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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The UFC returns to the Frank Erwin Center at the University of Texas campus for UFC Fight Night 126 on Sunday, February 18th, 2018. This will be the third UFC Event in Austin, Texas.

The other events happened at UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson on November 22nd, 2014. And UFC Fight Night: Marquardt vs. Palhares on September 15th, 2010.

Donald Cerrone is seen here kicking Rick Story during their welterweight bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada at UFC 202 on August 20th, 2016 (Getty Images)

Donald Cerrone is seen here kicking Rick Story during their welterweight bout at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada at UFC 202 on August 20th, 2016 (Getty Images)

Sage Northcutt will start the main card against Thibault Gouti in a lightweight bout.

Northcutt comes into the bout with a 9-2 record. Gouti is 12-3.

The 21-year-old Northcutt has four wins by knockout. He also has three submission wins and two decision wins.

Both of his losses have come by submission.

Northcutt has not fought since defeating Michel Quinones at UFC Fight Night 120 on November 11th, 2017. He has not been defeated since New Jersey native Mickey Gall defeated him by rear-naked choke in the second-round at UFC on FOX 22 on December 17th, 2016.

His other loss was to Bryan Barberena by Arm-Triangle Choke, also in the second-round at UFC on FOX 18 on January 30th, 2016.

The 30-year-old Gouti has four wins by knockout and six wins by submission. He also has two wins by decision.

He has one knockout loss and two submission losses.

Gouti won his last fight on September 2nd, 2017 against Andrew Holbrook at UFC Fight Night 115 by knockout. Prior to that, he lost three straight bouts, losing to Chad Laprise, Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Teemu Packalen.

Thiago Alves comes into his welterweight bout with Curtis Millender with a 22-11 record. “The Pitbull” has 12 wins by knockout, two submission wins, and eight wins by decision.

The 34-year-old Alves lost two bouts by knockout and four by submission. He also lost five bouts by decision.

Alves won his last bout against Patrick Cote via a unanimous decision win at UFC 210 on April 8th, 2017. Prior to that, he had lost two straight bouts, losing to Jim Miller at UFC 205 and Carlos Condit at UFC Fight Night 67.

Millender is 14-3 in his MMA career. He has five wins by knockout and nine decisions.

The 30-year-old Millender has lost two bouts by submission and another by decision.

Millender has won his past six bouts. This will be his UFC debut. He defeated Nick Barnes and Matthew Frincu at LFA 24 and LFA 30 by KO (Head Kick). During his win streak, he’s also defeated Kevin Holland, Johnny Cisneros, Ozzie Alvarez and Casey Greene.

He has not lost a bout since losing to Eddie Mendez at Lights Out/Bash Entertainment’s Fight Night at Sportsmen’s Lodge 4 via a unanimous decision on October 23rd, 2015.

James Vick comes into his lightweight bout with Francisco Trinaldo with a 12-1 record. He has three knockout wins, five submission wins and four wins by decision.

His one loss came by knockout.

The 30-year-old Texas native has a three fight win streak. He has defeated Abel Trujillo, Marco Polo Reyes and Joseph Duffy.

His last two bouts have ended by TKO (punches). His win over Trujillo came via submission (Brabo Choke) in the third-round at UFC Fight Night 104.

His only loss came to Beneil Dariush at UFC 199 with a first-round knockout.

Trinaldo comes into the bout with a 22-5 record. The 39-year-old Brazilian has seven knockout wins, five submission wins and 10 decision wins.

Three of his five losses have come by submission. He also lost two bouts by decision.

Trinaldo defeated Miller at UFC Fight Night 119 by unanimous decision. He lost via rear-naked choke submission to Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night 106.

Prior to the loss to Lee, Trinaldo had a seven-fight win streak.

The Houston native Derrick Lewis comes into his co-main event bout with Marcin Tybora with an 18-5-1 record. He has 16 wins by knockout, one submission and one decision win.

The 33-year-old has three losses by knockout. He also lost two bouts by decision.

Lewis has had some time off since being knocked out by Mark Hunt at UFC Fight Night 110 on June 10th, 2017. Prior to that, he was on a six bout win streak, defeating Viktor Pesta, Damian Grabowski, Gabriel Gonzaga, Roy Nelson, Shamil Abdurakhimov and Travis Browne.

Marcin Tybura comes into the bout with a 16-3 record. He has seven wins by knockout, six by submission. He also has three decision wins.

The 32-year-old Poland native lost a bout by knockout. He also lost twice by decision.

Tybura lost his last bout with Fabricio Werdum at UFC Fight Night 121 via a unanimous decision on November 18th, 2017. Prior to that, he was on a three bout win streak, defeating Pesta, Luis Henrique Barbosa de Oliveira and Andrei Arlovski.

He’s 3-2 in the UFC.

Donald Cerrone returns to the Octagon with a 32-10-1 record in the Main Event. The 34-year-old Colorado native has eight wins by knockout and 16 wins by submission. He also has eight decision wins.

Of his 10 losses, four have been by knockout and one by submission. He also lost five-times via decision.

“Cowboy” has lost his three bouts, losing to Jorge Masvidal, Robbie Lawler and Darren Till. Two of the losses were by TKO (Punches).

His last won was against Matt Brown via KO (Head Kick) at UFC 206. When he defeated Brown, it was his fourth straight win, as he also defeated Alex Oliveira, Cote and Rick Story during the win streak.

Yancy Medeiros comes into the bout with “Cowboy” with a 15-4 record. The Hawai’I native has eight knockout wins, along with four wins by submission. He also has three wins by decision.

Of his four losses, two have been by knockouts. He also lost a fight by submission and one by decision.

The 30-year-old has won his past three bouts, including two by TKO (punches) over Erick Silva and Oliveira. He defeated Sean Spencer by rear-naked choke submission at UFC 203.

His last loss was to Trinaldo at UFC 198 via a unanimous decision at UFC 198 on May 14th, 2016.

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