UFC Fight Night 50: Souza vs Mousasi 2 Predictions- Kamikaze Overdrive MMA

Scott Johnson

On a rare Friday night, UFC Fight Night 50 will be headlined by a key Middleweight rematch between former Strikeforce Middleweight champion Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza and former Strikeforce Light Heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi. Their first encounter came at Dream 6 in which Mousasi captured the promotion’s vacant Middleweight strap with a first round knockout via upkick. Both have put together remarkable runs since their initial meeting and have developed tremendously.

Jacare is being touted as a future challenger for the Middleweight title, with many feeling he is the biggest threat to Chris Weidman’s rein. He will need to get through a double tough opponent in Mousasi before he can worry about the champion.

For Mousasi, his run as a UFC Middleweight got off to a rough start with a decision loss to Lyoto Machida, but a quick submission of Mark Munoz righted the ship and he could easily move into the very top of the division with a second win over Souza.

Also on the main card former Strikeforce Heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem looks for his second consecutive win when he battles ‘Big’ Ben Rothwell in the co-main event. Rothwell most recently handed Brandon Vera his walking papers, but is coming off of a year long layoff after being suspended for elevated testosterone levels. For Overeem, he defeated Frank Mir in a dominant 3 round decision and while some looked down upon him for his lack of killer instinct, he showed a much more calculated and deliberate approach that didn’t overtax his gas tank. With a thin list of legitimate title challengers in the Heavyweight division a win for either man will move them one massive step closer to a shot at the gold.

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MAIN CARD

185lbs- Ronaldo Souza vs Gegard Mousasi
265lbs- Alistair Overeem vs Ben Rothwell
265lbs- Matt Mitrione vs Derrick Lewis
155lbs- Joe Lauzon vs Michael Chiesa
145lbs- Nik Lentz vs Charles Oliveira
125lbs- John Moraga vs Justin Scoggins

 PRELIMINARY CARD

155lbs- Al Iaquinta vs Rodrigo Damm
185lbs- Rafael Natal vs Chris Camozzi
135lbs- Tateki Matsuda vs Chris Beal
145lbs- Sean Soriano vs Chas Skelly

 

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