Ultimate Fight Night 28 airs on Wednesday this week. The main card does not have much star power, but sometimes the fights that look bland on paper wind up being great. Let’s take a look at one of these fights.
Francisco Trinaldo vs Piotr Hallman
Francisco Trinaldo is yet another TUF washout. He was able to enter the show by TKO, and then immediately lost. Trinaldo is 13-2 in his career, and he is 3-1 in the UFC. His only loss was against the always tough Gleison Tibau. It was a very close contest and so the judges decided to go with whoever was uglier, which was Tibau by a hair. Trinaldo comes into this fight having won his last two fights via arm-triangle choke, and so far has had the luxury of fighting in Brazil for all four of his UFC outings. Not much is known about Trinaldo other than what we have seen from him in the octagon. He tends towards a clinch-heavy attack to slow the pace of the fight down. He throws his striking combinations in short burts when the opportunity arises. He is not the most exciting fighter, but he is finding ways to win in the octagon.
Piotr Hallman comes from Poland with a record of 13-1 on the regional circuit. His only loss was listed as “TKO via retirement” – which is very strange, and I have no idea what this means. Hallman has only gone to a decision once in his entire career. To add to this, eight of his wins come via first round finish. No one outside of Poland seems to know this guy or anything about him, so it looks like he will wind up being a wild card. Despite much lack of information, I will go ahead and make a prediction.
I see Trinaldo controlling the position and pace of this fight, and dragging it to the ground at will. He will shut down Hallman win a very boring unanimous decision. Take a bathroom break during this one folks.