Post-UFC Fight Night 105: And the Bonus Goes to…

Travis Browne vs Derrick LewisThe Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada last Sunday (February 19, 2017) for the second time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 105: Lewis vs. Browne, where five of 11 bouts ended inside the distance. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ and two fighters for ‘Fight of the Night’. The lines to wager on these props were available at 5Dimes Sportsbook. The post-fight bonus winners were… Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne earn Fight of the Night honors for their battle in the main event at UFC Fight Night 105. It was a back-and-forth scrap that saw both big men have their moments, with Browne getting the better of Lewis in the first round of action, and Lewis coming back strong in the second and ultimately knocking his opponent out with his signature ground-and-pound — arguably the most brutal in all of MMA. This was an entertaining scrap to close out the night, and a well-earned $50k for both heavyweights. Noteworthy fight(s): – Elias Theodoreau defeated Cezar Ferreira via controversial unanimous decision. – Santiago Ponzinibbio defeated Nordine Taleb via unanimous decision. – Aiemann Zahabi defeated Reginaldo Vieira via unanimous decision. Paul Felder earns Performance of the Night for his first-round TKO of Alessandro Ricci to kick off the main card. He cracked Ricci’s nose with an elbow, forcing the Italian-Canadian to quit and earning the TKO victory. Felder snapped a two-fight winning skid with the victory, and the fan favorite added another highlight finish to his reel. Thiago Santos earns Performance of the Night for his second-round TKO of Jack Marshman after facing some trouble in the opening round. Santos dropped Marshman with a head kick and followed up with a couple of punches to get the referee to step in and halt the action. It was a early stoppage, but the kick was impressive enough to earn him an extra $50k. Noteworthy Performance(s): – Lewis’ aforementioned second-round knockout of Travis Browne. He survived a rough first round to come back and finish the Hawaiian in the second. – Sara McMann made quick work of short-notice promotional newcomer Gina Mazany, defeating her via arm-triangle choke submission early in the very first round of action. – Gerald Meerschaert defeated Ryan Janes via armbar submission in the opening round of as well, handing the Canadian his first official professional MMA defeat.

Written by Gabe Killian

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