Francisco Trinaldo‘s decade-long UFC tenure is now over.
UFC Chooses To Not Re-Sign Trinaldo
The Brazilian fighter had the final chapter of his UFC career take place against Randy Brown last October. Unfortunately for Trinaldo, he’d have his two-fight win streak snapped after losing a controversial unanimous decision to Brown. To make matters worse, this was also the last fight of his UFC contract.
On Wednesday, UFC Roster Watch reported that Trinaldo was no longer on the official roster, with the promotion deciding not to re-sign their 26-fight veteran.
Before beginning his UFC run in 2012, “Massaranduba” made it onto the first season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil’. In fact, Trinaldo was the last remaining season alumni to be in the UFC (h/t Guilherme Cruz).
Following his tournament stint, Trinaldo signed to the UFC and remained in the promotion for more than 10 years. Trinaldo had a record of 18-8 inside the Octagon and has beaten the likes of Paul Felder, Jim Miller, and Bobby Green.
The 44-year-old fighter proved that age is just a number, on multiple occasions with his impressive wins. It is unknown at this time if Francisco Trinaldo will continue to fight in MMA after his farewell from the UFC.