ESPN.com first reported the heavyweight pairing. UFC 208 takes
place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and will see Holly Holm
de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight strap.
Lewis enters the matchup on a five-fight winning streak that
includes victories over Octagon staples such as Roy Nelson
Gonzaga. Most recently, “The Black Beast” rallied for a
fourth-round technical knockout victory against Shamil
Abdurakhimov at UFC Fight Night 102.
Once considered a top contender in the division, Browne has some
work to do after losing three of his last four bouts. Since 2015,
the 6-foot-7 Hawaiian’s only win was a contentious stoppage of
Mitrione at UFC Fight Night 81. “Hapa” has otherwise fallen
short against top-notch competition, losing to Fabricio
Velasquez and Andrei
Arlovski during that time.