Lightweights Danny Castillo and Rustam Khabilov will meet this January at UFC 182, officials announced recently.
Set for January 3 from Las Vegas and the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the event will be headlined by UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier. Also, fellow 155-pound fighters Donald Cerrone and Myles Jury will square off.
Castillo (17-7) has posted a 7-4 record inside the Octagon, but is coming off a loss to Tony Ferguson. As a member of Team Alpha Male, Castillo has gone 3-2 in his last five.
Khabilov (17-2) is also looking to rebound after a loss that stopped his march, as he was submitted by former champion Benson Henderson in June. Prior to that, he had won six in a row, including three with the promotion.
Below is the current lineup:
UFC Light Heavyweight Championship
Jon Jones (c) vs. Daniel Cormier
Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury
Welterweight: Hector Lombard vs. Josh Burkman
Middleweight: Nate Marquardt vs. Brad Tavares
Lightweight: Evan Dunham vs. Rodrigo Damm
Heavyweight: Shawn Jordan vs. Jared Cannonier
Flyweight: Louis Gaudinot vs. Kyoji Horiguchi
Welterweight: Mats Nilsson vs. Omari Akhmedov
Lightweight: Danny Castillo vs. Rustam Khabilov