MMAJunkie.com is reporting that the UFC has picked up the services of WEC lightweight fighter Danny Castillo for a multi-fight contract.
Castillo trains out of Team Alpha Male alongside WEC standouts Chad Mendes, Urijah Faber, and Joseph Benavidez.
“Last Call” made his WEC debut in 2008 at WEC 34: Faber vs. Pulver in 2008, losing that fight to lightweight contender Donald Cerrone by first round submission. He rebounded from that loss by racking up three straight WEC wins, over Rafael Dias, Phil Cardella, Ricardo Lamas.
He would stumble though, losing two in a row to Shane Roller and WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in late 2009 and early 2010. He turned things around again however, taking out Dustin Poirier by decision at WEC 50 and then knocking out Will Kerr earlier this month at WEC 53, the WEC’s last show before being absorbed by the UFC.
The 31-year old Castillo owns a professional record of 10-3, with four wins coming by KO or TKO, four by submission and two by decision. Two of his three losses came via submission and one by knockout.
There is no word yet on when, where and against whom Castillo will make his UFC debut.