Francisco Trinaldo


Can't seal a round against Salikhov
June 6, 2021
Trinaldo lost to Muslim Salikhov via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC Vegas 28 on Saturday.
Now 42 years old and moving up to welterweight, things simply did not go Trinaldo's way, and his three-fight winning streak snapped as a result. While the striking numbers weren't particularly far apart in any round, it was tough to find a reason to give any of them to the Brazilian. When it was all said and done, Salikhov won the battle of significant strikes 62 to 39, and clinched the fight in Round 3 with a pair of takedowns. Trinaldo still seems to have plenty left in the tank, but he's merely roster depth at this stage in his career.
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Fight still happening June 5
May 27, 2021
Trinaldo is fighting Muslim Salikhov at the UFC event on June 5, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Trinaldo's fight against Salikhov was originally scheduled for June 5 and the UFC mistakenly announced last week that it was moved to June 19. The two will still meet on the fifth as Trinaldo looks to prove himself after moving up a weight class following his win over Jai Herbert in July.
Pushed back to June 19
May 17, 2021
Trinaldo's welterweight bout with Muslim Salikhov will now take place on June 19, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
The fight was originally scheduled for June 5, but it will be pushed back two weeks for an undisclosed reason. Trinaldo likely doesn't have too much longer left at 42 years of age. He will be looking for his 27 career win.
Taking on Salikhov
March 24, 2021
Trinaldo is set to fight Muslim Salikhov (illness) in a welterweight match at the UFC's event on June 5, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Trinaldo will get his first match at 170 pounds, after announcing his decision to move up another weight class last July. The 42-year-old is riding a three-fight winning streak.
Moving up in weight after victory
July 25, 2020
Trinaldo defeated Jai Herbert via TKO (punches) at 1:30 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
It was an impressive stoppage win for Trinaldo that is largely negated by the fact he missed weight by four pounds on Friday. The fight was a back and forth affair, with Trinaldo taking Round 1 and Herbert storming back to dominate Round 2. Trinaldo connected with one big shot early in Round 3 that effectively ended the fight. He followed up with some needless shots before referee Herb Dean had finally seen enough. After the fight, Trinaldo announced he would be moving up to 170 pounds. It's the right call. Trinaldo turns 42 years of age next month and there's no reason for him to continue to put his body through the weight cut. The Brazilian is unlikely to be much of a factor at welterweight, but Trinaldo has consistently defied the odds throughout the course of his time with the company.
MIsses weight
July 24, 2020
Trinaldo missed weight for his upcoming bout against Jai Herbert in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, Guilherme Cruz of reports.
Trinaldo came in at 160 pounds, four pounds above Herbert and four pounds above the lightweight limit. There hasn't been any indication that the fight will be called off, so it appears the match will go ahead with Trinaldo fined a portion of his purse.