Renee Forte could be fighting for his spot on the UFC roster. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
A lightweight clash between Octagon debutant Francisco Trevino and “The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil” veteran Renee Forte has been added to UFC 171.
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials Monday revealed the 155-pound booking. UFC 171 takes place March 15 at American Airlines Arena in Dallas and is headlined by a welterweight title collision pitting Robbie Lawler against Johny Hendricks.
Trevino, 32, has earned a perfect professional record over more than five years of competition, posting eight of his 11 victories by either knockout or submission. Trevino last competed in November for the Texas-based Legacy Fighting Championship, scoring a unanimous decision over five-fight pro Lester Batres at LFC 25.
Forte introduced himself to UFC fans as a middleweight during his run on “TUF: Brazil” but subsequently dropped to welterweight and then lightweight, outpointing Terry Etim in his 155-pound debut before suffering a first-round knockout at the hands of Canadian striker John Makdessi this past September at UFC 165.