A welterweight bout has been added to the upcoming UFC Fight Night 126 fight card as Thiago Alves vs Curtis Millender has been added to the event.

UFC Fight Night 126 will be held on February 18, 2018, at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas.

Nolan King announced the news on Twitter.

Millender (14-3-0 MMA) is riding a six-fight winning streak and has won his last four under the Legacy Fighting Alliance banner. In his most recent bout, ‘Curtouis’ earned a second-round KO win over Nick Barnes at LFA 30: Millender vs. Barnes.


Following back-to-back fight cancelations, Alves finally has a fight to look forward to. A storm scuppered his bout against Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 116 while an injury to Zac Cummings had his last bout cancelled at UFC Fight Night 124.

With this announcement, UFC Fight Night 126 now looks like this:

Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros
Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura
James Vick vs. Francisco Trinaldo
Sage Northcutt vs. Thibault Gouti
Jared Gordon vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
Ray Borg vs. Brandon Moreno
Brian Camozzi vs. Geoffrey Neal
Roberto Sanchez vs. Joby Sanchez
Jessica Aguilar vs. Livia Renata Souza
Sarah Moras vs. Lucie Pudilova
Steven Peterson vs. Humberto Bandenay
Thiago Alves vs. Curtis Millender