UFC Fight Night 126

UFC Fight Night 126

UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros
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On February 18th, which is this Sunday the UFC will make its return to Austin, Texas as the Frank Erwin Center hosts UFC Fight Night: Cowboy Vs Medeiros. The night will be full of brawls leading up to the Main Event as the Main Card is not a card you wanna miss. With the Main Event being #11 ranked Welterweight "Cowboy" Donald Cerrone taking on #15 ranked Welterweight Yancy Medeiros in a potential Fight Of The Night Bout.

The Co-Main Event will be between 2 HUGE Heavyweight Contenders, as #6 ranked Derrick Lewis faces off against #8 Marcin Tybura. Lightweights go at it as #12 ranked James Vick versus #14 ranked Francisco Trinaldo. Another pair of Welterweights are set to clash as Thiago Alves goes up against Curtis Millender. Jessica Aguilar takes on Livia Renata Souza in the women's strawweight division. And to open up the card Lightweight's Sage Northcutt will face Thibault Gouti.

To open up the card lightweight sensation Sage Northcutt will be taking on a tough opponent who is Thibault Gouti. Thibault won his last fight on September 2nd at UFC Fight Night 115 against Andrew Holbrook via TKO in the 1st round. But Thibault has gone 1-3 in his last 4 fights, a win over Sage can really put him in the right direction in the lightweight division. But Sage Northcutt is also coming off of a victory which was a clear unanimous decision over Michel Quinones at UFC Fight Night 120. Sage is 2-2 in his last 4 fights, needless to say, a win for both of these gentlemen can do good things for them.

2 The woman in the Strawweight division battle it out to with hopes of getting closer to breaking into the top 15 rankings as 26-year-old 11-1 Livia Renata Souza meets 19-6 Jessica Aguilar. Livia is making her UFC Debut but she brings with her the experience that made her a dominant factor in Invicta. She hopes to make a name for herself and make a stamp in the division for all the contenders to be on the lookout.

We last have seen Jessica at UFC 211: Miocic Vs Dos Santos 2 where she lost to Cortney Casey-Sanchez losing via Unanimous Decision. Jessica has gone 0-2 since making her UFC Debut but she looks to turn things around and shut down the debut of the newcomer Livia Souza.

Thiago Alves Steps into the octagon once again against a new tough contender to the UFC that is Curtis Millender who is also making his debut in the Welterweight Division and the organization. Thiago was last in action at UFC 210 where he faced off against Patrick Cote and he won by unanimous decision.

In his UFC career, Thiago is 14-8 in his UFC career, he hopes to add another tally in the win column as the veteran meets the newcomer. Curtis is making his appearance in the UFC with a professional record of 14-3, he has his eye on shutting down the UFC veteran and kicking off his path to UFC gold the right way and impress the world.

In the Lightweight Division #12 ranked James Vicks takes on #14 ranked Francisco Trinaldo. We last saw the "Texecutioner" James Vick at UFC 217 when he defeated Joe Duffy by TKO and improved to a 12-1 record. A win for Vick could very well break him into the top 10 or a potential bout with a top 10 contender. Trinaldo was last seen at UFC Fight Night 119 when he defeated MMA Veteran Jim Miller by unanimous decision. A Win for Trinaldo will definitely put him closer to the top 10 as he could upset Duffy and possibly have a big bout coming out of this.

2 dominant figures in the Heavyweight Division collide in a heck of a fight when #6 ranked Derrick Lewis meets #8 ranked Marcin Tybura as they both cross each others path to the Heavyweight title. We last saw Derrick Lewis take on Mart Hunt at UFC Fight Night 110 where he, unfortunately, lost via TKO in the 4th round, a win for Derrick can really make him bounce back as he has said if he wins he will call out Francis Ngannou.

We last saw Marcin take on Fabricio Werdum at UFC Fight Night 114 where the Veteran Fabricio defeated Tybura by unanimous decision. A win for Tybura can help him shake off that loss and potentially set him up for a rematch with Fabricio at some point or a top 5 heavyweight contender.

