More fights are coming to Fight Pass and FOX Sports 1 this weekend (Fri., Sept. 5, 2014) when UFC Fight Night 50: Jacare vs. Mousasi kicks off from The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. MMAmania.com’s Patrick Stumberg kicks off UFC Fight Night 50 Prelims party with a full under card preview. They met once as prospects … now this weekend (Fri., Sept. 5, 2014) as Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight contenders.
It’s been a long six years since Ronaldo Jacare Souza faced Gegard Mousasi under the DREAM banner. And this Friday, the familiar foes will do it again in the main event of UFC Fight Night 50, which takes place at The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. In the co-main event, Alistair Overeem will try to earn his third UFC victory against former International Fight League (IFL) champion Ben Rothwell. In addition, Matt Mitrione will take on the heavy-handed Derrick Lewis in a match up of heavyweight finishers.
That’s not all. We’ve got four Prelims under card match ups this time around, all of which will join the six-fight main card on FOX Sports 1. Let’s get to it: 155 lbs.: Al Iaquinta vs. Rodrigo Damm After opening his UFC career with a submission loss on The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 15 Finale, Al Iaquinta (8-3-1) quickly found his groove, picking up three straight victories. He seemed on track to make it four against Mitch Clarke before succumbing to an inventive d’arce choke while in top position.
He is seven years younger than the Brazilian. Rodrigo Damm (12-7) joined UFC having lost four of his previous five fights. He seemed to right the ship in a hurry, winning three of his first four ZUFFA appearances, but recently lost a decision to Dagestani striker Rashid Magomedov. He owns six wins via submission (five of them rear-naked chokes) and is officially the only man to stop Jorge Masvidal with strikes. This fight, like all others involving Iaquinta, boils down to one question: can he avoid brain-farting his way to a submission loss.
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