The UFC Fight night series reaches it’s 50th event this friday night in Conneticut and we’ve got the full fight card for you below.
Headlining the show is a meaningful middleweight bout between the 7th ranked Gegard Mousasi (coming off a win over Mark Munoz) and 4th placed Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza who’s one of the leading contenders for the next shot at the title following a three fight unbeaten run to start his UFC career.
As it happens, the two have fought before at DREAM 6 in 2008, with the bout ending in surprising fashion early in the first round when Mousasi caught ‘Jacare’ with an upkick and knocked him out.
The co-main event sees the return of Alistair Overeem after elbow surgery following a win over Frank Mir earlier in the year, and he’ll be facing Ben Rothwell who’s been out of the Octagon serving a nine-month suspension for having elevated levels of testosterone last time out.
Matt Mitrione’s recent fight with Stefan Struve was cancelled on the night of the fight after his opponent suffered a panic attack, so he’s now been drafted in to take on Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis who’s finished both his UFC fights so far inside the first round.
Joe Lauzon will fight for the first time this year against former TUF champion Michael Chiesa who’s coming off back-to-back wins in the always competitive lightweight division.
Nick Lentz looks for his fifth win in six featherweight fights against Charles Oliveira in a re-run of their 2011 encounter at 155lbs where Oliveira was soundly beating his opponent before landing an illegal knee that resulted in a no-contest ruling.
Finally, opening up the card is flyweight action as former title contender John Moraga to get back to winning aways against Justin Scoggins.
Check out the full UFC Fight Night 50 fight card below.
Gegard Mousasi vs. Ronaldo Souza
Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell
Matt Mitrione vs. Derrick Lewis
Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Chiesa
Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira
John Moraga vs. Justin Scoggins
Al Iaquinta vs. Rodrigo Damm
Chris Camozzi vs. Rafael Natal
Chris Beal vs. Tateki Matsuda
Sean Soriano vs. Chas Skelly