ByMatt Juul, writer at Creators.co
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Matt Juul

The is bringing its heavy hitters to Halifax for this weekend's Fight Night card on Fox Sports 1.

Following a thrilling and strange decision loss to former champion Fabricio Werdum at UFC 203, heavyweight veteran Travis Browne will look to get back into the win column against Derrick Lewis on Sunday night. Meanwhile, "The Black Beast" hopes to extend his win streak to six straight inside the Octagon as he further makes his case for being one of the division's most dangerous contenders.

The main card will also feature a middleweight showdown between former welterweight title holder Johny Hendricks and the always dangerous Hector Lombard. Both men are coming into the fight riding tough losing streaks, so expect Lombard and Hendricks to do everything in their power to secure a victory.

If you're pumped for Sunday night, get ready with our guide to where, when, and how you can watch UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Browne this weekend.


UFC Halifax Prelims on Fight Pass

Photo by Michael Adamucci / USA Today Sports
Photo by Michael Adamucci / USA Today Sports

Only one fight is scheduled to air live on this weekend before the action switches over to FS1. Following a decision win over Keith Berish in his UFC debut last year, middleweight Ryan James will look to make it two in a row inside the Octagon when he faces Gerald Meerschaert. The Canadian has a tough test in Meerschaert, though, as "The Machine" also took home his first UFC last year, an impressive submission victory over Joe Gigliotti.

Where: UFC Fight Pass

When: Sunday, February 19, 2017, at 6:30 PM (Eastern Time) 3:30 PM (Pacific Time)

Who Is Fighting:

  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Ryan Janes

UFC Halifax Televised Prelims

Photo by Tim Heitman / USA Today Sports
Photo by Tim Heitman / USA Today Sports

Get ready for a long night of mixed martial arts on Sunday night. Four bouts are set for the preliminary card on FS1, including the return of former women's strawweight champ Carla Esparza. The "Cooke Monster" could set up another title run should she win her second straight against Randa Markos.

After a KO victory over Erick Silva at UFC 196, Canadian welterweight Nordine Taleb will also look for his second win in row when he takes on former The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil cast member Santiago Ponzinibbio in the night's featured prelim match-up. Although Taleb is fighting in his native country, Ponzinibbio has a ton of momentum, winning five out of his last seven bouts.

Where: Fox Sports 1 (check your local listings)

When: Sunday, February 19, 2017, at 7 PM (Eastern Time) 4 PM (Pacific Time)

Who Is Fighting:

  • Nordine Taleb vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio
  • Carla Esparza vs. Randa Markos
  • Aiemann Zahabi vs. Reginaldo Vieira
  • Jack Marshman vs. Thiago Santos

UFC Halifax Main Card

Photo by Michael Adamucci / USA Today Sports
Photo by Michael Adamucci / USA Today Sports

After a high profile split with 's coach Edmond Tarverdyan, Browne hopes a training shake-up will result in a big win when he tries to settle the score against Lewis on Sunday night. Browne's dropped four out of his last six fights, including back-to-back defeats to former champ's Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez. Lewis, on the other hand, could catapult into a top contender spot with a victory, as he's currently riding a five fight win streak, winning eight out of his 10 bouts inside the Octagon.

The co-main event also features veterans looking for redemption, as Hendricks and Lombard both try to reverse their recent fortunes. Having lost three in a row, as well as missing weight in each of his last two fights, Hendricks needs a good showcase on Sunday night. Meanwhile, Lombard is coming off a vicious KO loss to Dan Henderson last year, so it will be interesting to see how he bounces back this time around.

Rounding out the main card is a featherweight showdown between Sam Sicilia and Gavin Tucker, a middleweight match-up between the follically gifted Elias Theodorou and Cezar Ferreira, plus a lightweight battle between Alessandro Ricci and Paul Felder. Former women's bantamweight title challenger Sara McMann will also throw down on Sunday night as she's set to face Gina Mazany.

Where: Fox Sports 1 (check your local listings)

When: Sunday, February 19, 2017, at 9 PM (Eastern Time) 6 PM (Pacific Time)

Who Is Fighting:

  • 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

UFC Halifax Ticket Info

If you're brave enough to head to Canada in the winter, here's everything you need to know about tickets, gate times, and more for UFC Halifax.

Where: Scotiabank Centre, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Gates Open: Sunday, February 19, 2017, at 6:00 PM (Atlantic Time)

Tickets: Available through Ticket Atlantic

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