Unbeaten Francisco Trevino Makes Octagon Debut Opposite Renee Forte at UFC 171

By Mike Whitman Jan 14, 2014
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.

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