UFC Adds Danny Castillo vs. Edson Barboza to UFC on FOX 9 Card

September 19, 2013 11:06 am by Christopher Murphy

UFC on FOX 9 is shaping up to be a big night for the UFC’s lightweight division as the UFC announced that Danny Castillo (pictured) will be facing Edson Barboza.  Headlining the card will be a lightweight title fight between champion, Anthony Pettis, and Josh Thomson.


By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA

Preparing for its return to Sacramento with its UFC on FOX 9 event in December, the UFC is not surprisingly adding local fighters to the card.  The organization announced on Twitter Wednesday night that Sacramento-based fighter, Danny Castillo, would be facing skilled Brazilian kickboxer, Edson Barboza.

Already on the UFC on FOX 9 card is a lightweight match up between newly crowned champion, Anthony Pettis, and challenger Josh Thomson.

Castillo (16-5) has a 6-2 record in the UFC since his debut in 2011.  The Team Alpha Male is coming into this fight with two consecutive unanimous-decision victories.

Barboza (12-1) has had an incredible run in the UFC, winning 6 of his 7 fights in the organization, 4 by T/KO.  He holds one of the most memorable head-kick finishes to be scored in the UFC with a wheel kick to Terry Etim in their fight at UFC 142.

UFC on FOX 9 will take place December 14 at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, CA.  A number of big-name local fighters will be on the card including San Jose fighter, Josh Thomson, and local Team Alpha Male fighters like Castillo, Urijah Faber and Chad Mendes.

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