Lewis vs. Browne, Poirier vs. Miller added to UFC 208 in Brooklyn
Fresh off the heels of his fifth straight win in the heavyweight division, Derrick Lewis will get a quick turnaround as he faces perennial knockout artist Travis Browne at UFC 208 in Brooklyn.
Lewis returns following a TKO victory over Shamil Abdurakhimov in a fight where he was down through the first three rounds before finally rallying for a finish in the fourth.
Now the heavy handed Texan will look for a sixth straight victory when he takes on Browne, who is looking to stop a two fight skid following recent losses to Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum.
Browne still remains one of the most explosive heavyweights on the roster and now he’ll look to maintain his top 10 ranking with a win over Lewis on Feb. 11.
Also added to the card is a lightweight showdown between Dustin Poirier and veteran fighter Jim Miller.
Poirier will look to get back on track following his first loss at 155-pounds in the UFC after falling to Michael Johnson earlier this year.
Prior to that defeat, Poirier had reeled off four straight wins as a lightweight, including three by knockout or TKO.
Meanwhile, Miller has quietly put together a three fight win streak of his own with victories over some serious veteran competition, including Thiago Alves, Joe Lauzon and Takanori Gomi.
Lewis vs. Browne and Poirier vs. Miller joins the growing lineup at UFC 208 in Brooklyn where the new women’s featherweight division will be introduced as Holly Holm takes on Germaine de Randamie in one of the featured bouts on the card.