Francisco Trinaldo wants to fight Edson Barboza next

November 18, 11:06 pm
Максим Гагарин
Francisco Trinaldo wants to fight Edson Barboza next

At the last Saturday’s event UFC lightweight vet Francisco Trinaldo (24-7) defeated a dangerous striker Bobby Green and closed his July loss to Alexander Hernandez. 

The Brazilian commented on his last fight and said he’d like to see fellow countryman Edson Barboza (20-8) as his next opponent. 

“It was a good fight, a tough one. I didn’t expect his ground game. I actually trained more striking during my camp. But I am happy that I can leave with a win and once again here in Sao Paulo.” 

“I would like to face Edson Barboza next. He is the best Muay Thai athlete in Brazil. I think it would be a great match,” Trinaldo said. 

Before 2017, Francisco Trinaldo was on an impressive seven-fight win streak but he now alternates wins with losses. He had six fights since then, winning three and losing three. He defeated Bobby Green, Evan Dunham, and Jim Miller and lost to Alexander Hernandez, James Vick, and Kevin Lee.