Date: Sunday 29th October, 2am (UK)
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Venue: Ginasio do Ibirapuera
Two more veterans feature in São Paulo – Francisco Trinaldo with a UFC record of 11-4 and Jim Miller with a UFC record of 17-9-0 (1), meet at UFC Fight Night 119. Both are well-seasoned but incredibly dangerous.
Trinaldo enjoyed some of the best form of his career until he was outclassed by rising star Kevin Lee, who went on to compete for the interim lightweight title. He strung seven wins together against stellar competition including Paul Felder, Yancy Medeiros and Ross Pearson.
Miller is coming off two losses of his own to Anthony Pettis and Dustin Poirier but has never lost three in a row. He has been a fan favourite throughout his career with an astounding 10 fight bonuses including ‘Fight of the Year’ against Joe Lauzon, but will settle for playing the villain in Brazil.
All of their stats have to be considered here as they are so evenly matched. Trinaldo may edge the stand-up whereas Miller may edge the grappling but both are so well-versed and experienced in every area making this fight very tough to call.
See below for the statistical breakdown:
Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.