Ultimate Fighter 27 winner Michael Trizano made his first trip to the octagon since 2019 on Saturday at UFC Vegas 26. In his second consecutive featherweight scrap, Trizano went up against the promising Ludovit Klein.
What resulted was a close fight, and some questionable scoring.
Both fighters took the center of the octagon to start, and Trizano backed Klein up. Kelin landed a right hand, and Trizano landed one back. With four minutes left, Trizano landed a nice right hand. Trizano followed that with a hook and front kick. The TUF winner doubled up on his jab, while Klein threw a heavy 1-2 but missed. Klein did land a right hand that snapped Trizano’s head back however. With 90 seconds to go, both fighters exchanged low kicks. Klein landed a takedown on Trizano with a minute left. Trizano got back to his feet, but Klein kept him against the fence. Trizano escaped with ten seconds left in the round and ate a low kick but fired back a right hand.
Trizano took the center of the octagon to start round two. Klein landed a nasty body kick very early on. Both fighters threw a front kick. Klein landed a backhand followed by a kick which stung Trizano. Klein shot for another takedown, but Trizano defended. They regrouped at center. Klein tagged Trizano with another left hand. Just over two minutes to go, and Klein landed a spinning back fist, but it hit Trizano’s forehead. Under a minute, and Klein landed a takedown to seal the round.
Round three opened with Trizano landing a 1-2 that really hurt Klein, which led Klein to shoot for a takedown. Trizano then landed the same 1-2, which backed Klein up. Three minutes left, and Klein landed a body kick but missed a 1-2. Trizano caught Klein’s kick but ate a back fist for it. Two minutes left, and Trizano landed a heavy right hand which made Klein shoot for a takedown and land it. As the round wore down, Trizano got to his feet. Klein landed another takedown. Trizano slapped on a tight guillotine choke and looked to be on his way to a last-minute submission, but the bell saved Klein.
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A very strange decision, with one judge awarding a 30-27 in a fight that really shouldn’t have had one. Nevertheless, Trizano is back in the win column, and Klein loses in the UFC for the first time.
Official Result: Mike Trizano def. Ludovit Klein via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)