The oldest UFC lightweight fighter today is Francisco Trinaldo, who, however, is in good shape and is a regular in Brazilian promotion tournaments. The UFC Fight Night 170 event, which will be held in Brazil, was no exception for him – on March 14, as part of his preliminary card, he will meet with the same experienced, past many wars lightweight in the person of Canadian John Makdessi.
At what time Francisco Trinaldo vs John Makdessi fight?
The fight time is March 14, 2020, at 05:00 PM ET.
Where to watch the fight?
Will be shown ESPN+
How many wins and losses Francisco Trinaldo have?
Francisco Trinaldo has 27 wins and 7 losses.
How many wins and losses John Makdessi have?
John Makdessi has 17 wins and 6 loss.
While Trinaldo last fought 4 months ago, Makdessi did not perform for almost a year, recovering from an injury – nothing new. As far as we know, he returned to training quickly, and a simple incident compensates for his experience. And, of course, a full-fledged camp, on the passage of which he, like his opponent, received 2 months.
A fighter is training in the Constrictor Team gym. The basic martial arts of the Brazilian is represented by Thai boxing, which is a careful and closed manner that is exploited by him in every performance. Nevertheless, relying on striking, he also has in his arsenal a brown belt according to the BJ but uses it only when an urgent need arises.
Having passed the amateurs, Trinaldo began his career as a professional and after 4 years a five-digit win strike came out, during which he ended up in Jungle Fight, where he defeated Flavio Alvaro and was defeated by Iuri Alcantara. However, after that, he continued to fight in the organization and collected a series of 4 wins, being on which he planned to speak at the M-1 Challenge 30 tournament, but withdrew from it due to injury, and later signed up for the UFC.
Francisco replenished the promotion roster with a record of 10-1, but in a year and a half brought it to 14-4. Having gathered strength after that, the Brazilian gave out 7 wins in a row, which he won in fights against Leandro Silva, Akbarh Arreola, Norman Parke, Ched Laprix, Ross Pearson, Yancy Medeiros, and Paul Felder.
Due to these results, he took 11th place in the lightweight rating and went to Kevin Lee, who interrupted his wintering submission. After that, Trinaldo exchanged victories over Jim Miller and Evan Dunham with defeats from James Wick and Alexander Hernandez and defeated Bobby Green in an extreme battle.
Fighter training takes place at the Phuket Top Team and Roufusport camps. Stylistically, the Canadian is a striker, preferring to fight in a stance. He has black taekwondo and Shotokan karate belts, good kickboxing skills, as well as a brown belt in BJ, but he uses it from an opponent.
Having marked one amateur match, which ended with his win, Makdessi became a professional. For the first year and a half, he fought against the relatively weak opposition and scored a 5-0 record on it, which was nothing interesting. However, then the American defeated Bendy Casimir, who then boasted statistics of 20-7-2 and this win attracted the attention of the UFC, having come there as an undefeated fighter.
In the organization, John defeated Pat Audinwood and Kyle Watson, thereby extending his winter, but then was beaten by Dennis Hallman and Anthony Njokuani. Over the next 4 years of performance, he marked a record of 5-4, which included wins over Sam Stout, Daron Cruickshank, Renee Forte, Shane Campbell, and Mehdi Baghdad.
The athlete suffered defeats from Alan Patrick, Yancy Medeiros, Lando Vannata and Donald Cerrone, against whom, despite short notice and obvious under status, he spent a close battle for almost 10 minutes, but withdrew from it due to injury. Now he goes on a series of 3 wins – over Abel Trujillo, Ross Pearson, and Jesus Pinedo.
Francisco Trinaldo vs John Makdessi Prediction
The fight in this fight will come only from Francisco, who has recently performed at least occasionally takedowns, rarely takes advantage of this, while we do not observe his serious superiority on earth. In turn, John relies even less on the stalls, using his BJJ to protect against transfers that he blocks very well, while the Brazilian is far from always successful in their implementation.
Trinaldo has an advantage in growth and reach of 2 and 5 centimeters, which is offset by the effective work of the Canadian on rapprochement. After losing to Lando Vannata, before starting his win strike, Makdessi moved from Tristar Gym to Roufusport and changed his style of defense, starting to show performance-oriented performances. He began to work significantly better on counterattacks, forcing the opponent to maintain a calm pace and maximally revealing his skills when the battle takes place in this vein. At the same time, his accuracy, excellent head-management and ability to rebuild in the event that the game plan stops working remained with him. In our opinion, the Canadian will be able to kill a less athletic and hardy vis-a-vis, who recently looks unconvincing.
- Our prediction: John Makdessi Will Win.