A pair of featherweight prospects will collide at a UFC event this May.
MMA DNA was the first to report the news that The Ultimate Fighter season 27 winner Mike Trizano will fight Ľudovít Klein on May 8. Both fighters would confirm the fight booking via social media.
Trizano (8-1) hasn’t been in action since his 2019 loss to Grant Dawson at UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee. He would lose the fight via submission. The loss to Dawson would be the first of his career. Trizano was scheduled to return in February of his year against Rafael Alves, but an injury forced him out of the fight.
Klein (17-2) burst onto the scene against Shane Young at UFC 253 on ‘Fight Island.’ The Slovakian would knock Young out in the first round with a head kick followed by punches. Klein would miss weight in his UFC debut. “Mr. Highlight” is riding an eight-fight win stream, with seven of those wins coming by seven.
As of now, the fight card is expected to take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. With this last addition, the UFC on ESPN: Sandhagen vs. Dillashaw lineup contains the following bouts:
- Cory Sandhagen vs. T.J. Dillashaw
- Donald Cerrone vs. Diego Sanchez
- Neil Magny vs. Geoff Neal
- Angela Hill vs. Amanda Ribas
- Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ryan Benoit
- Julianna Pena vs. TBD
- Maurice Greene vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima
- Christian Aguilera vs. Carlston Harris
- Francisco Figueredo vs. Jimmy Flick
- Roxanne Modafferi vs. Taila Santos
- Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jun Yong Park
- Damir Hadzovic vs. Nikolas Motta
- Philipe Lins vs. Ben Rothwell
- Mike Trizano vs. Ľudovít Klein