UFC Fight Night Austin Fight Predictions

AUSTIN, Texas (Sat, February 17, 2018) – UFC Fight Night 126 will take place on Sunday February 18, 2018, at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. The main card and prelims will air on FS1 while the early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Below you will find our fight predictions.
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Northcutt vs. Gouti

This seems like a no brainer to many and I have to agree. Gouti has lost three out of his last four in the UFC. While Gouti has found some success outside of the organization, it seems the premier competition in the UFC has bested him. Northcutt on the other hand is a very impressive prospect. His last fight at UFC Fight Night Norfolk, he displayed his much improved wrestling. His improvement is likely credited to his recent move to Team Alpha Male.

My Pick: Northcutt via Unanimous DecisionEmbed from Getty Images

Vick vs. Trinaldo

What can we say about James Vick? He has been victorious in his last three fights, all by finish. Vick is 9-1 in the UFC and is on a three fight winning streak. Trinaldo has a very impressive record in the UFC with 12 victories and 4 losses. Some of his notable wins include Jim Miller, Paul Felder, and Yancy Medeiros. His only recent loss comes from former Lightweight title contender, Kevin Lee.

My Pick: James Vick via Unanimous Decision
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Lewis vs. Tybura

This is the most difficult fight to call on this card for me. Personally, I am a huge Derrick Lewis fan due to his resume and his post fight interviews. Conversely, Tybura cannot be over looked after going five rounds with former Champion, Fabricio Verdum. While some may overlook a five round loss to Verdum, MMA purists view that as a small victory for Tybura.

My Pick: Tybura via Split Decision
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Cerrone vs. Medeiros

Initially, I did not like this fight for Cowboy. Thinking back to his past three losses to Masvidal, Lawler, and Till, he has taken some damage and I wasn’t crazy about him coming back to yet another up and comer. Conversely, Medeiros is coming off of a Fight Of The Year candidate in December in which he emerged victorious via Round 3 KO. Even with Cerrone’s losses, I think his experience and forgotten ground game gets it done here.

My Pick: Cerrone via 4th round submission (RNC)

Article By Austin Sherlock

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