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UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros (Preview & Predictions)

Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
844   //    16 Feb 2018, 20:05 IST

Cowboy looks to make a statement at UFC Fight Night 126
Cowboy looks to make a statement at UFC Fight Night 126

UFC Fight Night 126 is here, and the card may very well prove to be a sleeper hit, given the number of exciting matchups both on the prelims and the main card.

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone takes on Yancy Medeiros in the main event of the evening. Meanwhile, Derrick Lewis does battle with Marcin Tybura in the evening’s co-headliner.

Several other intriguing matchups are also set to take place at the event. So, without further ado, here are the complete predictions & preview for UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros


Indian fans can watch UFC Fight Night 126 from 7:30 am onwards on Monday, February 19th, Live & Exclusive on SONY ESPN & SONY ESPN HD*


#Main Card (FOX Sports 1)

#1 Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros

Donald Cerrone is coming off a brutal stoppage loss to Darren Till. While that loss could be attributed to the fact that Cerrone was a tad burnt out owing to his habit of competing several times in a given year, the bout also showed that Cowboy’s defensive striking still has certain holes that could be exploited by good strikers.

While Yancy Medeiros is a good offensive striker, his defensive striking leaves a lot to be desired. This matchup is highly intriguing as it has two former Lightweights competing against one another in the Welterweight division.

Cerrone has to maintain his distance from Medeiros in the early going, and once the former gets his rhythm and timing down, he could turn up the heat and tag Medeiros with kicks from long range. Fans can expect Cerrone to secure a late stoppage in this one—Round 4 or 5—with a barrage of punches, elbows and knees.

Prediction: Donald Cerrone def. Yancy Medeiros via TKO 

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Johny Payne
SENIOR ANALYST
Martial artist and combat Lover from Goa, India. Can be reached at johnypayne121@gmail.com
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