Bengaluru, February 15: The Ultimate Fighting Championship return to the USA this weekend as Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas is set to host UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros (Fight Night 126) on Sunday (February 18).
In the main event, former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Donald Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros will meet in a welterweight bout. While Heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Marcin Tybura will fight in the co-main event.
'Cowboy' comes into this fight on a three fight skid, with his most recent fight ending in a first round TKO loss to Darren Till at Fight Night 118 in October last year. While he also lost on decision to former champion Robbie Lawler in UFC 214.
As for Medeiros he is on a three fight winning streak since he moved up to the UFC welterweight division in September 2016 and has earned all three of his UFC welterweight victories by stoppage. In his most recent fight, he knocked out Alex Oliveira at UFC 218.
Co-headliner, Lewis comes into the fight on the back of a fouth-round TKO loss to Mark Hunt in June last year at Fight Night 110. Before he dropped that fight he was on a six-fight winning run where five of the six were stoppages.
As for his opponent Tybura, he is also fresh from a decision loss to Fabricio Werdum at Fight Night 121 in November last year. He, however was on three-fight winning streak before he lost to Werdum. It included two stoppages and one decision victory for the Polish heavyweight.
Also on the main card are, lightweights James Vick, Farncisco Trinaldo, Sage Nothcutt and Thibault Gouti in action. Plus we also have Thiago Alves taking on Curtis Millender in a welterweight bout and Steven Peterson fighting Brandon Davis in a featherweight bout.
But, before the main card we have a preliminary card, where Jared Gordon and Carlos Diego Ferreira will headline the prelims card in a lightweight bout. Also to watch out for in the card is the return of Josh Burkman, who takes on Alex Morono in a welterweight bout.
When and where is UFC Fight Night 126?
The event is on Sunday, February 18 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
How can I watch UFC Fight Night 126 in India?
Sony ESPN will show the main card live from 7.30 AM IST on Monday (February 19). The preliminary card can streamed via Fight Pass from 4 AM IST.
Here is the scheduled fight card of UFC Austin:
Main Card (Sony ESPN)
1. Welterweight bout: Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros
2. Heavyweight bout: Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura
3. Lightweight bout: James Vick vs. Francisco Trinaldo
4. Welterweight bout: Thiago Alves vs. Curtis Millender
5. Featherweight bout: Steven Peterson vs. Brandon Davis
6. Lightweight bout: Sage Northcutt vs. Thibault Gouti
Preliminary card (Fight Pass)
1. Lightweight bout: Jared Gordon vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
2. Welterweight bout: Brian Camozzi vs. Geoffrey Neal
3. Flyweight bout: Roberto Sanchez vs. Joby Sanchez
4. Women's Bantamweight bout: Sarah Moras vs. Lucie Pudilová
5. Welterweight bout: Alex Morono vs. Josh Burkman
6. Middleweight bout: Oskar Piechota vs. Tim Williams