Danny Castillo To Face John Cholish At UFC On FOX 3
Lightweights (155 pounds) Danny Castillo (13-4) and John Cholish (8-1) will face off in what is expected to be a preliminary card bout at UFC on FOX 3 at IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J. on May 5, UFC officials announced today.
The 32-year-old Castillo, a member of Urijah Faber’s Sacramento, Calif.-based Team Alpha Male, is looking to extend a two-fight winning streak comprised of a first round TKO (punches) of Shamar Bailey at UFC 139 and a split decision over Anthony Njokuani at UFC 141.
Cholish, a 28-year-old protege of Renzo Gracie who hails from Hackettstown, N.J., became the first Ivy League college graduate (Cornell University) in history to enter The Octagon on Dec. 10 and scored a second round TKO (punches) on Mitch Clarke on the undercard of UFC 140: Jones vs. Machida.
Cholish, who wrestled for his alma mater, has put together an eight-fight winning streak while maintaining a day job as a commodities broker for Beacon Energy.
In the UFC on FOX 3 main event, Nate Diaz will battle Jim Miller in a lightweight contest.
Updated UFC on FOX 3 Fight Card:
Main Event: Nate Diaz vs. Jim Miller
Pat Barry vs. Lavar Johnson
John Hathaway vs. Pascal Krauss
John Dodson vs. Darren Uyenoyama
Danny Castillo vs. John Cholish
Mike Massenzio vs. Karlos Vemola
Louis Gaudinot vs. John Lineker