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Danny Castillo vs Rafael Dias WEC 36 fight booked with Ed Ratcliffe scratched


A lightweight match up between American Top Team member Rafael Dias (11-4-1) and Danny Castillo (5-1) has been added to the WEC 36 fight card set for this Wednesday (November 5) at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Castillo was originally scheduled to fight Ed Ratcliff; however, "9MM" was scratched from the 155-pound tilt for undisclosed reasons.

Dias is a natural 145 pounder, which would put him in the featherweight class, but he has agreed to fight at lightweight for this bout. This will be his debut fight in the WEC. He signed a three-fight deal with the promotion and he'll compete as a featherweight after this match.

This will be Castillo's second fight under the WEC banner. He fought and lost to Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at WEC 34 in Sacramento in June. The loss was the first of his career. He had previously finished all five of his opponents -- four by submission and one by technical knockout.

He is still a solid prospect for the WEC and remains confident despite the first round loss in his last fight.

This should be another solid fight on what is shaping up to be one of the better cards of 2008. This one will probably be relegated to under card status, but both of these fighters are worth keeping an eye on in the future.

For more on WEC 36, which will air live on the Versus network beginning at 9 p.m. ET, click here.

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