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14 Feb 2018 by TSZ

MMA Preview – Thiago Alves vs Curtis Millender 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

Thiago Alves has been fighting in the UFC since 2005 but despite a lot of hype he never lived up to his potential after a series of debilitating injuries. However, he is now grateful to be fighting again and welcomes an up-and-coming slugger for his UFC debut.

That slugger is Curtis Millender who is riding a six-fight winning streak with two spectacular head kick knockouts in his last two outings for the Legacy Fighting Alliance. Alves will be by far the biggest name on his record and he is desperate to register a W next to his name and begin his journey in the monster-littered welterweight division.

THE PREDICTION

The Brazilian’s form is as consistent as his fitness but if the Alves of old turns up, Millender will be in for a painful and humbling evening. The debutant is in the form of his life though, and those two knockouts combined with his significant reach advantage may just give him the confidence of toppling the veteran.

Winner: Millender via Decision

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