A lightweight bout between Abel Trujillo (15-6 MMA) and Jordan Rinaldi (12-5 MMA) took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 88 preliminary card in Las Vegas.
Round one begins and Trujillo is instantly applying the pressure. He throws a combination then shoots in a for a takedown and gets it. Abel working from the full guard position. Rinaldi gets back to his feet but eats a combination for his efforts. Jordan with a nice right hand. Abel with an uppercut. Another nice right from Jordan as round one comes to an end.
Round two begins and Jordan throws a leg kick but Abel catches it and takes him down. Rinaldi working from full guard and throws up a armbar attempt. It is deep. Abel escapes the submission attempt. Rinaldi is back to his feet and throws a jab that lands flush on Trujillo. Good left hook from Abel who grabs a hold of Jordan. Rinaldi switches the position and takes Trujillo down. Jordan instantly gets the back of Abel and locks in both hooks. He is searching for a rear-naked choke. Under one minute remains. Trujillo tries to stand up but gives up his neck. Jordan tries to lock in the choke but settles for some short shots to the face of his grounded opponent. Round two comes to an end.
Round three begins and Abel lands a nice left hook. Jordan shoots in for a takedown but Trujillo is not having it. Big swing and a miss by Abel. Jordan grabs a hold of Abel and puts him against the fence. They break and Abel lands a big left and then follows up with a right hook. Good high kick from Rinaldi. Abel responds with some shots to the body and then a huge left hand. Jordan appears to be hurt. Trujillo with some more big shots. He shoots in and takes Jordan down. One minute remains in the final round. Rinaldi gets back to his feet. Abel lands a big left hand. Jordan with an uppercut. Round three comes to an end.
Abel Trujillo defeats Jordan Rinaldi via decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)