Danny-Castillo-UFC139-workout-1The UFC matchmaking team is working overtime this week, particularly focusing on the UFC on Fox 9 fight card slated for Dec. 14 in Sacramento, Calif.

The latest addition is a lightweight bout pitting Danny Castillo against Edson Barboza.

UFC officials announced the bout on Wednesday.

Castillo (16-5) has the home field advantage, training alongside teammates Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes at Team Alpha Male in Sacramento.

He’ll hope to parlay that advantage into another victory, adding to his recent back-to-back successes. Castillo enters the fight having scored unanimous decision victories over Tim Means and Paul Sass in his last two outings.

Barboza has also won his last two fights, submitting Lucas Martins and TKOing Rafaello Oliveira.

A lightweight championship bout between Anthony Pettis and Josh Thomson headlines the event at Sleep Train Arena.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Mega Thursday Fight Update

  • 8 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC matchmakers Joe Silva and Sean Shelby have been working overtime to bring fight fans plenty of compelling action this spring and summer, with eight new fights confirmed over the last 24 hours tha read news >>

'Windy City' gets a second straight summer card: UFC on FOX 20 set for July 23 in Chicago

  • 29 days ago
  • 5 views

After going to Chicago for three straight January dates and finding out first-hand about the city’s nickname, the UFC will head to the “Windy City” for the second straight July.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

UFC on FOX 20 Event Page and Fight Card

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

UFC on Fox 20 event page, fight card rumors, and start times for July 23rd in Chicago, Illinois. read news >>

UFC on FOX 19's John Dodson calling out entire division in return to bantamweight

  • 27 days ago
  • 15 views

For his next trick, “The Magician” will move up to bantamweight for the first time in more than four years. But for his first assignment, he wasn’t able to pull the rabbit out of his hat like he was read news >>

By The Numbers – Top 10 FOX Fights

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

With the forthcoming UFC on FOX: Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson card on April 16 marking the 19th event of its kind, here’s a look back at the top 10 clashes in UFC on FOX history. read news >>

MMAjunkie Radio (1 p.m. ET): UFC on FOX 19's Rashad Evans and Cub Swanson, Joey Varner

  • 24 days ago
  • 8 views

MMAjunkie Radio kicks off at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests Rashad Evans and Cub Swanson from the upcoming UFC on FOX 19 card, and WSOF 30 broadcaster Joey Varner in the studio to co-host.Filed u read news >>

Chicago's UFC on FOX 20 lineup gets first 4 bouts, including LaFlare vs. Yakovlev

  • 23 days ago
  • 5 views

The fight card is starting to take shape for the UFC’s July return to network television.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Correia vs. Pennington now set to close out UFC on FOX 19's UFC Fight Pass prelims

  • 23 days ago
  • 27 views

This month’s UFC on FOX 19 lineup got a small shakeup, and it’s resulted in a new bout to close out the UFC Fight Pass prelims.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Rashad Evans asked for Jon Jones rematch, but UFC on FOX 19 booking nixed that

  • 23 days ago
  • 17 views

Rashad Evans definitely wanted another crack at Jon Jones and asked the UFC for the opportunity. The problem was, as it often is, bad timing.Filed under: Featured Videos, News, Radio Highlight, UFC, read news >>

Tony Ferguson injury scraps UFC on FOX 19 main event vs. Nurmagomedov; Evans-Teixeira headlines

  • 23 days ago
  • 61 views

An injury has scrapped another UFC main event less than two weeks before the fight. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>