The Las Vegas-based promotion recently confirmed the pairing. UFC
Fight Night 126 takes place at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin on
Feb. 18 and is headlined by a 170-pound tilt pitting Donald
Cerrone against Yancy
Medeiros. The card airs on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims
on UFC Fight Pass.
Alves was supposed to compete against Zak
Cummings at UFC Fight Night 124 in St. Louis on Jan. 14 but
that bout was scrapped when Cummings suffered a last-minute injury.
The former welterweight title challenger last appeared at UFC 210,
where he halted a two-bout skid with a decision triumph against
Millender enters his promotional debut on a six-fight winning
streak. The four-time Bellator MMA veteran has made a name for
himself under the Legacy Fighting Alliance banner, scoring
back-to-back head kick knockouts of Nick Barnes
Frincu in his last two appearances.