Lightweights Danny Castillo and Edson Barboza will meet this December at UFC on FOX 9.

The bout was announced recently by UFC officials for the December 14 card from Sacramento. It joins a lineup featuring UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis facing Josh Thomson and Urijah Faber meeting Michael McDonald.

Castillo (16-5) and Barboza (12-1) have each won two straight fights. Castillo, a member of the Sacramento-based Team Alpha Male camp, is 5-1 in his last six overall.

Barboza (12-1) rebounded from his first pro defeat by Jamie Varner to top both Lucas Martins and Rafaello Oliveira recently.