Sources close to the promotion today said Nick Catone will stay in the 185-pound division to fight Tomasz Drwal at UFC Fight Night 22.
UFC Fight Night 22 is expected to take place Sept. 15 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, and air live on Spike TV, though the promotion has yet to officially announce the event.
Catone, who recently re-united with the Renzo Gracie Fight Team, said he feels he may be giving up size in the middleweight division and was looking to welterweight because he'd rather be a big guy in a smaller class.
Drwal's most recent fight snapped a win streak and his leg, literally. The Poland native felt a pop-pop-pop in his knee when his opponent, Rousimar Palhares, cinched a heel hook after he fell on a high kick attempt at UFC 111.
In the end, though, Drawl's knee was merely sprained, and the fighter recently resumed training.
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