On Thursday, Sept. 4, the UFC will host the weigh-ins for UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi 2 which takes place Friday, Sept. 5, from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn.
The night’s main event will feature 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 has torn through every fighter put in front of him inside the Octagon. The Brazilian currently rides 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 will be in action as heavyweight Alistair Overeem takes on Ben Rothwell. Overeem snapped a two-fight skid in February with a decision win over Frank Mir at UFC 169. Rothwell has been out of action since a third-round stoppage of Brandon Vera at UFC 164 last August.
The 10-fight card kicks off Friday with four preliminary card bouts on Fox Sports 1 at 7 p.m. ET. The six-fight main card follows at 9 p.m. ET, also on Fox Sports 1.
The fighters will hit the scales at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday. A live video feed appears above (courtesy of the UFC), while the results appear below.
Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (185) vs. Gegard Mousasi (186)
Alistair Overeem (248) vs. Ben Rothwell (264)
Derrick Lewis (264) vs. Matt Mitrione (255)
Michael Chiesa (156) vs. Joe Lauzon (155)
Nik Lentz (146) vs. Charles Oliveira (150)*
John Moraga (126) vs. Justin Scoggins (126)
Fox Sports 1 Main Card
Rodrigo Damm (156) vs. Al Iaquinta (155)
Chris Camozzi (186) vs. Rafael Natal (185)
Chris Beal (135) vs. Tateki Matsuda (135)
Chas Skelly (145) vs. Sean Soriano (145)
*Oliveira has three hours to reach the featherweight limit of 146 pounds
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