June 8, 2012; Sunrise, FL, USA; Tim Means (left) knees Justin Salas during their UFC bout at BankAtlantic Center. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE
Another preliminary card bout is scheduled for UFC 151 in Las Vegas, Nevada, as Tim Means looks to go 3-0 in the UFC at the expense of newcomer Abel Trujillo. This is the 11th fight booked for the September 1st card and more than likely completes the event. Means confirmed the fight through his Twitter account:
The cat us out of the bag. I am fighting Abel Trujillo UFC 151 at Mandalay bay Sept 1!!!— tim means (@MeansTim) August 2, 2012
Means (18-3-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC), a 6'2 lightweight, has impressed in his short time with the UFC. He completely neutralized the ground game of Bernardo Magalhaes at UFC on FUEL 1 and peppered the Brazilian-Australian with powerful strikes en route to a unanimous decision. At UFC on FX 3, Means dominated Justin Salas and stopped him with an assortment of knees and punches in just 66 seconds.
Trujillo trains out of the Blackzilians camp and sports a 9-4 professional record. He failed to make weight in his last fight against Frank Carillo, but won by decision to extend his winning streak to 4. The bulk of his fights have been in midwestern states like Iowa, but his time with the Blackzilians has seen him on consecutive Miami shows in his last two contests.
The current card at a glance (NOTE: Bout order beyond the main event and co-main is not official).
Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson (for UFC Light Heavyweight Championship)
Josh Koscheck vs. Jake Ellenberger (co-main)
Dennis Siver vs. Eddie Yagin
Dennis Hallman vs. Thiago Tavares
Takeya Mizugaki vs. Jeff Hougland
Shane Roller vs. Jacob Volkmann
Michael Johnson vs. Danny Castillo
Daron Cruickshank vs. Henry Martinez
John Lineker vs. Yasuhiro Urushitani
Charlie Brenneman vs. Kyle Noke
Tim Means vs. Abel Trujillo