Yet another California native is headed to UFC on FOX 9 as Danny Castillo takes on Edson Barboza. UFC officials announced the pairing late Wednesday evening.
Danny Castillo heads into the bout having won two straight, notching a victory in his last outing over Tim Means at UFC on FOX 8. Meanwhile, Barboza comes into the bout having two straight himself, including an absolute destruction of Rafaello Oliveira via leg kicks at UFC 162.
UFC on FOX 9 will take place in Sacramento, California on December 19 and features UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis against Josh Thomson. The night’s co-main event will see bantamweights Michael McDonald and Urijah Faber face off in a crucial bout in the division. The FOX network event will take place at the Sleep Train Arena (formerly the ARCO Arena), with prelims airing via FOX Sports 1 and Facebook.