MMA Preview – James Vick vs Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 126


When is UFC Fight Night 126? Monday 19th February, 2018 – 00:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 126? Frank Erwin Center (Austin, Texas)

What channel is UFC Fight Night 126 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 126? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 126?



After loudly staking a claim to fight a top-10 ranked opponent, James Vick has not quite got his wish but has been handed the opportunity of fighting in his home state for UFC Fight Night 126. This opportunity is against the veteran Francisco Trinaldo, who has won eight of his last nine fights with that loss coming via a submission at the hands of top contender, Kevin Lee.


So, the Brazilian is clearly still dangerous even at 39 years old but Vick is on his own march towards the top of the stacked lightweight division, carrying a ton of his own confidence with only one loss to his name. Crucially he has a significant size advantage which he has used effectively in all his fights and has enabled him to finish eight of his 12 wins.

Winner: Vick via Submission

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.