Jacare vs. Mousasi Confirmed as UFC Fight Night 50 Headliner; Mitrione vs. Lewis Joins Card

July 10, 2014
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Mousasi vs JacareThe former UFC 176 co-main event has been moved to the UFC Fight Night 50 card on Sept. 5 in Ledyard, Conn., and it’s also gotten a boost to main event status.

UFC president Dana White on Wednesday revealed via his official Twitter account that the Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi rematch was being moved to the UFC Fight Night 50 card at Foxwoods Casino.

UFC officials at the time couldn’t confirm its placing on the card, but considering that Jacare is the No. 4 ranked middleweight fighter in the UFC and Mousasi is ranked No. 7, it would only make sense for the bout to take top billing on a Fight Night card. Late Wednesday night, the promotion confirmed Jacare vs. Mousasi as the UFC Fight Night 50 headliner.

The bout is a rematch of their 2008 fight, which Mousasi won by knocking Jacare out via an up-kick. With that victory, Mousasi captured the inaugural Dream middleweight championship. The winner of the rematch will make a strong case for a shot at current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman.

Other bouts confirmed and reported for the Foxwoods card include a pair of heavyweight slugfests pitting Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione vs. Derrick Lewis.

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  • Jones should leave ufc

    Great fights so far but is it just ne or does weidman at 185 get more respect than jones? Meaning the 185 all fight each other but @ 205 if ur in the top ten u don’t fight anyone else in the top 20 but the champ

    • WhiteyWhiteman

      First of all, that name is just stupid. Secondly, Jones has beaten almost everyone in his division. So they need to build new contenders. Weidman hasn’t even begun to get through 185.

      • Jones should leave ufc

        Thanks for proving my point witless. They need to have the top contenders fight each other instead holding all them out for jones. Why aren’t they contenders because they don’t fight each other that makes since to ya.

        • shakejunt

          they have a lot of money invested in dc, they’re gonna baby him there one way or the other.

        • WhiteyWhiteman

          You are literally to stupid for words. To be a “Contender” you have to be a credible threat to the champion. Cormier and Gus are the only Contenders left in the LHW division. If OSP keeps destroying people then he’l;l get there also. There is no point calling Rashad, Bader etc a contender because Jones has made them look like Alexis Davis. Jones will beat these next two guys and then go up and fight Cain. Please go back to watching boxing and stop sipping the haterade.

  • Jon Doe

    Good #1 contender fight, rematch needed to happen. I got Moose!