Once again offering free, live Mixed Martial Arts action for fans with a high-speed internet connection and the interest in creating a Facebook account, it appears the UFC will be streaming two preliminary fights through the social networking site this Thursday night prior to “UFC Live 3” airing on the Versus Network.
Backed by an official press release issued later in the day, undercard competitor Danny Castillo recently took to Twitter and wrote he’d just learned his scrap with Joe Stevenson will be shown by way of the UFC’s official page. The two lightweights are currently on opposite trajectories where career momentum is concerned as the 10-3 Team Alpha Male fighter has won his last two fights with “Daddy” having dropped back-to-back bouts in his previous pair of performances.
“Last Call” Castillo is 5-2 in his last seven outings including a decision win over rising star Dustin Poirier at WEC 50 and TKOs of Rafael Dias and Phil Cardella in 2009. He last fought in December at WEC 53 where he rendered Will Kerr defenseless from strikes a little less than ninety seconds into the opening round.
Comparably, Stevenson has certainly established himself as more of a contender in the division with past wins over Kurt Pellegrino, Spencer Fisher, Yves Edwards, Melvin Guillard, and Nate Diaz but has struggled as of late with four losses in his last six fights including a first-round knockout to Mac Danzig at UFC 124 in December.
The Facebook stream will begin at 8:00 PM EST with the main card starting on Versus an hour later. Prior to Castillo vs. Stevenson fans can also tune in to watch Steve Cantwell take on Cyrille Diabate.
The “UFC Live 3” main broadcast is set to feature welterweights Diego Sanchez and Martin Kampmann facing off in headlining action with 184-pounders C.B. Dollaway and Mark Munoz also mixing it up on the card.
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