On September 5th, the UFC will return to New England for UFC Fight Night 50 - Souza vs. Mousasi.
When UFC 176 was cancelled due to an injury to Jose Aldo, the fans who were preparing to go to Fight Night 50 became the beneficiaries of one of the better fights the middleweight division has to offer. Previously scheduled to happen at UFC 176, #4 ranked middleweight Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza will now take on Gegard Mousasi in the main event of Fight Night 50.
There have been a number of intriguing fights announced for this card in the past two weeks. UFC heavyweight notables Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell will face off in the evening's co-main event. Also appearing on the card will be New England stand-out Joe Lauzon who will be taking on Ultimate Fighter season 15 winner Michael Chiesa.
Additionally, local fighter and former CES veteran Rob Font will be returning to the UFC Octagon for the second time after his successful debut vs. George Roop.
Tickets are available now for UFC Fight Night 50 and can be purchased here.
Fights that are currently scheduled for UFC Fight Night 50 below:
Gegard Mousasi vs. Ronaldo Souza
Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell
Derrick Lewis vs. Matt Mitrione
Michael Chiesa vs. Joe Lauzon
Andre Fili vs. Sean Soriano
Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira
Chris Beal vs. Rob Font
Chris Camozzi vs. Rafael Natal
Rodrigo Damm vs. Al Iaquinta
An interesting side-note to this fight is that Foxwoods rival casino, Mohegan Sun is also hosting a live MMA event, Bellator 123 on September 5th. Notable names like Pat Curran, Patricio Freire, Bobby Lashley and Cheik Kongo are currently scheduled to appear.