Johnson (11-6), The Ultimate Fighter 12 runner-up, has rebounded from a shaky 1-2 start inside the octagon with a move to the Blackzilian’s. Currently riding a two-fight win-streak, “The Menace” recently notched his belt with a victory over TUF 14 winner Tony Ferguson at UFC on Fox 3.
His opponent, Castillo (14-4) is riding hot on a three-fight win-streak, most recently outpointing John Cholish at UFC on Fox 3. The Team Alpha Male product is 4-1 in his last five fights, only having lost once in his UFC tenure.
UFC 151 will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on September 1st. The event is slated to be headlined by UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones attempting to hold on to his crown battling former PRIDE and Strikeforce 205 lb king Dan Henderson.