Two eastern-based Canadians to compete at UFC Fight Night 105

January 25, 2017

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Two eastern-based Canadians to compete at UFC Fight Night 105



UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne (also known as UFC Fight Night 105) is an upcoming mixed martial arts event that will be held by the Ultimate Fighting Championship on February 19, 2017 at Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

The event will be the second that the promotion has hosted in Nova Scotia, and first since UFC Fight Night 54 in October of 2014.

A heavyweight bout between former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos and longtime divisional contender Stefan Struve was originally expected to headline the event. The pairing met once before in February 2009 at UFC 95, where Dos Santos defeated Struve (who was making his UFC debut) via TKO in the first round.[2][3] However on January 12, Struve pulled out due to a shoulder injury.[4] Despite having over six weeks before the event, promotion officials elected to remove Dos Santos.

Nearly two weeks later, it was announced that the new headliner would be a heavyweight matchup between Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne. The bout was scheduled to take place at UFC 208, but was moved a week later to headline this event.

Alvaro Herrera was expected to face Alessandro Ricci at the event. However, Herrera pulled out of the fight in mid-January citing injury and was replaced by Paul Felder.

Gavin “Guv’nor” Tucker who recently signed with the promotion, was born in Ship Cove, Newfoundland. Meanwhile, Ryan Janes who will be making his second appearance into the Octagon, hails from Grand Falls-Windsor, Newfoundland.   UFC officials announced the Featherweight and Middleweight bouts just this past week.

 

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