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ARCHIVED STORY SUMMER 2014
UFC releases September 5 card
for Connecticut event
By Brian Woodman Jr.
The UFC released the fight card for the Fight Night 50 event it will hold in Mashantucket. The Foxwoods resort and casino will host the September 5 event, which will be subject to the area’s tribal commission rather than the State of Connecticut‘s regulations.
A five-round middleweight bout between Ronaldo Souza (20-3-0 with one no-contest) and Gegard Mousasi (35-4-2) will headline the event. Sharing top billing will be a heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem (37-13-0 with one no-contest) and Ben Rothwell (33-9-0).
The event will occur during the same evening as Bellator 123 at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, which is also being held on Indian land.
Matt Mitrione (7-3-0), who is known for his appearances in Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter television series, will fight Derrick Lewis (11-2-0 with one no-contest) in another heavyweight bout.
Joe Lauzon (23-10-0), who appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 5, and Ultimate Fighter: Live winner Michael Chiesa (11-1-0) will fight at 155 pounds.
Robert Font, who will fight Chris Beal at UFC Fight Night 50 on September 5 at Mohegan Sun.
“Fight Night 50 is stacked,“ said Robert Font (11-1-0), who will fight Chris Beal (9-0-0) at 135 pounds. “It’s going to be hard to stand out on this card. Chris Beal will definitely be a tough fight and I wish him luck. But I’m definitely looking to knock him out or win at all costs.”
Other bouts on the card include: Sean Soriano (8-1-0) and Andre Fili (13-2-0) at 145 pounds; Nik Lentz (27-6-2) and Charles Oliveira (18-4-0 with one no-contest) at 145 pounds; Rafael Natal (17-6-1) and Chris Camozzi (19-8-0); and Al Iaquinta (8-3-1) and Rodrigo Damm (12-7-0).
Further details will posted when they become available.
(Editor’s note: the UFC provided the fighter statistics).
(Editor's note: UFC spokespersons stated that Robert Font has been replaced by Tateki Matsuda.)