A lightweight scrap between Kevin Lee and Francisco Trinaldo served as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 106 prelims in Brazil.
Round one begins and Lee opens up with a high kick which is blocked. Trinaldo replies with a left hand that connects. He presses forward and Lee dives in for a takedown attempt which is easily defended by the Brazilian. A good combination finds a home for Francisco. Lee pushes forward and shoots in and scores a takedown. He begins working from the full guard of Trinaldo. The Brazilian veteran is eventually able to scramble and get back to his feet along the fence. Lee with a good uppercut inside. They break and Trinaldo lands a huge left that rocks Lee who staggers backwards. Trinaldo chases after him but Lee is able to clinch up. They break and Lee lands a right jab but the Brazilian fires off another hard left. Trinaldo with a good shot to the body. Lee shoots in for a takedown but it is not there. Trinaldo with some shots from the top. Lee scrambles free. The fighters trade shots to end round one.
Round two begins and Trinaldo connects with another good left early on. Lee circles and takes the center of the octagon where he finds a home for a kick to the body. Trinaldo misses with a left and Lee counters with a good right hand. Kevin is using some good movement here but still Trinaldo is able to find a home for his left. Lee shoots in for a takedown but the Brazilian easily defends the attempt. Kevin Lee with a head kick that lands flush. Trinaldo immediately attempts to shoot in but Lee tosses him and lands in full mount. Trinaldo gives up his back and Lee quickly sinks in a rear-naked choke. This hold is tight and the Brazilian is forced to tapout. WOW!
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