Edson Barboza vs. Danny Castillo @ UFC on FOX 9

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  1. MikalP Brown Belt

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    The UFC continues to stack its return to California's state capital with hometown fan favorites.

    In an intriguing lightweight bout, Danny Castillo (16-5 MMA, 6-2 UFC) will meet Edson Barboza (12-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX 9 in December. UFC officials announced the fight booking late Wednesday night.

    UFC on FOX 9 takes place Dec. 14 at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. The main card airs on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and Facebook. The placement of the Castillo-Barboza bout is not yet known, but it is likely to serve on the preliminary card.

    Castillo, who trains at Team Alpha Male in Sacramento, joins team founder Urijah Faber, who meets Michael McDonald, and Chad Mendes, who fights Nik Lentz, as Alpha Male fighters on the card.

    Castillo has won back-to-back fights since a knockout loss to Michael Johnson nearly a year ago. In February, he beat Paul Sass in London by unanimous decision. Then in July, at UFC on FOX 8, he outpointed Tim Means for his fifth win in six fights. Castillo last fought in front of the Sacramento crowd in his WEC debut, a submission loss to Donald Cerrone at WEC 34 in June 2008.

    Barboza also has won two straight fights since an upset loss to Jamie Varner, who knocked him out in the first round at UFC 146 in May 2012. Since that setback, the first of his MMA career, Barboza has stopped Lucas Martins at UFC on FX 7 in January, then stopped Rafaello Oliveira with leg kicks at UFC 162 in July.

    With the addition, the latest UFC on FOX 9 card now includes:
    Champ Anthony Pettis vs. Josh Thomson - for UFC lightweight title
    Urijah Faber vs. Michael McDonald
    Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit
    Nik Lentz vs. Chad Mendes
    Edson Barboza vs. Danny Castillo
    Mac Danzig vs. Joe Lauzon
    Scott Jorgensen vs. Ian McCall
     
  2. MikalP Brown Belt

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    How stacked is this card? Jesus.
     
  3. heavyarms21 Ryozanpaku Belt

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    I believe this is a good test for Barboza's TDD, as I don't see Danny wanting to stand with him.
     
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    Danny is getting a nice UD here, Edson is not going to stop Dannys takedowns
     
  5. peterparker66 Black Belt

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    He might want to test his stand up now he has been working with ludwig
     
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    This exactly, Barbosa is heavily over rated due to his fantastic hook kick ko vs Etim not to mention he has had some very favorable decisions as well as matchups. Castillo will handily take this
     
  7. corrupted Black Belt

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    If Edson Barbosa is ever gonna challenge for a belt. He's gonna have to beat guys like Castillo. Stand up as technical as his needs to be backed up by some serious TDD. I haven't seen much of that from him so it'll be a nice fight
     
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    Is Barboza going to refuse because Castillo is not high in the rankings.
     
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    Edson by natural explosiveness.
     
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    Barboza is gonna smash him. Hope he gets a legit top 10 after this fight.
     
  11. wufabufa Red Belt

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    For real. This card is more PPV worthy than a lot of events in the recent past. Exciting, COMPETITIVE fights from top to bottom so far.
     
  12. The_Renaissance Sherdog Bunceweight Champion

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    Good fight, we get to see how Barboza fares against a straight-up wrestler...I think Castillo neutralises him.
     
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    God this card is awesome. And free.... who the hell has been complaining about free cards?? 167 is awesome, 166 is awesome, 168 is looking great, then you have some wicked match-ups in between (eg Henderson-Belfort II) for FREE. Best time ever to be an MMA fan, imo.

    Great match-up. This is exactly the kind of fight Barboza needs to take it to the next level; he he can get through this, especially impressivley, he'll get a top ten opponent. There are some awesome fights for him with the elite at LW, but it's just too easy to give him bad match-ups right now.
     
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    Edson by brutal leg kicks
     
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    Only thing Castillo has is TD, nothing more, btw he is poor on the ground.
    Barboza by KO
     
  16. tjumper78 Brown Belt

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    barboza got this.
    RIP castillo's legs.
     
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    Awesome card and some really intriguing fights... really looking forward to this!!
     
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    this will determine another of the guys right outside the top ten of lightweight, this division has got some talentttt
     
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    Pettis, Mayday, Money and Barboza for me... hopefully!!
     
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    Barboza's TDD any good after working with Frankie? he's gonna need it
     

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