Kevin Casey vs. Elvis Mutapcic booked for June’s UFC 199 “Rockhold vs. Weidman II” event

By Jamie Penick, MMATorch Editor-in-Chief

A fight between Kevin Casey and Elvis Mutapcic has been added to UFC 199 in June, the organization announced this week.

Both fighters need a victory after losses in their most recent appearances, and the fight will take place on the night’s preliminary card from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.

Casey, 32, lost his UFC debut out of The Ultimate Fighter 17 in 2013, and won three fights out of the organization before getting another shot.  In the four fights since his return, two have resulted in no contests: one for a failed drug test on Casey’s part, the other due to a nasty eye poke he suffered in December. He’s scored one win in the Octagon – a decision over Ildemar Alcantara – while suffering a TKO loss to Rafael Natal in his last fight in January.

As for Mutapcic, a veteran of Canada’s MFC promotion, as well as The World Series of Fighting, he made his UFC debut on short notice in January, dropping a decision to Francimar Barroso. 15-4 overall, he’ll try to make a better second impression in June.

The UFC 199 event airs live on pay-per-view on June 4, headlined by two title fight rematches in Luke Rockhold vs. Chris Weidman II and Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber III.

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