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Another Heavyweight Fight added to UFC Fight Night 50


September 5th’s Ultimate Fight Night 50 has taken shape recently by acquiring the co-main event fight of the now defunct UFC 176, the top 10 middleweight contest between Jacare and Kennedy.

The fights in Foxwood’s Resort and Casino also added the mega matchup of Heavyweights, Ben Rothwell and Alistair Overeem.

Now it’s officially announced another heavyweight showdown between “Meat Head” Matt Mitrione (7-3) and Derrick Lewis (11-2).

The Roufus trained former Minnesota Viking, Mitrione comes in having all of his fights inside the octagon and won his last bout by knocking out Shawn Jordan via KO at TUF China, and was scheduled to take on Stefan Struve at UFC 175 but Struve collapsed in his locker room about an hour before the pairing.

Lewis is a Bellator and RFA veteran and a former Legacy FC Heavyweight Champion, has all of his wins coming by stoppage and since entering the UFC he’s gone 2-0, knocking out both Jack May and Guto Inocente in the first round at UFC on Fox 11 and TUF 19 finale.

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Aaron Portier
Highly passionate MMA Journalist, and I've followed the sport ever since my favorite fighter, Vitor Belfort won the heavyweight tournament at UFC 12. After that I've tried to go to every local MMA event around the Gulf Coast and surrounding areas and decided to make it a point to have a career in some aspect in the fighting sport other than fighting in general (didn't want to ruin my face). I'm currently enrolled at Southeastern Louisiana University working towards a degree in Communication. I cover MMA, Boxing and Football for The Daily Star newspaper in my hometown of Hammond, Louisiana, in addition to working as a promotional writer for a local Boxing promotion known as BoxnCar and I cover boxing for 8countnews.com however SciFighting.com is my home. My main goal is to bring more publicity to MMA in my area and to the sport as a whole as all of us involved with the sport are merely scratching the surface and laying the foundation of what mixed martial arts competition will be further down the road.