Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) recently announced the booking of a highly-intriguing Lightweight matchup that will see up-and-coming prospect Alexander Hernandez take on Francisco Trinaldo at UFC on ESPN 4 on July 20, 2019 in San Antonio, Texas.
Hernandez saw his eight-fight unbeaten streak snapped at the hands of Donald Cerrone at UFC on ESPN+ 1 earlier this year (highlights), losing to “Cowboy” via knockout so suffer his first loss in nearly six years.
Prior to that, “The Great” had scored impressive back-to-back wins over Beneil Dariush and Olivier Aubin-Mercier and seemed poised to be a potential contender in the division.
Trinaldo, meanwhile, hasn’t competed since last September, defeating Evan Dunham at UFC Fight Night 137. With 18 fights inside the Octagon, Trinaldo will be yet another seasoned veteran thrown at the 26-year old Alexander, who is currently holding down the No. 13 spot on the official UFC rankings.
UFC on ESPN 4 will be headlined by a Welterweight matchup that will see Rafael dos Anjos attempt to get back-to-back wins for the first time in a long time when he faces off against the scorching hot Leon Edwards. Also, Greg Hardy will face Juan Adams, while Andrei Arlovski and Ben Rothwell get it on one more time in Heavyweight action.
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