Former Cage Warriors champion Jai Herbert has a new date and opponent for his UFC debut, as the 32-year-old lightweight has agreed to face Brazilian veteran Francisco Trinaldo at the July 25 UFC show in Abu Dhabi, sources told MMA Fighting following a report from Combate.
The UFC debut of Herbert (10-1) was originally set for March 21’s show in London opposite Marc Diakiese, but the card fell through due to the coronavirus pandemic. Herbert walks to the eight-sided cage riding a six-fight winning streak that includes five knockouts.
Trinaldo (25-7), who has competed under the UFC banner since the first TUF Brazil season in 2012, is coming off back-to-back victories over John Makdessi and Bobby Green. “Massaranduba” holds wins over the likes of Paul Felder, Jim Miller, Evan Dunhan and Yancy Medeiros.
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