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Nick Catone-James Head Slated For UFC 159

A welterweight contest between Nick Catone and James Head is expected to take place in April at UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen. first reported the bout on Wednesday evening.

UFC 159 goes down April 27 from Newark, New Jersey and the Prudential Center. Catone-Head is likely to be part of the prelims.

Catone (9-4) has went 3-4 since joining the UFC, and will be competing in his home state of New Jersey for the third time. He debuted at welterweight this past December, falling to TJ Waldburger.

Head (9-3) has split his four UFC appearances, falling to Mike Pyle in his most recent fight. He is on a current two-fight losing skid.