UFC Fight Night 105: Lewis vs. Browne
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
February 19, 2017
In its second event in Halifax, Nova Scotia, UFC Fight Night 105 features two of the UFC’s most promising heavyweights as it pits No. 8-ranked Derrick Lewis against No. 9-ranked Travis Browne.
While Browne can boast a two-inch leg reach advantage as well as a four-inch height advantage over Lewis, otherwise these two heavyweights are pretty evenly matched across the board. Both have a 79-inch reach and the majority of their wins have come by way of KO or TKO (88% by Lewis as compared to 78% by Browne).
Browne’s submission win average is at 11% as compared to Lewis at 6%. In decision wins, the percentages are the same (11% for Browne, 6% for Lewis). Lewis’ slight advantage comes by way of striking accuracy where his average stands at 55% as compared to Browne’s 41%. In striking defense, Lewis edges out Browne at 47% to 43%.
Where Browne could possibly shine is in the area of takedowns, where his average dominates 71% versus Lewis who stands at 33%. Browne’s takedown defense is at 83% versus Lewis at 57% so it’s safe to say Lewis may want to keep the fight standing and Browne may score points with takedowns and ground work.
Lewis enters this fight coming off a five-fight win streak whereas Browne is coming in with at 2-3 in his last five fights. Browne has everything to gain and everything to lose in this fight and will look to prove his place in the heavyweight division in this contest.
In the co-main event, former UFC middleweight champion Johny Hendricks looks to gain momentum coming off three consecutive losses (to Stephen Thompson, Kelvin Gastelum and Neil Magny) while Lombard looks enters the bout coming off two losses (to Neil Magny and Dan Henderson) and a no-contest ruling against Josh Burkman. As with the main event, you’ve got two fighters looking to prove themselves for their spot in the UFC.
Main Event on Fox Sports 1
Derrick Lewis (#8), 17-4-0, 1 NC -115
Travis Browne (#9), 18-5-1 -105
Johny Hendricks, 17-5-0 +100
Hector Lombard, 34-6-1, 2 NC -110
Sam Sicilia, 15-7-0 +150
Gavin Tucker, 9-0-0 -160
Elias Theodorou, 12-1-0 +105
Cezar Ferreira, 12-5-0 -115
Sara McMann (#7), 10-3-0 -570
Gina Mazany, 4-0-0 +480
Women’s Catchweight bout (139.5 lbs.)
Alessandro Ricci, 10-4-0 +320
Paul Felder, 12-3-0 -355
Preliminary Card on Fox Sports 1
Nordine Taleb, 11-3-0 +315
Santiago Ponzinibbio, 24-3-0 -345
Carla Esparza (#3), 12-3-0 -265
Randa Markos, 6-5-0 +245
Women’s Strawweight bout
Aiemann Zahabi, 6-0-0 -240
Reginaldo Vieira, 14-4-0 +220
Jack Marshman, 21-5-0 +155
Thiago Santos, 13-5-0 -165
Early Preliminary Card on UFC Fight Pass
Gerald Meerschaert, 25-8-0 -290
Ryan Janes, 9-1-0 +260
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