MMAWeekly has learned that Danny Castillo will face off with Ed "9MM" Ratcliff at WEC 36 on Sept. 10 at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla.
Castillo made his WEC debut in front of his hometown in Sacramento, Calif. at WEC 34, where he was submitted by undefeated lightweight Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. Ratcliff also comes off a loss, being submitted by WEC lightweight title challenger Marcus Hicks at WEC 33.
Both men will look to get back on the winning track and Castillo seems more than ready to get back into the cage. "I'm fighting on Sept. 10 against Ed Ratcliff.
"I think that Ed is a pretty good striker with good hand speed, but I think his ground game is questionable and I'm confident that I can neutralize it."
The lightweight bout will be on the undercard of WEC 36, which is headlined by WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber taking on American Top Team fighter Mike Brown.
WEC 36 FIGHT CARD:
-- Urijah Faber vs. Mike Brown-- Paulo Filho vs. Chael Sonnen -- Rob McCullough vs. Donald Cerrone-- Doug Marshall vs. Tim McKenzie -- Jake Rosholt vs. Danillo Villefort -- Johny Hendricks vs. Alex Serdyukov -- Jens Pulver vs. Leonard Garcia -- Danny Castillo vs. Ed Ratcliff -- Steve Steinbeiss vs. TBA -- Jeff Bedard vs. TBA