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Danny Castillo vs. Dustin Poirier Late Addition to WEC 50 Fight Card

A lightweight matchup between Danny Castillo and undefeated newcomer Dustin Poirier has been added to the preliminary card of “WEC 50: Cruz vs. Benavidez” on August 18 in Las Vegas, World Extreme Cagefighting announced on Monday.

A member of Team Alpha Male with the likes of Urijah Faber, Joseph Benavidez, and Chad Mendez, Castillo (8-1) had won three-straight before suffering back-to-back losses to Shane Roller in November and Anthony Pettis in March.

Poirier (7-0) remained unbeaten with a 57-second knockout of Derek Gauthier in June and has won all seven of his career bouts by stoppage, including five in the opening round.

The WEC 50 fight card is headlined by bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz vs. Joseph Benavidez and also features Chad Mendes vs. Cub Swanson on its Versus-televised main card.

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Pictured: Danny Castillo


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