Danny Castillo (right) | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com


A lightweight scrap between former UFC title challenger Joe Stevenson and World Extreme Cagefighting transfer Danny Castillo was made official Tuesday for UFC Live 3 “Sanchez vs. Kampmann,” completing the official fight card with 12 bouts.

The matchup will be part of the Versus-televised main card and will take place March 3 at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Ky. The event will be headlined by a welterweight duel between dangerous Dane Martin Kampmann and the resurgent Diego Sanchez.

Stevenson-Castillo serves as a late replacement for a welterweight contest between Paulo Thiago and Johny Hendricks. That fight was scrapped after Thiago withdrew last week due to injury. Left without an opponent, Hendricks was also taken off the card.

After winning season two of “The Ultimate Fighter” as a welterweight, Stevenson made the cut to 155 pounds in 2006. “Joe Daddy” proceeded to win four straight fights en route to a shot at B.J. Penn’s lightweight championship. Since falling to Penn at UFC 80, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt has lost four of his last seven fights, most recently dropping back-to-back bouts at the hands of George Sotiropoulos and Mac Danzig. A three-time recipient of “Fight of the Night” honors inside the Octagon, Stevenson owns 14 of his 31 career victories by submission.

Conversely, Castillo rides consecutive victories into his bout with the more experienced Stevenson. A seven-time WEC veteran, “Last Call” bounced back from losses to Shane Roller and Anthony Pettis to defeat Dustin Poirier and Will Kerr at WEC 50 and WEC 53, respectively. The Team Alpha Male representative has finished eight of his 10 victims and has been knocked out only once in his three-year career.

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