Top UFC Featherweight contender Chad “Money” Mendes, quick rising UFC Lightweight Danny Castillo and Strikeforce newcomer Joe Cason join Pep on Pro MMA Radio this week. Mendes takes on Rani Yahya at UFC 133. A win over Yahya should get Mendes a title shot against the winner of Aldo/Florian. Mendes is also the current leading vote getter in the Edge Shave Gel contest, besting Brian Stann, Phil Davis and Michael McDonald.
Castillo has now won three straight and gets fellow surging lightweight Jacob Volkmann at UFC on Versus Live on August 14th in Milwaukee. Castillo won his UFC debut over Joe Stevenson. Last but not least, Cason takes on Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Ovince St. Preux at this weekend’s Strikeforce Challengers at the Pearl Theater at the Palm Hotel in Las Vegas, airing on Showtime.