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UFC Fight Night 50 card: Matt Mitrione vs Derrick Lewis fight preview

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Matt Mitrione and Derrick Lewis will slug it out to determine which fighter is ready to challenge a ranked fighter on the main card of UFC Fight Night 50, which takes place this Friday (Sept. 5, 2014) in Ledyard, Connecticut.

 

With about 500 pounds of meat, muscle, and testosterone jam-packed into the Octagon, how can either man take advantage? Read our fight preview to find out! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight power punchers Matt Mitrione and Derrick Lewis are going to duke it out at UFC Fight Night 50 this Friday (Sept. 5, 2014) in Ledyard, Connecticut, which will air live on FOX Sports 1. After a forgettable run on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 10, Meathead announced himself as a fighter to watch at the finale by blasting Marcus Jones in his professional debut.

 

He went on to win his next four bouts, including a win over Internet sensation Kimbo Slice. Since then, Mitrione has run into some trouble. He’s gone just 2-3 in his last five bouts and needs a win here if he wants to remain relevant in the heavyweight division. Derrick Lewis is a fairly terrifying man. A monstrous heavyweight with absurd amounts of power, Lewis has finished both of his UFC opponents inside the first round. Making this explosive match even more interesting is the fact that these two apparently have beef, ensuring a no-holds barred slugfest.

 

Let’s take a look at how each fighter can gain an edge in this fight preview. Matt Mitrione Record: 7-3 Key Wins: Shawn Jordan (TUF China Finale) Key Losses: Brendan Schaub (UFC 165), Roy Nelson (TUF 16 Finale) Keys to Victory: Mitrione comes to fight. He’s finished all but one of his victories inside the Octagon, and usually goes out on his shield as well. It hasn’t worked particularly well for him recently, but his fights are usually short and violent. 

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