UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros

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UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros
UFC 2018 Austin poster.jpeg
The poster for UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateFebruary 18, 2018 (2018-02-18)
VenueFrank Erwin Center
CityAustin, Texas
Total gate$794,350[1]
Event chronology
UFC 221: Rockhold vs. Romero UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens

UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros (also known as UFC Fight Night 126) was a mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that was held on February 18, 2018, at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, United States.[2]


The event marked the promotion's third visit to Austin, and first since UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson in November 2014.[2]

A welterweight bout between former UFC Lightweight Championship challenger Donald Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros served as the event headliner.[3]

Former Invicta FC Bantamweight Champion and UFC Women's Featherweight Championship challenger Tonya Evinger was expected to face Marion Reneau at the event. However, on January 9, it was announced that Evinger was injured and had to pull out of the bout.[4] In turn, Reneau was pulled from the event and rescheduled to face 2004 Olympic silver medalist in wrestling and former UFC Women's Bantamweight Championship challenger Sara McMann a week later at UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens.[5]

A flyweight bout between former UFC Flyweight Championship challenger Ray Borg and Brandon Moreno was expected to take place at this event. However, due to an injury sustained by Moreno, the pairing was delayed and rescheduled to take place at UFC 223.[6]

Humberto Bandenay was scheduled to face promotional newcomer Steven Peterson at the event. However, Bandenay was removed from the event in early February due to an alleged visa issue and was replaced by Brandon Davis.[7]

Former Invicta FC Strawweight Champion Lívia Renata Souza was expected to make her debut against former WSOF Women's Strawweight Champion Jessica Aguilar at the event. However, Souza pulled out on February 10 due to a hand injury and the bout was scrapped.[8]


Main card (Fox Sports 1)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Donald Cerrone def. Yancy Medeiros TKO (punches) 1 4:58
Heavyweight Derrick Lewis def. Marcin Tybura TKO (punches) 3 2:48
Lightweight James Vick def. Francisco Trinaldo Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Curtis Millender def. Thiago Alves KO (knee) 2 4:17
Featherweight Brandon Davis def. Steven Peterson Decision (unanimous) (30–27, 29–28, 30–26) 3 5:00
Lightweight Sage Northcutt def. Thibault Gouti Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (Fox Sports 1)
Lightweight Carlos Diego Ferreira def. Jared Gordon TKO (punches) 1 1:58
Welterweight Geoff Neal def. Brian Camozzi Submission (bulldog choke) 1 2:48
Flyweight Roberto Sanchez def. Joby Sanchez Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:50
Women's Bantamweight Lucie Pudilová def. Sarah Moras Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Alex Morono def. Josh Burkman Submission (guillotine choke) 1 2:12
Middleweight Oskar Piechota def. Tim Williams KO (punches) 1 1:54


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[10]

  • Fight of the Night: Brandon Davis vs. Steven Peterson
  • Performance of the Night: Derrick Lewis and Curtis Millender

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (2018-02-19). "UFC Fight Night 126 draws announced 10,502 fans for $794,350 live gate in Austin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-19.
  2. ^ a b Staff (2017-11-05). "UFC announces Q1 event schedule". ufc.com. Retrieved 2017-11-05.
  3. ^ Thomas Gerbasi (2017-12-27). "Austin gets Cerrone-Medeiros main event as Orlando adds a strawweight showdown". ufc.com. Retrieved 2017-12-28.
  4. ^ Staff (2018-01-09). "With Tonya Evinger out, Marion Reneau needs new opponent for UFC Fight Night 126". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  5. ^ Steven Marrocco (2018-01-10). "Marion Reneau vs. Sara McMann headed to UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-01-10.
  6. ^ Danny Segura (2018-01-31). "Injury postpones Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno to UFC 223 in Brooklyn". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-01-31.
  7. ^ Staff (2018-02-08). "Due to Humberto Bandenay's visa issues, Brandon Davis steps in at UFC-Austin". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-08.
  8. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2018-02-10). "Livinha Souza injured, out of UFC Austin fight with Jessica Aguilar". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2018-02-10.
  9. ^ "UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2017-12-22.
  10. ^ Staff (2018-02-19). "UFC Fight Night 126 bonuses: Brandon Davis, Steven Peterson get $50,000 for slugfest". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-02-19.