Fortunately, like fans, the matchmaking team doesn’t like controversial results and decided to book these two for a rematch after their initial encounter in August ended with a No Contest due to an errant, illegal knee to a downed Bowling. Neither man is afraid to engage, so it’s likely the two will pick back up where they left off by throwing strikes with bad intent and scrambling for submission attempts. Bowling has notched TKO wins in seven of his eleven victories, while Trujillo has shown an ability to finish foes whether standing or on the ground. The match-up may not be deserving of a main card slot but it should still be an entertaining effort nonetheless.
The UFC’s matchmaking team has been busy as of late, rounding up replacements for a handful of outings affected by injury withdrawals and booking new bouts. Though only one of the efforts is main event material, the fights all look good on paper and should end up producing a handful of highlights come showtime. From longtime veterans of the Octagon to a heavily-hyped newcomer, here are the five newest fights destined for the infamous eight-sided cage. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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