UFC Fight Night 105: Browne vs Lewis
UFC Fight Night 105: Browne vs. Lewis brings the heavyweights into the spotlight as former champion Junior Dos Santos and Stefan Struve were due to headline the card, but Struve needed surgery on his shoulder, so he had to pull out. Dos Santos was taken off the card as well and now Travis Browne and Derrick Lewis will fill in. Browne is married to Ronda Rousey, so there will be some intrigue to see how he performs on this card. In the co-main event, former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks makes his middleweight debut against Hector Lombard.
Event: UFC Fight Night 105: Browne vs Lewis
Date: Sunday, February 19th, 2017; Main Card (TBA)
Location: Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, NS, Canada
TV: Fox Sports 1 (Main Card)/UFC Fight Pass (Prelims)
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Travis Browne vs. Derrick Lewis – Heavyweight
Browne (18-5-1) has lost four of his last six after getting outpointed by former champion Fabricio Werdum in September (he also lost to another former champion, Cain Velasquez, in September). Lewis has won five straight, but he did not impress in a split decision over Roy Nelson in July, and he was losing to Shamil Abdurakhimov in December until he scored a knockout win. Lewis is more talented, but Browne might be tougher to knock out, and this will be interesting.
Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard – Middleweight
Hendricks (17-6) has lost three straight after a unanimous decision against Neil Magny in December, and he has had troubles with the weight cut to 170 pounds, so he moved up. Lombard (34-6-1, 2 NC) had the same issues, so he returned to middleweight and lost via KO to Dan Henderson. Both men struggle with cardio, so this probably will not last long. Will Hendricks engage Lombard, a Muay Thai artist, or try to use his wrestling?
Elias Theodorou vs. Cezar Ferreira– Middleweight
Theodorou (12-1) bounced back from his pro loss to beat Sam Alvey by unanimous decision in February, while Ferreira (11-5) has won three straight and submitted Jack Hermansson in November. Ferreira is well-rounded, but he is a third-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and Theodorou has to avoid getting taken down, which is easier said than done.
Thiago Santos vs. Jack Marshman – Middleweight
Santos (13-5) is looking to halt a two-game skid after getting submitted by Eric Spicely in September, while Marshman (21-5) has won seven straight, including a TKO over Magnus Cedenblad in his UFC debut in November. Santos is a Muay Thai fighter, while Marshman has 13 knockouts, but both can handle themselves on the mat. This could be the best match of the night.
Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Nordine Taleb – Welterweight
Ponzinibbio (23-4) beat Zak Cummings by unanimous decision in August for his third consecutive win, and Taleb (12-3) knocked out Erick Silva in March, but battled injuries for the rest of 2016. Taleb is a great striker and Ponzinibbio is very aggressive, which could leave him open for a TKO/KO.
Full Fight Card
|Main Card (TBA)|
|Heavyweight||Travis Browne||Derrick Lewis|
|Middleweight||Johny Hendricks||Hector Lombard|
|Middleweight||Elias Theodorou||Cezar Ferreira|
|Middleweight||Thiago Santos||Jack Marshman|
|Welterweight||Santiago Ponzinibbio||Nordine Taleb|
|Preliminary Card (TBA)|
|Bantamweight||Reginaldo Vieira||Aiemann Zahabi|
|Women’s Strawweight||Carla Esparza||Randa Markos|
|Women’s Bantamweight||Sara McMann||Liz Carmouche|
|Middleweight||Ryan Janes||Gerald Meerschaert|
|Featherweight||Gavin Tucker||Sam Sicilia|
|Lightweight||Alessandro Ricci||Paul Felder|