On Friday, Sept. 5, the UFC hosted UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi 2 from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn.
The night’s main event featured a long-awaited rematch between Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Gegard Mousasi. The two former Strikeforce champions met previously under the DREAM banner in 2008 with Mousasi scoring a knockout via upkick. Since then, Jacare had torn through every fighter put in front of him inside the Octagon. The Brazilian rode a six-fight winning streak with five of the wins coming before the final bell. Mousasi, meanwhile, saw his aspirations for UFC gold take a step backwards in February with a decision loss to Lyoto Machida, but the Dutch-Armenian fighter bounced back in May with a first-round destruction of Mark Munoz.
In the co-main event, another former Strikeforce title holder was in action as heavyweight Alistair Overeem took on Ben Rothwell. Overeem snapped a two-fight skid in February with a decision win over Frank Mir at UFC 169. Rothwell had been out of action since a third-round stoppage of Brandon Vera at UFC 164 last August.
The nine-fight card kicked off Friday with five preliminary card bouts on Fox Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET. The four-fight main card followed at 10 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
For the full results of the event, click here.
Above are video highlights of the main card bout between Chiesa and Lauzon (courtesy of the UFC).
Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell
Derrick Lewis vs. Matt Mitrione
Michael Chiesa vs. Joe Lauzon
odrigo Damm vs. Al Iaquinta
Chris Camozzi vs. Rafael Natal
Chris Beal vs. Tateki Matsuda
Chas Skelly vs. Sean Soriano