UFC Fight Night: Browne(#9) vs Lewis(#8)

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 On the heels of signing one of the greatest MMA fighters and Canadian legend Georges St. Pierre, the UFC returns to Canada for UFC Fight Night Halifax: (#8)Derrick Lewis vs (#9)Travis Browne. A heavyweight clash between the ascending Derrick “Black Beast” Lewis and Travis “Hapa” Browne who is trying to his previous form when people thought he’d be a legit contender in a few years. In the co-main event, you’ve got two once highly decorated fighters looking to once again prove that they still got it as Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks takes on Hector “Showeather” Lombard in what should be a very interesting fight. Also, on the card is ranked women’s bantamweight fighter (#7)Sara McMann as she takes on UFC newcomer Gina “Danger” Mazany along with that ranked women’s strawweight contender (#3)Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza takes on Randa “Quiet Storm” Markos. The UFC returns to Canada while providing fans with another solid card that should provide entertainment.

UFC Fight Pass Early Prelims

Gerald “GM3” Meerschaert vs Ryan Janes

Justin “Meanie” Szabo: Meerschaert via unanimous decision

Richard “richie b” Bowman: Janes via unanimous decision

Masked Man: Meerschaert via 2nd round TKO

UFC FS1 Prelims

Jack “The Hammer” Marshman vs Thiago “de Lima Marreta” Santos

Justin “Meanie” Szabo: Thiago via unanimous decision

Richard “richie b” Bowman: Marshman via 2nd round TKO

Masked Man: Santos via unanimous decision

Aiemann Zahabi vs Reginaldo Vieira

Justin “Meanie” Szabo: Zahabi via 3rd round TKO

Richard “richie b” Bowman: Zahabi via unanimous decision

Masked Man: Zahabi via unanimous decision

(#3)Carla “Cookie Monster” Esparza vs Randa “Quiet Storm” Markos

Justin “Meanie” Szabo: Esparza via unanimous decision

Richard “richie b” Bowman: Esparza via majority decision

Masked Man: Esparza via 3rd round submission

Nordine Taleb vs Santiago “Gente Boa” Ponzibbio

Justin “Meanie” Szabo: Ponzibbio via 1st round TKO

Richard “richie b” Bowman: Taleb via unanimous decision

Masked Man: Taleb via split decision

UFC on FS1: Lewis vs Browne

Paul “The Irish Dragon” vs Alessandro Ricci

Justin “Meanie” Szabo: Felder via unanimous decision

Richard “richie b” Bowman: Ricci via majority decision

Masked Man: Ricci via 1st round TKO

(#7)Sara McMann vs Gina “Danger” Mazany

Justin “Meanie” Szabo: McMann via unanimous decision

Richard “richie b” Bowman: Mazany via split decision

Masked Man: McMann via unanimous decision

Elias “The Spartan” Theodorou vs Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira

Justin “Meanie” Szabo: Theodorou via 2nd round submission

Richard “richie b” Bowman: Theodorou via unanimous decision

Masked Man: Theodorou via 2nd round TKO

Sam Sicilia vs Gavin “The Newfoundland Terror” Tucker

Justin “Meanie” Szabo: Tucker via 2nd round submission

Richard “richie b” Bowman: Sicilia via unanimous decision

Masked Man: Tucker via unanimous decision

Johnny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks vs Hector “Showeather” Lombard

Justin “Meanie” Szabo: Hector via 1st round TKO

Richard “richie b” Bowman: Hendricks via split decision

Masked Man: Hendricks via 2nd round KO

(#8)Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis vs (#9)Travis “Hapa” Browne

Justin “Meanie” Szabo: Black Beast via 1st round TKO

Analysis: The Black Beast reigns supreme.

Richard “richie b” Bowman: Browne via 3rd round TKO

Analysis: I’ve never been the biggest fan of Travis Browne even before he joined Edmond and became a pathetic version of his old self but I’m going upset here since he’s not with Edmond anymore. The man known as Black Beast is the better fighter but I’m not so sure about his gas tank and if Browne can utilize footwork and really make Lewis work for his shots then Lewis should tire out. Look for Browne to be really patient early, slowly starting to open things up as the fight goes on before finishing a tired Lewis.

Masked Man: Lewis via 1st round KO

Analysis: Browne has always seemed like one of those guys that is a stepping stone for guys to get future title shots. He is good and a talented fighter in his own way but he may not be able to achieve the championship level. I see this fight going the same way for Browne. The Black Beast has been on a tear winning his last five fights with four being by knockout or TKO. Lewis should test the chin of Browne early whose size might be a downfall in this fight. Lewis will have a large target to aim for and I see it going his way early. We should see Lewis fighting for the heavyweight title sometime in 2017.


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