Watch UFC Fight Night 126: Cerrone vs. Medeiros live on FS1 Sunday, February 18 at 9 PM ET.
A welterweight showdown between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (32-10, 1 NC) and Yancy Medeiros (15-4, 1 NC) will headline UFC Fight Night 126 on Sunday, February 18 from Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.
Cerrone went 4-0 in 2016 with knockout wins over Matt Brown, Rick Story, and Patrick Cote, as well as a submission win over Alex Oliveira. However, 2017 wasn’t so kind to “Cowboy” as he dropped a TKO to Jorge Masvidal, a decision to Robbie Lawler, and most recently was stopped by Darren Till via TKO at UFC Fight Night 118 in October. Cerrone is now 4-3 inside the Octagon since making the move to welterweight. “Cowboy” is a BJJ black belt under Eliot Marshall and has finished 16 of his 32 career wins via submission and eight by knockout.
Medeiros has peeled off three straight stoppage victories since making the move to welterweight last year. Following a submission win over Sean Spencer and a TKO over Erick Silva, “The Kid” most recently knocked out Alex Oliveira at UFC 218 earlier this month. Medeiros also holds UFC wins over John Makdessi, Joe Proctor and Damon Jackson at lightweight. The 30-year-old Hawaiian has finished eight of his 15 career wins via knockout and four by submission.