Danny Castillo vs. Shamar Bailey Set for UFC 139 in San Jose

Danny Castillo swings for the fences - Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

It appears that the fight card for UFC 139 in San Jose, California is now full with the addition of a lightweight match-up between Danny Castillo and Shamar Bailey. The UFC announced the bout via Twitter today:

Anyone wondering who and Danny Castillo have agreed to fight next? Mmm how bout each other, UFC 139

Both men are in serious need of a win as they both showed big holes in their game in previous losses. Castillo was thoroughly out-grappled and nearly choked out on several occasions in a decision loss to Jacob Volkmann at UFC on Versus 5. Bailey, the TUF season 13 alum, was picked apart on the feet against Evan Dunham at UFN 25 in September, also suffering a unanimous decision loss in the process. Castillo probably has a little more leeway here, as he was on a three-fight winning streak prior to the Volkmann loss, but he'll definitely have to shore up his takedown defense to ensure that he can use his striking advantage against Bailey.

Here's how the full UFC 139 card looks:

PPV Main Card:
-Dan Henderson vs. Mauricio Rua
-Wanderlei Silva vs. Cung Le
-Urijah Faber vs. Brian Bowles
-Martin Kampmann vs. Rick Story
-Stephan Bonnar vs. Kyle Kingsbury
Spike TV Prelims:
-Ryan Bader vs. Jason Brilz
-Tom Lawlor vs. Chris Weidman
Facebook Prelims:
-Gleison Tibau vs. Rafael dos Anjos
-Michael McDonald vs. Johnny Eduardo
-Miguel Torres vs. Nick Pace
-Matt Brown vs. Seth Baczynski
-Danny Castillo vs. Shamar Bailey

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