Sunday's UFC Fight Night 126 lineup loses main-card matchup

Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 126 lineup recently lost a main-card competitor.

Former Invicta FC champion Livia Renata Souza (11-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) suffered a hand injury and was recently forced out of her UFC-debut bout against strawweight Jessica Aguilar (19-6 MMA, 0-2 UFC).

UFC Fight Night 126 takes place Sunday at Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, and it airs on FS1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

UFC officials haven’t formally announced Souza’s removal from the card, which MMABrasil.com.br first reported. It’s not clear if Aguilar will remain on the card against a late-notice replacement opponent.

Souza, a 26-year-old Brazilian, was going to bring a two-fight winning streak into her UFC debut. After losing her Invicta FC belt to Angela Hill via split decision in 2016, she rebounded with wins over Ayaka Hamasaki and Ayaka Hamasaki.

Aguilar, a former WSOF titleholder, is still in search of her first UFC win. The 35-year-old Mexican-American fighter posted 10 straight wins to earn a UFC contract but has since dropped decisions to Claudia Gadelha (in a title eliminator) and Cortney Casey.

The latest UFC Fight Night 126 card now 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. TBA
  • Sage Northcutt vs. Thibault Gouti

PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, 7 p.m. ET)

  • 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, 6 p.m. ET)

  • Josh Burkman vs. Alex Morono
  • Brandon Davis vs. Steven Peterson

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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