check out the complete post-fight interview with O’Neill within the video above.