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Josh Molina

Francisco Trinaldo drew first blood against Paul Felder, and it was enough to win the fight.

Trinaldo opened up a ghastly cut over Felder's right eye with a left elbow in the second round, changing the tone of a fight that was mostly a sparring match before a Trinaldo takedown and then pounding on the ground.

The referee called the lightweight fight at 2:27 of the third round. The cut appeared to be at least an inch wide with the blood leaking from it disrupting Felder's vision.

"I train to be the best," Trinaldo said after the fight. "I know I am not the best yet, but I am going to be the best."

After the pounding in the second round, Trinaldo came out loose in Round 3, boxing and staying light on his feet. He appeared to be coasting to a decision victory, but the blood poured from Felder's eye, forcing the doctor to step in.

Felder was noticeably dejected, putting his hands up in the air after the fight ended.


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