Injuries to heavyweights Junior dos Santos and Stefan Struve have forced the UFC reshuffle the main event for Halifax’s UFC Fight Night 105.
The No. 8 Lewis is coming off a TKO win over Shamil Abdurakhimov at December’s UFC Fight Night 102 – part of a five fight win streak. Browne, currently ranked No.9, needs a win badly, with three losses in his last four bouts.
UFC Fight Night 105 takes place in Halifax, Nova Scotia Feb. 19 from the Scotiabank Centre.
— Derrick Lewis (@Thebeast_ufc) January 23, 2017
The current card is scheduled as follows:
Derrick Lewis (17-4-0) vs Travis Browne (18-5-1)
Johny Hendricks (17-6-0) vs Hector Lombard (34-6-1)
Sara McMann (10-3-0) vs Liz Carmouche (11-5-0)
Gavin Tucker (9-0-0) vs Sam Sicilia (15-7-0)
Carla Esparza (11-3-0) vs Randa Markos (6-4-0)
Cezar Ferreira (11-5-0) vs Elias Theodorou (12-1-0)
Santiago Ponzinibbio (23-3-0) vs. Nordine Taleb (12-3-0)
Jack Marshman (21-5-0) vs Thiago Santos (13-5-0)
Paul Felder (12-3-0) vs. Alessandro Ricci (10-4-0)
Ryan Janes (9-1-0) vs Gerald Meerschaert (25-8-0)
Reginaldo Vieira (13-4-0) vs Aiemann Zahabi (6-0-0)