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Jordan Rinaldi signs with UFC, replaces Carlos Diego Ferreira at UFC Fight Night 88 against Abel Trujillo

Abel Trujillo has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 88 on Memorial Day Weekend in Las Vegas as the UFC has signed Jordan Rinaldi to replace Carlos Diego Ferreria, who was removed from this event due to a potential anti-doping violation.

The new fight booking was announced by the UFC on Tuesday.

UFC Fight Night 88 will come from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 29 and will be headlined by a bantamweight bout as Thomas Almeida meets Cody Garbrandt.

Rinaldi (12-4) is currently on a five fight winning streak and his most recent win came in December at Fight Lab 52 against Lashawn Alcocks. Eight of his twelve wins have come by stoppage and seven of those wins have come by submission. Trujillo (14-6, 1NC) is coming off a submission win against Tony Sims at UFC 195 in January and he has won four of his last five fights. Nine of his fourteen wins have come by stoppage and five of those wins have come by TKO/KO.

The current UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs. Garbrandt fight card lineup is below.

Main Card: (FS1 – 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT)
Thomas Almeida (20-0) vs. Cody Garbrandt (8-0)
Renan Barao (33-3, 1NC) vs. Jeremy Stephens (24-12)
Tarec Saffiedine (16-4) vs. Rick Story (18-8)
Chris Camozzi (23-10) vs. Vitor Miranda (12-4)
Jorge Masvidal (29-10) vs. Lorenz Larkin (16-5)
Josh Burkman (28-12, 1NC) vs. Paul Felder (11-2)

Preliminary Card: (FS1 – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Sara McMann (8-3) vs. Jessica Eye (11-4, 1NC)
Abel Trujillo (13-7) vs. Jordan Rinaldi (12-4)
Jake Collier (9-3) vs. Alberto Uda (9-0)
Erik Koch (14-4) vs. Shane Campbell (12-4)

Preliminary Card: (UFC Fight Pass – 6 p.m. ET/3 p.m. PT)
Aljamain Sterling (12-0) vs. Bryan Caraway (20-7)
Chris de la Rocha (4-1) vs. Adam Milstead (7-1)