Francisco Trinaldo vs. Mike Rio
It’s prelim co-main event time, as lightweights Francisco Trinaldo (12-2) and Mike Rio (9-1) duke it out. Both are looking to make a move in the rankings. The referee will be Kevin Mulhall.
Round 1: If you’ve never seen Rio, the guy could totally play Huge Jackman’s stunt double in “Wolverine,” thus the reason for his nickname. Both of these fighters are TUF alums, as Trinaldo was part of the Brazilian season. Rio with a takedown and moving to side control, locking up the neck of Trinaldo. Back to the feet and Trinaldo now has Rio up against the fence. And just like that, this one is over, as Trinaldo chokes Rio out with an arm-in-triangle.
Francisco Trinaldo def. Mike Rio via submission (arm-in-triangle choke) at 3:08 of Round 1