UFC Fight Night 126 Betting News & Sportsbook Analysis
Online MMA betting players have plenty to look forward to this weekend as one of the promotion’s biggest names steps into the cage to face a formidable opponent. UFC Fight Night 126: Cowboy vs. Medeiros will take place this upcoming Sunday, and there’s no question sportsbook betting fans across the world will want to tune in for headlining bout of the night. Let’s mulch over some pertinent info for this weekend’s event before diving into some Fight Night 126 betting lines.
UFC Fight Night 126: Cowboy vs. Medeiros – Sunday, Feb. 18th
When: Main Card: 9 pm ET || Prelims: 7 pm ET || Early Prelims: 6 pm ET
Where: Frank Erwin Center, Austin Texas
TV: Main Card: FS1 || Prelims: FS1 || Early Prelims: UFC Fight Pass
Stream: UFC TV
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This weekend’s event directly follows the action we saw at UFC 221, where Yoel Romero knocked out Luke Rockhold. It might be hard to follow up that devastating knockout, but the UFC has called upon the right guys to deliver a show. Donald Cerrone will be headlining the fight as Cowboy looks to rebound from a recent loss by picking up a win over Yancy Medeiros. What kind of chances are the teaser sports betting lines giving Cowboys this Sunday?
Main Card & Fight Night 126 Betting Lines
- Donald Cerrone 2½ (-105) -165 Yancy Medeiros 2½ (-115) +145
- Derrick Lewis 2½ (-105) +130 Marcin Tybura 2½ (-115) -150
- James Vick 2½ (+140) -220 Francisco Trinaldo 2½ (-160) +180
- Thiago Alves -170 Curtis Millender +150
- Steven Peterson +155 Brandon Davis -175
- Sage Northcutt -290 Thibault Gouti +245
Notwithstanding the fact that Cerrone enters this Sunday’s event riding a 3-fight losing streak, it seems that the online MMA betting lines are pegging Cowboy as the favorite. Cerrone’s most recent loss came at the hands of the young Darren Till, who disposed of Cerrone in the first round. Before that fight, Cerrone had lost back-to-back bouts against Jorge Masvidal and Robbie Lawler. Those are tough fights for sure, but there’s no question Cerrone needs a rebound this weekend.
Yancy ‘The Kid’ Medeiros comes into this bout sporting a 15-4 professional MMA record. This weekend’s event will mark Medeiros’ 11th event in the promotion. So far, the Hawaiian-based fighter has posted a 6-4-1 record within the UFC. That might not be that impressive, however there’s no denying that the 3-fight win streak Medeiros is currently on deserves some merit. The UFC Fight Night 126 betting lines are siding against Medeiros, but Hawaiian’s have been hard to stop lately in the UFC.
Prelims & Online MMA Betting Odds
- Jared Gordon -255 Carlos Diego Ferreira +215
- Brian Camozzi +175 Geoffrey Neal -210
- Roberto Sanchez +110 Joby Sanchez -130
- Sarah Moras +140 Lucie Pudilova -160
In lieu of a big-name on the undercard, UFC betting fans might want to look forward to seeing Sage Northcutt or Derrick Lewis competing on the Main Card. Northcutt, being the pretty boy of the UFC, is one of the most recognizable faces in the game. Nevertheless, Northcutt has gotten lots of slack lately for what many perceive to be a lack of skill. On the other hand, Lewis is a UFC veteran known for his humor.