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UFC Fight Night 126

UFC Fight Night 126: Texas fighters Lewis and Northcutt look to represent

Austin’s UFC Fight Night 126 will feature at least two hometown heroes come February 2018.

Lightweight blue-chipper Sage Northcutt (9-2-0) will return to the octagon to take on Frenchman Thibault Gouti (12-3-0) while Houston’s Derrick Lewis (18-5-0) will make his comeback from retirement against Marcin Tybura (16-3-0).

“Super,” 21, is looking to add to his decision win over Michel Quinones. It was his only fight of 2017, after a busy 2016 in which he went 1-2-0.

Gouti, 30, recently napped a three fight losing skid with a TKO win over Andrew Holbrook at UFC Fight Night 115 in September.

Meanwhile, the 30-year-old Lewis, who originally retired after a Mark Hunt loss at UFC Fight Night 110 in June, is back in the saddle against a young gun trying to rediscover his mojo. He is still ranked No. 6 in the official UFC heavyweight rankings.

The No. 8 Tybura, 32, lost to Fabricio Werdum at UFC Fight Night 121 in November.

UFC Fight Night 126 is scheduled for Feb. 18 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

More bouts are expected to be announced.

@kenaiandrews UFC Fight Night 126: Texas fighters Lewis and Northcutt look to represent

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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