Francisco Trinaldo
Massaranduba

Brazil

Added to Fight Island
LightweightUFC
June 29, 2020
Trinaldo will take on Jai Herbert at UFC's event on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on July 25, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Trinaldo has come out of three of his most recent four fights with victories and is riding a two-fight win streak. Overall, he sports a 15-6 UFC record. His opponent, Herbert, will be making his UFC debut, but is 10-1 overall in MMA competition.
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Decisions John Makdessi in Brasilia
LightweightUFC
March 14, 2020
Trinaldo defeated John Makdessi via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Brasilia, Brazil.
ANALYSIS
Trinaldo attempted to remain his usual, aggressive self but Makdessi's constant retreating lead to an uneventful fight. The good news for the Brazilian is that since he was the one generating the offensive encounters between the two men, he took an easy decision. Trinaldo could never win a fight for the rest of his tenure with the company and his UFC career would have to be considered an overwhelming success. Saturday was Trinaldo's 20th fight with the UFC and he has posted a sterling 15-5 record in that time. He's one of the least athletic fighters on the roster and his foot work has all but evaporated but Trinaldo's power is legitimate and he's tough as nails. Trinaldo will turn 42 years of age this coming August. He still has value as long as the company is careful about who they match him up against.
Added to Brasilia card
LightweightUFC
January 7, 2020
Trinaldo will face John Makdessi in Brasilia on March 14, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
The 41-year-old Brazilian has lost his last two fights outside Brazil but has won three straight in his home country, most recently defeating Bobby Green by unanimous decision in Sao Paulo in November. His opponent, Makdessi, is riding a streak of three straight unanimous decision wins.
Barely gets by Bobby Green
LightweightUFC
November 16, 2019
Trinaldo defeated Bobby Green via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
ANALYSIS
It was a typical Trinaldo fight in the sense that it went the distance and he emerged victorious. It was not, however, one of his better efforts. Facing an opponent who had been on the sidelines for nearly a year, the Brazilian looked just a tad off. He landed just 36 total strikes over the course of the 15-minute bout. By comparison, Green landed 67 total strikes. Yet Trinaldo did finish the bout strong and that was enough to earn the judge's decision. Trinaldo has been one of the sport's great overachievers over the course of the past five-plus years, but he finally appears to be slowing down at age 41. Trinaldo could retire tomorrow and his career would have to be considered a rousing success. He had now alternated wins and losses in his past seven bouts.
Added to Sao Paulo card
LightweightUFC
August 30, 2019
Trinaldo has been booked to fight Bobby Green at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 16, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
The last couple years for Trinaldo have been up-and-down, as the lightweight is 2-3 in his last four trips to the Octagon dating back to early 2017. He most recently lost to Alexander Hernandez via unanimous decision in what turned out to be a rather controversial outcome. Nevertheless, Trinaldo will look to get back on track come November against Green, who only has one victory since late 2014 and recently came out of retirement.
Drops controversial decision
LightweightUFC
July 20, 2019
Trinaldo lost to Alexander Hernandez via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 28-29) at UFC San Antonio on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
This was a fight Trinaldo appeared to win, as he landed the better power shots and had a slight edge in Octagon control time. He also won the unofficial striking battle 24-to-20, but it wasn't enough to convince the judges he deserved the victory. While the decision was controversial, this is truly a fight that neither combatant truly deserved to win, as this fight will be defined by a marked lack of aggression. Trinaldo remains capable at the age of 40, but this effort won't do much for his status with UFC brass.