Francisco Trinaldo replaces injured Burns against Norman Parke


After announcing initially at the UFC 189: World Tour Press Conference in Dublin that he would face Gilbert Burns at UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil today news broke that Norman Parke has a new opponent and will instead face Francisco Trinaldo after Burns pulled out through injury. The news was originally reported by Brazilian site Globo.

After competing on and winning TUF: Smashes, Parke has gone on to win 4 of his 6 UFC bouts. Last time out, though, Parke lost for the first time in the Octagonal cage against Gleison Tibau and will be looking to bounce back immediately against yet another Brazilian.

His opponent, Francisco Trinaldo should be another tough test for the Ulsterman. The Brazilian has won 6 of his 9 UFC scraps and will be looking to take his current successful streak to three against Parke after beating Akbarh Arreola and Leandro Silva in his last two.

UFC Fight Night 67 takes place 30th May 2015 at The Goiania Arena, Goiania in Brazil and will be main evented by the returning Carlos Condit taking on Thiago Alves.

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