Brazil’s Francisco Trinaldo earns 15th UFC win, decisions Canada’s John Makdessi at ‘UFC Fight Night 170’ in Brasilia

Francisco Trinaldo (©UFC)

Francisco Trinaldo (©UFC)

Francisco “Massaranduba” Trinaldo, 41, of Brasília, Federal District, Brazil was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 170,” which was also called “UFC on ESPN+ 28.” It was the Brazilian mixed martial artist’s 15th victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 12 MMA bouts, the UFC held “UFC Fight Night 170” at the Ginásio Nilson Nelson in Brasília on March 14, 2020. In the eighth bout of the evening, Trinaldo competed in the lightweight division against John “The Bull” Makdessi, 34, of Laval, Quebec, Canada.

Osiris Maia served as the referee. After three five-minute rounds, the lightweight contest was left in the hands of the three judges.

One of the judges saw it 29-28. The other two both scored it 30-27.

In the end, Maia raised the hand of Trinaldo. The Brazilian MMA fighter was declared the winner via unanimous decision.

Losing to Trinaldo downgraded the professional MMA record of Makdessi to 25 wins and 7 losses. It was the Canadian MMA fighter’s seventh loss in the UFC.

On the other hand, Trinaldo now has 25 wins and 7 losses. It was his 21st UFC bout.

Including Brazil and Canada, 12 countries were represented at “UFC Fight Night 170.” The others were Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Denmark, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine, the United States and Venezuela.

Makdessi was one of the two representatives of Canada. Trinaldo was one of the 12 hometown fighters.

In the main event of the evening, Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira, 30, of Guarua, Sao Paulo, Brazil submitted Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee, 27, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA via guillotine choke. They battled it out at a catch weight of 158.5 lbs with Mike Beltran as the referee.

Gilbert “Durinho” Burns, 33, of Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil knocked out Demian Maia, 42, of Santana de Parnaiba, Sao Paulo via punches in a welterweight contest, which was the co-main event. Osiris Maia was the third man in the octagon.

Before “UFC Fight Night 170,” Trinaldo defeated 14 UFC opponents. They were Delson Heleno, CJ Keith, Mike Rio, Jesse Ronson, Leandro Silva, Akbarh Arreola, Norman Parke, Chad Laprise, Ross Pearson, Yancy Medeiros, Paul Felder, Jim Miller, Evan Dunham and Bobby Green.

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