MMAWeekly.com reported the planned matchup on Monday afternoon.
UFC 144 takes place at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan on February 26th. It’s headlined by a lightweight title fight between champion Frankie Edgar and former WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson.
Mizugaki, born in Ibaragi, last appeared on a Japanese fight card in 2008 for Cage Force. He was signed by Zuffa afterwards and made his WEC debut in a title fight against then-bantamweight champion Miguel Angel Torres. He defeated Cole Escovedo by TKO in his last bout at UFC 135.
Cariaso made appearances for Strikeforce from 2007-2008 before being signed by Zuffa. He last appeared at UFC 138, defeating Vaughn Lee by split decision.