Video: Danny Castillo has his hands up for Edson Barboza’s wheel kick at UFC on FOX 9


SACRAMENTO, Calif. – UFC lightweight and Team Alpha Male regular Danny Castillo is a fan of Edson Barboza‘s work. He just doesn’t want to be a victim of it.

Barboza (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC), whom Castillo (16-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) fights on the FOX Sports 1-televised prelims of UFC on FOX 9, is a striking dynamo. He is likely to dispense a variety of kicks that aim to relieve him of consciousness.

Famously, the Brazilian wiped out Terry Etim with a wheel-kick that earned “Knockout of the Year” honors and earned him a nomination for “Best Play of the Year” at the 2012 ESPYs.

Castillo, though, said he’s well prepared for anything that comes his way. He also has noticed a small change in Barboza.

“Since that Etim fight, he hasn’t really landed [the wheel kick],” he told MMAjunkie. “So I hope he doesn’t land it on me. But my hands will be up, and I’ll be swinging for the fence, looking for the takedown, and making it an ugly fight.”

UFC on FOX 9 takes place at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. The event’s main card airs on FOX.

While both men suffered setbacks in 2012, they are coming into the fight on the strength of back-to-back wins. The winner is likely to meet a top-15 opponent next year.

Castillo, who lives in Sacramento, often is an overlooked asset at Team Alpha Male, but stands to put an impressive notch on his belt by beating Barboza.

In the video above, watch him talk about fighting in front of a hometown crowd and dealing with the threats posed by Barboza.

For complete coverage of UFC on FOX 9, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.
From Around the Web

Related News

  • 27 days ago
  • 41 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) undefeated lightweight sophomore Paul Felder made the most of his second appearance inside the Octagon by knocking out Danny Castillo in the FOX Sports 1 "Prelims read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 3 views

Paul Felder talks about his stunning knockout of Danny Castillo in the UFC 182 Prelims headliner on FOX Sports 1. read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 13 views

UFC lightweight Paul Felder made the best of an unexpected opportunity, brutally starching veteran Danny Castillo with a second-round spinning backfist knockout on the preliminary card of UFC 182. A read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 11 views

LAS VEGAS – For the first five minutes of his bout with Danny Castillo, Paul Felder looked impressive. For the final few seconds of it, he looked downright scary.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 27 days ago
  • 7 views

Paul Felder’s fist met Danny Castillo’s face, and the result was predictable. read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 6 views

LAS VEGAS -- UFC lightweight Paul Felder talked to the media in attendance at UFC 182 on Saturday after his dramatic knockout win over Danny Castillo, how he earned the nickname 'the Irish dragon', h read news >>

  • 21 days ago
  • 24 views

Anthony Johnson stepped inside the Octagon with UFC legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC on Fox 12 in July 2014 and emerged victorious. read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 24 views

It’s the fight that set him up for a headlining spot at next week’s UFC on FOX 14 event. It also extended his winning streak to eight fights and further put the light-heavyweight division on notice.F read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 9 views

A lightweight matchup of Paul Felder vs. Jim Miller and a women’s strawweight fight of Felice Herrig vs. Paige VanZant are the newest additions to UFC on FOX 15.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>