UFC Fight Night 110 in New Zealand to feature a heavyweight clash

Mark Hunt

I received an early B-Day present, as Mark Hunt & Derrick Lewis will fight June 11th Reports were circulating that a potential Mark Hunt vs. Derrick Lewis fight could be in the works. Well, if Derrick Lewis is to be believed, the fight is a done deal.  Derrick took to Twitter to happily announce the … Read moreUFC Fight Night 110 in New Zealand to feature a heavyweight clash

Animated Mario Yamasaki encourages the death of Travis Browne.

Animated Mario Yamasaki encourages the death of Travis Browne.

At UFC: Halifax, Mario Yamasaki tried his best to end Travis Browne’s career. He let Derrick Lewis smash Browne’s face, well after he was unconscious. Our man Mojahed Fudailat got on the ball quickly and got this video up within five days. Mostly, Mojahed’s videos poke fun at everyone involved. This one, however, could be a documentary.

Fudailat’s videos are continually getting more cryptic. Come to think of it, someone almost always dies in his videos. Normally we see Dana White murdered in unique and violent ways. In this video, Travis Browne is on the chopping block instead.

My favorite part of the whole thing is Yamasaki encouraging Lewis to finish Browne off. Like, finish him off from all existence. If you saw the fight, you know this is an animated version of art imitating life.

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Derrick Lewis is a hit with the kids

Derrick Lewis is a hit with the kids

Derrick Lewis, while pretty laid back, is one of the UFC’s most colorful characters. His interviews are full of sound bites and quotable moments, and his post-fight celebrations are animated and theatrical, and always a hit with the crowd. It comes as no surprise then that “The Black Beast” has quickly become a fan favorite. … Read moreDerrick Lewis is a hit with the kids

Rankings Report: Lewis and Esparza trending in opposite directions

Rankings Report: Lewis and Esparza trending in opposite directions

The UFC released its updated rankings today and UFC Fight Night Halifax caused quite a bit of movement in a number of divisions, as two of the night’s biggest names found themselves trending in opposite directions. Derrick Lewis climbed a spot in the heavyweight division to #7, passing Mark Hunt. Travis Browne, who was KO’d by … Read moreRankings Report: Lewis and Esparza trending in opposite directions

UFC Fight Night 105 Browne vs. Lewis ratings are released

ufc fight night 105 viewers

UFC held an event in Halifax Sunday night, here’s how many were watching The UFC had a rare Sunday night event this past weekend, as UFC Fight Night 105 originated in Halifax and featured the main event of Travis Browne facing Derrick Lewis.  The card had a co-feature of Hector Lombard taking on brand new … Read moreUFC Fight Night 105 Browne vs. Lewis ratings are released

Derrick Lewis suffers broken foot against Travis Browne

Derrick Lewis

Nobody escaped UFC’s Fight Night 105’s Main Event unscathed Derrick Lewis defeated Travis Browne Sunday night in Halifax to move closer to his goal of becoming UFC Heavyweight champion.  He said after that fight he wanted to take a break, it appears he’s going to get his wish.  Turns out he suffered a broken foot … Read moreDerrick Lewis suffers broken foot against Travis Browne

Travis Browne speaks after difficult night at UFC Halifax

travis browne

The difference between winning and losing sometimes isn’t much. Travis Browne and Derrick Lewis met Sunday night in what had become a contentious heavyweight clash. Derrick Lewis had made things very personal, bringing up allegations from Travis’ past of abusing a woman.  That’s the kind of line rarely crossed, and in doing so he rightfully … Read moreTravis Browne speaks after difficult night at UFC Halifax

UFC Fight Night Halifax: Post-Fight Press Conference

UFC Fight Night Halifax post-fight press conference

UFC Fight Night from Halifax gave us plenty of noteworthy moments tonight. After all was said and done, the post-fight press conference created a number of quotable moments as well.

The night saw unranked Randa Markos shock the former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza by taking a split decision win from the #3 ranked contender.

Johny Hendricks had a successful middleweight debut with a unanimous decision win over Hector Lombard and could not have looked more thrilled upon hearing his name announced.

In the main event #8 ranked heavyweight Derrick Lewis knocked Travis Browne out cold in the 2nd round. The #9 ranked Browne was off to a good start but once Lewis started to land his punches it was game over for Browne shortly after.

The post-fight press conference kicked off with Johny Hendricks talking about how the night felt, his plans going forward, and Georges St. Pierre.

