UFC 173: Michael Chiesa to Fight Francisco Trinaldo
By FCF Staff
UFC 173 has six bouts confirmed, as the promotion has announced that Michael Chiesa will fight lightweight Francisco Trinaldo at the May 24th card.
Chiesa (10-1) will be looking to build on the submission win he scored over Colton Smith in November, after he was tapped out by Jorge Masvidal at UFC on FOX 8 in July. The TUF 15 winner has gone 3-1 to date in official UFC action.
Trinaldo (14-3) is coming off a split decision win over Jesse Ronson at UFC FN 36 last month, after a submission loss to Piotr Hallmann in September. The lightweight has gone 4-2 in the Octagon.
UFC 173 will be hosted by the MGM Grand Garden Arena, and will feature middleweight champ Chris Weidman taking on Lyoto Machida.