“The Black Beast” is getting a big fight next.
After headlining his first UFC card on Dec. 9, rising heavyweight Derrick Lewis is set to take on Travis Browne at Brooklyn’s UFC 208 on Feb. 11, MMA Fighting confirmed following a report by ESPN.
Lewis (17-4, 1 no contest) had to dig deep to defeat Shamil Abdurahimov via fourth-round TKO at UFC Fight Night 102, scoring his fifth straight victory under the UFC banner.
Browne (18-5-1), on the other hand, is looking to bounce back from consecutive losses to Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez. After a great start in the promotion, “Hapa" is 2-4 since 2014.
UFC 208 takes place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, and features Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight championship.
Other bouts already official for the UFC 208 card are Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier, Ian McCall vs. Neil Seery, Ryan LaFlare vs. Roan Carneiro and Randy Brown vs. George Sullivan.