A lightweight bout has been added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night 36 card in Brazil as Francisco Trinaldo has agreed to face Jesse Ronson.
UFC officials announced the fight booking on Thursday and it’s unknown where the fight will be placed on the fight card.
UFC Fight Night 36 will come from Jaragua do Sol, Brazil on February 15th and will be headlined by a middleweight bout as former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida meets Gegard Mousasi.
Trinaldo (13-3) has won three of his five fights in the UFC since coming to the organization through The Ultimate Fighter Brazil. After winning back to back fights to start the year, he was defeated in September by Piotr Hallmann by submission at UFC Fight Night 28.
Ronson (13-3) was signed by the UFC earlier this year after being on a eight fight winning streak. His win streak was snapped in his debut at UFC 165, as he lost a split decision to Michel Prazeres.
The current UFC Fight Night 36: Machida vs. Mousasi card is below.
Lyoto Machida (20-4) vs. Gegard Mousasi (34-3-2)
Ronaldo Souza (19-3, 1NC) vs. Francis Carmont (22-7)
Cristiano Marcello (13-5) vs. Joe Proctor (8-2)
Viscardi Andrade (17-5) vs. Nico Musoke (11-2, 1NC)
Charles Oliveira (16-4, 1NC) vs. Andy Ogle (9-3)
Francisco Trinaldo (13-3) vs. Jesse Ronson (13-3)