Knight (20-5-0) will enters the contest while in the midst of a three fight losing streak, dropping bouts to the trio of Ricardo Lamas, Gabriel Benitez and Makwan Amirkhani. Knight hasn’t picked up a victory in over a year, with that last win coming over Chas Skelly via third round TKO at UFC 211. Knight has picked up a total of twenty wins as a professional MMA fighter and thirteen of them came by way of submission.
Rinaildi (13-6-0) has won just one of three under the UFC banner, with that lone win coming over Alvaro Herrera at UFC Fight Night Mexico City. Rinaldi also competed once in the World Series Of Fighting, defeating Soslan Abanokov by third round submission at WSOF 17. Rinaldi has previously challenged for the Resurrection Fighting Alliance Featherweight Title, losing to Jared Downing via decision at RFA 5.
UFC 230 takes place on Saturday, November 3 from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.