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UFC fight Night 105 took place on February 19th from The Scotiabank Centre in Halifax, Canada. In the night’s Main Event, rising heavyweight Derrick Lewis rebounded from a tough round one to knockout Travis Browne. Browne hurt Lewis with body shots in the first but in the second it was all Lewis as he unloaded on Browne, finally dropping him and putting him out as the ref was late to break it up. In the Co-Main Event, former Welterweight Champion Johny Hendricks scored a close decision win over Hector Lombard. The bout was on it’s feet almost the whole way with the two fighters exchanging blows and the judges liking what Hendricks did more. In women’s action, Randa Markos scored a controversial decision win over Carla Esparza. Markos landed from the outside only getting close enough before backing off to avoid Esparza’s takedowns. On the ground, except for a late flurry by Markos in round one, Esparza controlled that part of the fight. Also, Sara McMann scored a quick submission win over late replacement Gina Mazany, taking her down and getting an arm triangle in just over a minute. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Middleweight: Gerald Meerschart (26-8) defeated Ryan Janes (9-2) via Tapout (Armbar) at 1:34 of Round 1.
2. Middleweight: Thiago Santos (14-5) defeated Jack Marshman (21-6) via TKO at 2:21 of Round 2.
3. Bantamweight: Aiemann Zahabi (7-0) defeated Reginaldo Vieira (14-5) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Zahabi.
4. Strawweight: Randa Markos (7-5) defeated Carla Esparza (12-4) via Split Decision (28-29/29-28/29-28). We scored it 30-27 Esparza.
5. Welterweight: Santiago Ponzinibbio (24-3) defeated Nordine Taleb (12-4) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Ponzinibbio.
6. Lightweight: Paul Felder (13-3) defeated Alessandro Ricci (10-5) via TKO at 4:44 of Round 1.
7. Bantamweight: Sara McMann (11-3) defeated Gina Mazany (4-1) via Tapout (Arm Triangle) at 1:14 of Round 1.
8. Middleweight: Elias Theodorou (14-1) defeated Cezar Ferreira (12-6) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/29-28/29-28). We scored it 30-27 Ferreira.
9. Featherweight: Gavin Tucker (9-1) defeated Sam Sicilia (15-8) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/30-27). We scored it 30-27 Tucker.
10. Middleweight: Johny Hendricks (18-6) defeated Hector Lombard (34-7-1, 2NC) via Unanimous Decision (30-27/30-27/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Lombard.
11. Heavyweight: Derrick Lewis (18-4, 1NC) defeated Travis Browne (18-6-1) via KO at 3:12 of Round 2.
Submission of the Night: Sara McMann
Knockout of the Night: Derrick Lewis
Fight of the Night: Randa Markos vs Carla Esparza