Travis Browne-Derrick Lewis Moved From UFC 208 to Headlining Slot on Feb. 19 in Halifax

By Jordan Breen Jan 23, 2017

The The Ultimate Fighting Championship's return to Halifax, Nova Scotia, now has a new main event, courtesy of UFC 208.

UFC Fight Night 105 on Feb. 19 at the Scotiabank Centre in Halifax was originally set to be headlined by a heavyweight rematch between former UFC champ Junior dos Santos and Stefan Struve, however, a Struve injury let him to pull out of the bout and no opponent could be found for “Cigano.” Now, the card will be headlined by an another heavyweight contest between Travis Browne and Derrick Lewis, which has been re-scheduled after being announced for UFC 208 on Feb. 11 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

Yahoo Sports' Kevin Iole first reported the switch via Twitter on Monday.

It will be the second consecutive Fight Night headliner for the 31-year-old Lewis, a winner of five straight in the Octagon. On Dec. 9 of last year, he outlasted Shamil Abdurakhimov and knocked him out in the fourth round of their UFC Fight Night 102 main event in Albany, N.Y.

Browne, 34, has lost back-to-back bouts to former UFC heavyweight champions in the Octagon, having been pounded out by Cain Velasquez at UFC 200 last July, then dropping a lopsided rematch to Fabricio Werdum at UFC 203 in September.


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