With President’s Day weekend in the United States best online sportsbook action will be hot and heavy for three straight days and nights. And Austin, Texas will be the site of one of the biggest reasons why. UFC Fight Night 126 will feature a total of six Main Card bouts. The feature fight is a welterweight match between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros. The entire Main Card can be seen on FS1. The lineup offers a good variety of styles as well as parity.
UFC Fight Night 126
Date and Time: Sunday, February 18, 2018, 9 p.m. Eastern
Location: Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas
MMA Betting Online Odds: Donald Cerrone -145/Yancy Medeiros +125
UFC Fight Night 126 TV Coverage: FS1
In addition to the best online sportsbook matchup of Cerrone vs. Medeiros there are five other bouts on the Main Card. From the heavyweight division Derrick Lewis will face Marcin Tybura. Sage Northcutt meets Thibault Gouti in the lightweight division. A women’s strawweight bout features Jessica Aguilar against Renata Souza. From the welterweight division Thiago Alves will take on Curtis Millender. And in lightweight action James Vick will matchup against Francisco Trinaldo.
Donald “Cowboy Cerrone opened as a -145 favorite against +125 dog Yancy Medeiros. Cerrone is a questionable favorite. The Cowboy has lost his last three consecutive fights. He now has a career record of 43 starts with 32 wins, 10 losses, and 1 no contest. The peak of Cerrone’s career so far was in December of 2015 when he fought for the UFC lightweight championship. He was unable to secure the title belt in a first round TKO loss to Rafael dos Anjos. Cerrone is coming off a first round TKO loss to Darren Till on October 21, 2017. Prior to that he lost a decision to Robbie Lawler on July 29, 2017. His slump began on January 28, 2017 with a TKO loss to Jorge Masvidal. The Cowboy has fought in both the welterweight and lightweight divisions. Cerrone fights out of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
In 20 career mixed martial arts starts Yancy Medeiros has 15 career wins. Medeiros has suffered four losses and has one no decision. He has posted eight knockouts, four submissions and three decisions in his 15 wins. In his four losses two were by knockout with one submission and one decision. Yancy is riding a three bout winning streak. On December 2, 2017 Medeiros scored a TKO third round win over Alex Oliveira. Prior to that on June 3, 2017 he scored a second round TKO sportsbook online win over Erick Silva. A second round submission win over Sean Spencer on September 16, 2016 began the streak. In his career Medeiros has fought out of four different weight divisions. Medeiros fights out of Wai’anae, Hawaii.
Matchup to Watch
Yancy Medeiros makes for a live UFC betting underdog. He has good momentum compared to the Cowboy. It is hard to lay out money on a chalk with a three bout losing streak. Cerrone has not shown enough lately to rate the call, especially as the favorite.
UFC Fight Night 126 Betting Odds Picks
Medeiros is the call based on recent performance and betting value.
UFC Fight Night 126 Betting Online Pick: Yancy Medeiros
UFC Fight Night 126 Betting Online Score Prediction: Medeiros by decision.
Check out fight highlights of Medeiros’ win over Oliveira.