And finally, the Main Event is in the Welterweight division as #11 ranked Donald Cerrone meets #15 Yancy Medeiros in the octagon as we are expecting fight works as soon as the ref calls for the start of the 1st round. Yancy is coming off of a tremendous victory to the other "Cowboy", Cowboy Oliveria. With both fighters throwing bombs at each other from the start and both being hurt multiple times, it would be Yancy who would beat Oliveria with brutal punches in the 3rd round via TKO and also winning Fight OF The Year with that fight.

Yancy hopes to put on a show again and just defeat Cerrone which will get him closer to breaking into the Top 10. We last seen Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 118 when he was dismantled by Contender Darren Till in the very 1st round. Cowboy Cerrone is 0-3 in his last 3 fights in the UFC, he hopes to upset Yancy and get back on the road to breaking into the top 10 and redeeming these last few losses.

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20 Signs You Were A High School Cheerleader

You got really tired of hearing, "Point your toes."
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Cheerleading is something you'll never forget. It takes hard work, dedication, and comes with its ups and downs. Here are some statements that every cheerleader, past and present, know to be true.

1. You always had bobby pins with you.

2. Fear shot through you if you couldn't find your spankees right away and thought you left them at home.

3. You accumulated about 90 new pairs of tennis shoes...

4. ...and about 90 new bows, bags, socks, and warm ups.

5. When you hear certain songs from old cheer dance mixes it either ruins your day or brings back happy memories.

6. And chances are, you still remember every move to those dances.

7. Sometimes you catch yourself standing with your hands on your hips.

8. You know the phrase, "One more time, ladies" all too well.

9. The hospitality rooms were always one of the biggest perks of going to tournaments (at least for me).

10. You got really tired of hearing, "Point your toes."

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11. If you left the gym at half-time to go get something, you better be back by the time the boys run back out.

12. You knew how awkward it could be on the bus rides home after the boys lost.

13. But you also knew how fun it could be if they won.

14. Figuring out line-up was extremely important – especially if one of your members was gone.

15. New uniforms were so exciting; minus the fact that they cost a fortune.

16. You know there was nothing worse than when you called out an offense cheer but halfway through, you had to switch to the defense version because someone turned over the ball.

17. You still know the school fight song by heart and every move that goes with it.

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18. UCA Cheer Camp cheers and chants still haunt you to this day.

19. You know the difference between a clasp and a clap. Yes, they're different.

20. There's always a part of you that will miss cheering and it will always have a place in your heart.

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Serena Williams Fights Sexism at US Open

The way we treat male and female professional tennis players has to be the same.

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For 14 years I lived in Southern California, a hub for sports like tennis and water polo; many players that eventually sign to play division 1 sports or eventually enter the professional tennis world get their start in the sunny climate of California. Growing up near the greater Los Angeles area meant that I lived near where the greatest female tennis player of all time got her start. It's common knowledge that both Serena Williams and her sister Venus Williams have roots in Compton, a blue-collar city in Los Angeles known for its high crime rates.

I had the amazing opportunity of seeing Serena play in 2016 at the BNP Paribas played in Indian Wells, CA. Watching her sure power and her commandment of the court left me in awe. Growing up as a young girl playing tennis practically ensures having Serena as an idol, and I was no different. Naturally, seeing her slammed by critics for her outburst during the US Open earlier this September left me appalled. Set to win her 24th Grand Slam title, Williams lost to Naomi Osaka, the first Japanese man or woman to win a Grand Slam.

The problem that many see as controversial is the treatment of Williams by umpire Carlos Ramos, citing Williams's "verbal abuse" that cost her a game penalty and the point penalty because of a smashed racquet. This especially infuriated me because the male tennis players are frequently celebrated for their emotional outbursts; they are praised for their passion. This incident goes back to the traditional gender roles that we as a society celebrate. When a woman asserts, her dominance, she's bossy. When a man does, he's the man. We as a society accept anger more when it comes from a man than from a woman, and it needs to stop. The first step is recognizing sexism where it happens, which is what Serena did. I am now even more proud to call her my idol.

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