The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight faction is one of the most jam-packed divisions in the sport today.
Even with the departure of former champion Anthony Pettis as he leaves for the 145-pound fire, the Lightweight division possesses countless up-and-coming contenders capable of putting some pressure on the top 15.
Two of those promising talents, Paul Felder and Francisco Trinaldo, will presumably lock horns on Sept. 24 at a yet-to-be-announced event in Brazil (h/t MMA Fighting). While nothing is final, the pair could easily produce one of the best standup battles the 155-pound weight class has to offer this year.
Felder (12-2) hasn't completely lived up to his hype after entering the promotion undefeated back in 2014. The Philadelphia native has recorded key victories over Josh Burkman, Danny Castillo, and Daron Cruickshank, but has yet to successfully put it all together through six Octagon appearances.
As for Trinaldo (20-4), who is currently on a six-fight winning streak within one of the toughest divisions in mixed martial arts (MMA), defeating Felder would further propel him up the 155-pound ladder. But at the age of 37, a loss to "The Irish Dragon" could set the Brazilian back to the point of no return.
Felder vs Trinaldo could very well spark the main card portion of the upcoming Brazil event.