Shamar Bailey vs. Danny Castillo Added To UFC 139

Shamar Bailey

New preliminary bout added to stacked event

A lightweight bout between Shamar Bailey and Danny Castillo is set for next month’s UFC 139 event.

UFC officials confirmed the bout on Tuesday morning.

The event is headlined by a light-heavyweight bout between former PRIDE and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson and former UFC champion Mauricio Rua. The Bailey/Castillo bout is expected to take place on the Facebook-televised preliminary card.

Bailey scored his first official victory after leaving the TUF 13 house with a win over Ryan McGillivray at the TUF 13 Finale, but lost his last bout to Evan Dunham. Castillo is also coming off a loss to Jacob Volkmann at UFC on Versus 5.

Bailey was the official blogger for the 13th episode of the season, detailing his time in the house and offering his opinions on each episode.