A lightweight bout has been schedule for UFC on FOX 3 between John Cholish and Danny Castillo. Both men are coming off winning performances and create a perfect East Coast vs. West Coast rivalry for the show with Cholish hailing from New Jersey and Castillo from Sacramento.
News of the bout has been confirmed by the UFC.
Castillo is 13-4 overall and 3-1 in the UFC, coming off back-to-back victories over Anthony Njokuani and Shamar Bailey. He has been inside the cage with the likes of Anthony Pettis, Donald Cerrone, and Jacob Volkmann during his MMA career.
Comparably, Cholish (8-1) earned a second round TKO victory over Mitch Clarke in his UFC debut. He has won eight straight fights since losing his pro debut back in 2007.
UFC on FOX 3 takes place May 5 from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The main event pits Jim Miller against Nate Diaz with the Cholish-Castillo bout likely slated for the prelims.
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