UFC on Versus 3: Joe Stevenson vs Danny Castillo booked for March 3 in Louisville

By Jesse Holland

“Daddy’s” home.

Joe Stevenson may be down, but he’s certainly not out. MMAmania.com learned today the former “Ultimate Fighter” (TUF) champion is back as a late addition to the UFC on Versus 3 fight card when he takes on former WEC standout Danny Castillo at the KFC Yum! Center on March 3 in Louisville, Kentucky.

Stevenson is coming off a knockout loss to Mac Danzig at UFC 124: “St. Pierre vs. Koscheck 2” back in December. It was just the second time in ten years and 40+ fights that “Daddy” was knocked cold.

Unfortunately it was also his second straight defeat. Stevenson was thoroughly handled by fast-rising prospect George Sotiropoulos at UFC 110: “Nogueira vs. Velasquez” in February 2010. Despite his high-quality grappling skills, Joe was dominated by the Australian in every capacity, including on the ground en route to dropping a one-sided unanimous decision.

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