#8 heavyweight Derrick Lewis faces #9 Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night
The UFC’s #8 and #9 ranked heavyweights face off at UFC Fight Night as Derrick Lewis faces Travis Browne. UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne (aka UFC Fight Night 105) takes place February 19th at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia with one fight webstreamed at UFC Fight Pass, the four-fight undercard and six-fight main card broadcast on Fox Sports 1.
Derrick Lewis holds down the #8 ranking with a record of 17-4, 8-2 in the UFC. Lewis’s last loss was to Shawn Jordan in June 2015 while since then he hit a five-win streak with victories over Viktor Pesta, Damian Grabowski, Gabriel Gonzaga, Roy Nelson, and most recently Shamil Abdurakhimov. 18-5-1 Travis Browne enters this bout ranked #9 in the UFC however he is coming off losses to Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum while in the past two years he is 1-3 with an additional loss to Andrei Arlovski and win over Matt Mitrione. Basically Lewis has been moving up the rankings while Browne has been moving down since his title eliminator bout against Werdum in their first meeting.
The co-main event slot goes to Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard at middleweight. Hendricks is still ranked #10 at welterweight where he was UFC champion from March until December 2014. Hendricks is making his middleweight debut after missing weight in his last two fights which were losses to Kelvin Gastelum and Neil Magny while Hendricks’ other fight in 2016 was a loss to Stephen Thompson. 34-6-1 Lombard is 3-4 (with one “no contest”) in the UFC with three losses at middleweight. In his most recent fight Lombard returned to middleweight to lose to Dan Henderson by KO last June.
Prelims at UFC Fight Pass
- MW: Gerald Meerschaert vs. Ryan Janes
Prelims on Fox Sports 1
- MW: Jack Marshman vs. Thiago Santos
- BW: Aiemann Zahabi vs. Reginaldo Vieira
- W Strawweight: Carla Esparza vs. Randa Markos
- WW: Nordine Taleb vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
- LW: Alessandro Ricci vs. Paul Felder
- WBW: Sara McMann vs. Gina Mazany
- MW: Elias Theodorou vs. Cezar Ferreira
- FW: Sam Sicilia vs. Gavin Tucker
- MW: Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard
- HW: Derrick Lewis vs. Travis Browne