Oskar Piechota vs. Tim Williams official for UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin

The UFC’s return to Texas this weekend has one more bout that has made its way to official status.

Oskar Piechota (10-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) will take on promotional newcomer Tim Williams (15-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC) in a middleweight fight. Promotion officials formalized the booking today.

UFC Fight Night 126 takes place Sunday at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. It airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass. Although the lineup is mostly set, a women’s strawweight fight featuring Jessica Aguilar in still in limbo while she waits for a replacement for the injured Livia Renata Souza.

Piechota made his promotional debut this past October in Poland at UFC Fight Night 118. There, in front of his home crowd, he stayed unbeaten with a unanimous decision win over Jonathan Wilson. The only blemish on Piechota’s resume is a 2013 split draw.

Williams’ lengthy career has been on the East Coast, where he has a dozen fights under the CFFC banner. He comes to the UFC on a five-fight winning streak, including victories over UFC veterans Jay Silva and Nah-Shon Burrell.

With the official addition, the UFC Fight Night 126 card includes:

MAIN CARD (FS1, 9 p.m. ET)

  • Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros
  • Derrick Lewis vs. Marcin Tybura
  • Francisco Trinaldo vs. James Vick
  • Thiago Alves vs. Curtis Millender
  • Jessica Aguilar vs. Livia Renata Souza
  • Sage Northcutt vs. Thibault Gouti


  • Diego Ferreira vs. Jared Gordon
  • Brian Camozzi vs. Geoff Neal
  • Joby Sanchez vs. Roberto Sanchez
  • Sarah Moras vs. Lucie Pudilova

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 5:30 p.m. ET)

  • Brandon Davis vs. Steven Peterson
  • Oskar Piechota vs. Tim Williams
  • Josh Burkman vs. Alex Morono

For more on UFC Fight Night 126, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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