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16 Feb 2018 by TSZ

MMA Preview – Donald Cerrone vs Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 126

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AT A GLANCE

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? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Yancy Medeiros has been awarded with a headlining act in Texas against a legend and thorough fan-favourite in Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. This is off the back of an incredible TKO finish, ‘Performance of the Night’ and potential ‘Fight of the Year’ contender against Alex Oliveira at UFC 218.

Earning his place alongside Cowboy, the Hawaiian is in great nick, winning his last three fights via spectacular finishes – submitting Sean Spencer and finishing Erick Silva via TKO to set up his unforgettable fight with Oliveira.

Cowboy is in contrasting form however. After a blazing four-fight win streak after moving up to welterweight, the veteran has lost three on the bounce against the elite of the division in Jorge Masvidal, Robbie Lawler and Darren Till.

THE PREDICTION

Who wins will really depend on Cowboy’s mood. On paper it is very even - they are extremely well-rounded with immense skill on the feet and on the ground which is displayed in their finishing stats. The key stat highlighted is their strikes landed per minute which are both very high and a portrayal of their aggressive styles.

However, Cerrone is slicker with devastating power and combinations thrown from all angles and is very underrated on the ground so he just gets the nod providing he is motivated and not complacent with the skills and form of the Hawaiian.

Winner: Cerrone vis KO/TKO

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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