Hometown favorite Gavin Tucker talked about his UFC debut and what it felt like to finally step into the octagon for the first time. He also mentioned the name CM Punk.

The self-proclaimed interim heavyweight champion Derrick Lewis stole the show though. With his mini belt by his side, hearing him break down why he was holding his stomach early on might be the highlight of the night.

Enjoy a listen in the video above.

Traditional weigh-in face-offs for UFC Fight Night: Halifax. Browne vs Lewis.

Traditional weigh-in face-offs for UFC Fight Night: Halifax. Browne vs Lewis

As we reported earlier, all but one person made weight for UFC Fight Night: Halifax, at the early weigh-ins. The main event features a battle between monster heavyweights, Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne.

The fighters just took to the scales again, for the traditional face-offs.

*Gina Mazany came in 3.5 pounds over the bantamweight limit of 136. She will be fined 20% of her fight purse.*

Heavyweight- Derrick Lewis (262) vs Travis Browne (241)

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Middleweight- Johny Hendricks (185.5) vs Hector Lombard (182)

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Featherweight- Sam Sicilia (144) vs Gavin Tucker (145)

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Middleweight- Elias Theodorou (185.5) vs Cezar Ferreira (186)

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Bantamweight- Sara McMann (135) vs Gina Mazany (139.5)*

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Lightweight- Paul Felder (155) vs Alessandro Ricci (156)

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Welterweight- Nordine Taleb (171) vs Santiago Ponzinibbio (179)

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Strawweight- Carla Esparza (116) vs Randa Markos (116)

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Bantamweight- Aiemann Zahabi (135) vs Reginaldo Vieira (136)

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Middleweight- Jack Marshman (184) vs Thiago Santos (186)

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Middleweight- Gerald Meerschaert (185) vs Ryan Janes (185.5)

Traditional weigh-in face-offs for UFC Fight Night: Halifax. Browne vs Lewis.

All fighters except 1 make weight ahead of UFC Fight Night 105

ufc fight night 105 weigh ins

The lone fighter to miss weight this morning was Gina Mazany The fighters all made their way one by one to step on the scale this morning in Halifax ahead of Fight Night 105. The official weigh ins took place and all fighters with the exception of Gina Mazany were spot on.  Mazany, who faces … Read moreAll fighters except 1 make weight ahead of UFC Fight Night 105

“Heavy” weekend of MMA is headed our way as the big boys are front and center

big boys

People love the heavyweights, and this weekend, they’re on display MMA is a speed sport by and large. The fighters utilize hand speed, head movement, footwork, takedowns and scrambles to make their game plans come to pass. Yet, people absolutely love the heavyweights. The big, plodding, plundering behemoths bring the fans to their feet.  If … Read more“Heavy” weekend of MMA is headed our way as the big boys are front and center

The High Five – five fights you absolutely cannot miss in February

The High Five

There are a bunch of quality fights this February, but here’s five you cannot miss You ever go to work on Monday and everyone is standing around the water cooler talking about the great fight from the weekend and you missed it?  You feel left out, sad and I’ll just go ahead and say it, … Read moreThe High Five – five fights you absolutely cannot miss in February

Paul Felder gets new opponent on a new card next month

paul felder on the move

Paul Felder was set to face Gilbert Burns at UFC 208 but an injury to Burns forced Felder to UFC Fight Night 105 and a fight with Alex Ricci UFC veteran Paul Felder is on the move.  Paul is headed from Brooklyn to Halifax as his bout at UFC 208 has been cancelled, and he’s … Read morePaul Felder gets new opponent on a new card next month

UFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax adds three additional fights

3 fights added to ufc fight night 105

Halifax card gets new main event and 3 additional fights added Earlier today, we reported that UFC Fight Night 105 was getting a transplanted main event.  Travis Browne and Derrick Lewis jumped from UFC 208 and will headline the Halifax event instead.  The card continues to take shape as the UFC has announced additional bouts … Read moreUFC Fight Night 105 in Halifax adds three additional fights

UFC Halifax finds its new main event

UFC Halifax finds its new heavyweight main event

UFC Fight Night Halifax recently took a big seven-foot hit when Stefan Struve was pulled from the card due to a shoulder injury and Junior dos Santos was subsequently pulled as well with no opponent stepping up. The event went a little over a week without a main event but that just changed a few … Read moreUFC Halifax finds its new main event