Frank Trevino (right) scored a win in his UFC debut. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Johnny Case will fight Francisco Trevino in a lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night “McGregor vs. Siver” on Jan. 18.
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced the bout on Saturday. Case was originally slated to face Paul Felder; no reason was given for the change.
The tilt will take place on the undercard of an event headlined by Conor McGregor versus Dennis Siver. The card will air live on Fox Sports 1 from TD Garden in Boston.
Trevino will be looking to build upon his unblemished record after a successful UFC debut against Renee Forte at UFC 171. Prior to joining the UFC, Trevino racked up wins on the regional scene for South Texas Fighting Championships and Legacy Fighting Championship.
Standing opposite Trevino inside the Octagon will be Case, a winner of nine straight fights, including a technical submission of Kazuki Tokudome at UFC Fight Night “Hunt vs. Nelson”. The 25-year-old has not suffered a loss since 2010.