The Brazilian lightweight veteran, who was booked against Islam Makhachev in Anaheim, Calif., on Jan. 26, will face Alexander Hernandez instead, multiple sources told MMA Fighting following a report by Combate.
The new match-up is verbally agreed by both sides, but contracts have yet to be signed. It's still unclear why Makhachev pulled out of the contest.
Trinado (23-6) last fought in September, retiring Evan Dunham with a vicious knee to the liver at UFC Sao Paulo. The 40-year-old “Massaranduba” has won nine of his last 11, including victories over Paul Felder, Yancy Medeiros and Ross Pearson.