A key lightweight contest has been added to the August UFC 176 card, as Tony Ferguson meets Danny Castillo.
Set for August 2 from Los Angeles and the Staples Center, the card features a main event between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and No. 1 contender Chad Mendes.
Ferguson (15-3) has scored back-to-back wins since a loss to Michael Johnson two years ago, including a recent stoppage win over Katsunori Kikuno. The former Ultimate Fighter winner is 5-1 with the UFC since 2011.
Castillo (17-6) will make it an all-California affair, as the Team Alpha Male fighter has posted a 3-1 mark in his last four. He finished Charlie Brenneman in April and is 7-3 in 10 Octagon appearances.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Featherweight Championship
Jose Aldo (c) vs. Chad Mendes
Lightweight: Gray Maynard vs. Fabricio Camoes
Female Bantamweight: Bethe Correia vs. Shayna Baszler
Flyweight: Jussier Formiga vs. Zach Makovsky
Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin
Lightweight: James Vick vs. Walmir Lazaro
Lightweight: Bobby Green vs. Abel Trujillo
Lightweight: Tony Ferguson vs. Danny Castillo
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