Castillo-Cholish Lightweight Bout Booked for UFC on Fox 3 in May
By: Mike Whitman Feb 7, 2012
on Fox 3 fight card has another new addition, as promotion
officials Tuesday announced that verbal agreements are in place for
a lightweight confrontation between John Cholish
The contest marks the third announced 155-pound affair for the May
5 event, including the evening’s five-round headliner between
Miller and Nate Diaz. The
show takes place at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, N.J.
Castillo, 32, has won five of his last six fights. The eight-time
WEC veteran made his UFC debut in March, outpointing former
lightweight title contender Joe Stevenson
at UFC Live 3. Though “Last Call” would suffer a setback to fellow
Volkmann in his next outing, Castillo rebounded with a pair of
wins to close out 2011, knocking out Shamar
Bailey at UFC 139 before edging Anthony
Njokuani just over five weeks later at UFC 141.
Four years the junior of his opponent, Cholish (Pictured) has not
lost since stumbling in his 2007 pro debut. The Renzo Gracie
pupil was stellar in 2011, submitting “Ultimate Fighter” alum
Stevens in February and WEC veteran Jameel
Massouh in June. Most recently, the Cornell graduate impressed
in his inaugural UFC effort, dispatching Mitch Clarke
via second-round technical knockout at UFC 140 on Dec. 10.