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UFC Fight Night 126: James Vick takes on Francisco Trinaldo

The UFC announced that lightweight James Vick (12-1-0) will return home to Texas to take on Brazilian Francisco Trinaldo (22-4-0) at Austin’s UFC Fight Night 126 in February.

“The Texecutioner,” 30,  is on a three fight win streak, including an impressive TKO victory over Joseph Duffy at UFC 217 in November.

Trinaldo, 39, recently defeated Jim Miller by decision at UFC Fight Night 119 in October. He has compiled a 12-4-0 record since competing in the octagon in 2012.

Both fighters are currently ranked No. 14 in the UFC lightweight rankings.

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

Donald Cerrone (32-10-0, 1NC) vs. Yancy Mederios (15-4-0, 1NC)

Derrick Lewis (18-5-0) vs. Marcin Tybura (16-3-0)

Geoff Neal (8-2-0) vs. Brian Camozzi (7-4-0)

Jessica Agular (19-6-0) vs. Livia Renata Souza (11-1-0)

Joby Sanchez (11-2-0) vs. Robert Sanchez (7-1-0)

Sarah Moras (5-2-0) vs. Lucie Pudilova (7-2-0)

James Vick (12-1-0) vs. Francisco Trinaldo (22-4-0)

Jared Gordon (14-1-0) vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira (12-2-0)

Ray Borg (11-3-0) vs. Brandon Moreno (14-4-0)

Tonya Evinger (19-6-0, 1NC) vs. Marion Reneau (8-3-1)

Sage Northcutt (9-2-0) vs. Thibault Gouti (12-3-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.


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

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