Francisco Trinaldo fought his way to a relatively uneventful unanimous decision victory over John Makdessi tonight at UFC Fight Night 170.
Leg kick for Makdessi. Trinaldo looks for punches, but comes up short mostly on that occasion. he does then land a hard body kick though.
One punch lands as Trinaldo throws a combination and then follows up with a head kick attempt.
Side kick to the body from Makdessi now. They go back to circling each other and then lands another side kick.
Body punch from Trinaldo. Now an inside leg kick. Right hook for Trinaldo and then a straight left behind it sends Makdessi back into the cage, but he’s ok.
More punches from Trinaldo and then lands a kick. Front kick to the body. Makdessi with feints, but not actually throwing a lot.
Quick body kick from Makdessi, but Trinaldo throws more volume of strikes in return. Spinning kick from Trinaldo just misses.
Side kick to the body from Makdessi again. Hard body kick for Trinaldo. Leg kick lands for Makdessi. Another lands.
Spinning backfist from Trinaldo misses. Body kick for Makdessi, but Trinaldo responds with a flurry of punches that land. But men looking for kicks as the round ends.
Body kick for Makdessi. Left hand connects from Trinaldo and Makdessi lands a leg kick. Another outside leg kick for him.
Head kick attempt from Trinaldo. Kick to the leg from Makdessi. Short combination from Trinaldo. Now a one-two and a head kick attempt behind it.
Bit more power behind that body kick from Makdessi. Now a leg kick. Trinaldo presses forward and lands a combination of punches, but does eat a single counter punch too.
Makdessi mostly happy to chip away with occasional body and leg kicks. trinaldo grazes Makdessi’s chin with a kick.
Two left hands in quick succession land from Trinaldo. Another seems to get through. Leg kick from Makdessi. Makdessi tries for a head kick, but misses and slips to the mat.
Fast straight left lands for Trinaldo. Trinaldo lets his hands go, but gets caught by a left hook counter.
Uppercut connects for Trinaldo. he tries a cartwheel kick that just misses the mark.
Body kick from makdessi to start the third. Inside leg kick for Makdessi and Trinaldo counters with a quick flurry of punches.
Trinaldo attempts a flying knee. Outside leg kick from Makdessi. Another big knee upstairs just misses for Trinaldo.
Leg kick for Makdessi and again Trinaldo responds with punches, but doesn’t connect this time around. head kick attempt from Makdessi is blocked.
Kick from Makdessi and Trinaldo lands a nice counter punch. Kick from Trinaldo is caught, but nothing comes of it.
Trinaldo with a three piece punch combo. Two left hands connect for Trinaldo. Body punch now.
Head kick from Makdessi is blocked. Leg kick from him and a counter punch from Trinaldo. Side kick from Makdessi and Trinaldo winds up on a power punch that doesn’t quite land cleanly.
jab from Makdessi as Trinaldo loads up on the left hand again. Leg kick for Makdessi. Hard uppercut from Trinaldo. Side kick for Makdessi. Head kick thrown by Trinaldo. Makdessi attempts a spinning backfist that doesn’t quite land. Now a spinning kick that misses.
Cartwheel kick attempt in the final 10 seconds from Trinaldo and then they go into the clinch with Trinaldo landing a nice elbow.
Not too much major action in this fight then, but Trinaldo was generally the one pushing the pace and landing the heavier strikes and that leads him to a unanimous decision victory (30-27 x2, 29-28).