John Castaneda

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Taking on Miles Johns
October 8, 2021
Castaneda will face Miles Johns in a bantamweight bout at the UFC event on Feb. 5, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Castaneda lined up for a fight with Ronnie Lawrence over the summer that never came to fruition, so he hasn't been in the Octagon since grabbing his first UFC win over Eddie Wineland in late February. Johns is riding a two-bout win streak after defeating Anderson dos Santos in convincing fashion via KO (punches) in early August.
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Ready to return versus Lawrence
July 15, 2021
Castaneda (hand) will fight Ronnie Lawrence (foot/ribs) at UFC Vegas 33 on July 31, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Castaneda is 1-1 in UFC fights, although he injured his hand in his first win over Eddie Wineland back in February. Castaneda's upcoming opponent Lawrence was also injured while winning his previous fight, but both fighters appear set to return ahead of schedule.
Out up to six months
February 23, 2021
Castaneda was handed a six-month medical suspension Tuesday, reports.
Castaneda injured his hand while beating Eddie Wineland by first-round TKO on Saturday. He'll be out until late August unless cleared by an orthopedic doctor.
Gets first UFC win
February 20, 2021
Castaneda defeated Eddie Wineland via TKO (punches) at 4:44 of Round 1 at UFC Vegas 19 on Saturday.
Wineland was having some success in the striking exchanges as he was pressuring, but it didn't last long. Castaneda was able to find a home for a punch late in the first round that rocked Wineland. Once Castaneda recognized he hurt Wineland, he aggressively pursued the finish until the referee intervened. He's now 1-1 under the UFC banner.
Wineland fight in the works
December 7, 2020
Castaneda has verbally agreed to fight Eddie Wineland in a bantamweight bout at UFC Fight Night on Feb. 20, reports.
Castaneda will be looking for better luck in his second UFC fight after falling to Nathaniel Wood on short notice this past July. Castaneda boasts a career record of 17-5 and will be taking on a 36-year-old in his 40th professional fight. The two fighters are both equal in terms of height and reach.
Struggles in late-notice debut
July 25, 2020
Castaneda lost to Nathaniel Wood via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
Stepping in for Umar Nurmagomedov on short notice, Castaneda struggled in his UFC debut. He hung around for about a round before Wood began to pull away. Castaneda -- a 28-year-old Minnesota native -- actually picked up a decision victory on Dana White's Contender Series back in August 2017 but wasn't awarded a contract for his performance. Castaneda is now 1-3 in his past four fights overall. He may earn another shot with the company given his willingness to step in here, but there doesn't appear to be much here.