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Danny Castillo – Tony Ferguson Set For UFC 176

Andrew Ravens

UFC 176

The UFC has announced that Danny Castillo will take on “The Ultimate Fighter 11” winner Tony Ferguson in a lightweight bout at UFC 176.

Tony Ferguson (15-3 MMA, 5-1 UFC) He has eight knockouts, 4 submissions and 2 decision victories, while he has been submitted once in his MMA career. Prior to joining the UFC he was on a three fight winning streak. He made his UFC debut against Ramsey Nijem which he won via knockout at UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale on Jun / 04 / 2011. He beat Aaron Riley via TKO at UFC 135 – Jones vs. Rampage on Sep / 24 / 2011 and then Yves Edwards via unanimous decision at UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 14 Finale on Dec / 03 / 2011. He lost to Michael Johnson via unanimous decision at UFC on Fox 3 – Diaz vs. Miller on May / 05 / 2012. In his last fight he beat Mike Rio via Brabo Choke at UFC 166 – Velasquez vs. dos Santos 3 on Oct / 19 / 2013.

Main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Danny Castillo (17-6 MMA, 7-3 UFC) He is 3-2 in his last five fights and entering this fight with a loss on his record. He lost to Michael Johnson via knockout back in October of 2012, then got a pair of wins with a unanimous decision over Paul Sass back in February of 2013 and a unanimous decision over Tim Means back in July. However Edson Barboza stopped his winning streak back in December when he edges Castillo out with a Majority decision. He is coming off a win over Charlie Brenneman At UFC 172.

The main event will be Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes. UFC has a lot of fights to add to this card. Here is the current line up:

  • Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes
  • Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky
  • Fabricio Camoes vs. Gray Maynard


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