UFC Fight Night – Lewis vs. Browne Halifax, Nova Scotia
The heavyweight main event is now official for Sunday night in Halifax as both Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne both hit the scales at the early weigh-ins on Saturday early morning.
It’s seldom a concern for a heavyweight fighter to miss the mark, but Lewis will occasionally have to cut weight to get down to the 265-pound limitation for the division.
This time around, Lewis can be found in at 262 pounds, a complete four pounds under the limit with a one pound allowance in a non-title fight in the heavyweight division.
On the other hand, Browne was at 241 pounds, which indicates he’ll be quiting a substantial amount of weight when he steps into the Octagon with Lewis on Sunday night.
In the co-main occasion, Johny Hendricks makes his middleweight launching after suffering through a series of ruthless weight cuts to obtain down to 170-pounds in his newest outings. Hendricks last combated at UFC 207 in December where he missed weight and later on stated that his days as a welterweight were over.
On Saturday, Hendricks can be found in at 185.5 pounds with a smile on his face– a far cry from the look he had when stepping on the scale the last time he combated.
His challenger, Hector Lombard came in at 182-pounds– a complete 4 pounds under the middleweight limit for a non-title fights, which likely implies he was either well under weight all week or he in some way miscalculated his cut and shed more pounds than what was required.
In either case, Hendricks and Lombard are both on point and now satisfy on Sunday night in an essential matchup for each of them.
There was only one fighter off weight on Saturday which was bantamweight newcomer Gina Mazany, who accepted a late notice fight with Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann.
Mazany came in at 139.5-pounds– 3 and a half pounds over the bantamweight limitation for a non-title fight– and she will now surrender 20-percent of her handbag to McMann for the infraction.
Main Event Fight Card
(FOX Sports 1 at 9 p.m. ET)
Derrick Lewis vs. Travis Browne
Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard
Sam Sicilia vs. Gavin Tucker
Elias Theodorou vs. Cezar Ferreira
Sara McMann vs. Gina Mazany
Alessandro Ricci vs. Paul Felder