UFC Fight Night 50: Souza vs. Mousasi is live on Fox Sports 1! The card is headlined by a middleweight bout between former Strikeforce champions Jacare Souza and Gegard Mousasi. Also on the card are heavyweights Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione vs. Derrick Lewis. Kicking off the main card will be a bout pitting former Ultimate Fighter competitors Michael Chiesa and Joe Lauzon. Check out the UFC Fight Night 50 results below.
Main card (FOX Sports 1)
Jacare Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi
Round 1: The fighters feint for the first thirty seconds before Souza tries for a takedown. Mousasi easily stuffs it but Souza tries once more and pushes Mousasi against the cage. Souza is working for a takedown but is unable to land it for the time being. Souza finally is able to land a takedown and quickly moves to half guard. Souza tries to pass to side control but is countered by Mousasi who attacks with a triangle! Souza escapes and drops into Mousasi’s half guard. Souza postures up and lands a hard right hand before passing into side control. Souza works for a kimura as the round ends. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Souza.
Round 2: A jab from Mousasi lands to start the round. Souza responds with a left hook. Souza is opening up and looking for th eknockout here in round two! A front kick rocks Mousasi! Now in a wild reversal of roles Mousasi looks for a takedown on Souza. Souza tosses him a side then lands a takedown of his own. Souza now working form half guard. Mousasi is working well from the bottom but Souza is constantly looking for submissions and guard passes. Mousasi tries to stand but eats a gigantic hammerfist from Souza and is only able to regain guard. Souza stands and avoids a few up-kicks en-route to side control. Souza is once again looking to set-up a kimura. Mousasis is defending but Souza is getting dangerously close. Once again, the clock saves Mousasi and we go to round three. SciFighting scores the round 10-8 Souza (20-17 Souza).
Round 3: Mousasi is opening up more to start this round. A solid jab lands for Souza. Both men trade haymakers but nothing significant lands and Souza grabs a clinch. Souza lands a hard left that stuns Mousasi. Mousasi wobbles back to the cage and is taken down by Souza. Souza works to side control and briefly takes his opponent’s back. Mousasi stands and separates. A stiff right from Mousasi lands. Souza pushes forward and clinches with Mousasi against the cage. Souza lands another inside trip and begins to work in Mousasi’s half guard. Mousasi pushes Souza off but eats a few punches from his opponent and remains on his back. Souza once again drops into half guard. Mousasi works himself back to the cage and tires to walk up the wall. Souza is too privy for it and locks on a guillotine choke. Mousasi briefly tries to fight the hold but is forced to submit. That’s a dominant performance from Souza.
Result: Jacare Souza def. Gegard Mousasi via Submission (Guillotine Choke) at 4:30 of round three.
Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell
Round 1: The fighters touch gloves to start the bout. Overeem goes low with a teep then over the top with a right hand. A huge knee to the stomach by Overeem. Rothwell lands an upper cut whichis countered by an Overeem knee. Overeem continues to use a Jon Jones-esque teep to th eknee of rothwell. An uppercut from Rothwell rocks Overeem! Overeem shoots for a takedown but Rothwell stuffs it and pushes Overeem against the fence. Overeem separates and lands another teep then another knee. A right hand from Rothwell drops Overeem and it’s over! That’s a gigantic upset! Result: Ben Rothwell def. Alistair Overeem via knockout (punches) at 2:19 of round 1.
Matt Mitrione vs. Derrick Lewis
Round 1: After an extremely short feeling out process both fighters charge forward with Mitrione landing a devastating short right. Lewis falls to his knees and a few punches later it’s over. Incredible performance from Mitrione Result: Matt Mitrione def. Derrick Lewis via Knockout (punches) at 0:41 of round 1.
Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Chiesa
Round 1: A leg kick from Chiesa is caught by Lauzon and the Ultimate Fighter winner is taken down. Lauzon quickly takes Chiesa’s back and works for a rear naked choke. Chiesa escapes and gets to his feet. The fighters engage in the clinch for a few minutes before separating. A back and forth exchange on the feet leads to Chiesa shooting for a takedown and moving to Lauzon’s back. Lauzon reverses position and ends up taking Chiesa’s back again! Chiesa rises to his feet and the fighters trade to the end of the round. SciFighting scores the round 10-9 Lauzon.
Round 2: More of the same to open the second round as both fighters are aiming for the knockout. A knee lands for Lauzon and Chiesa is cut! Herb Dean pauses the bout to call in the ringside physician. Yup, this one is over. Chiesa is not happy about it, but it’s the right call.
Result: Joe Lauzon def. Michael Chiesa via TKO (Cut) at 2:14 of round 2.
- John Moraga defeated Justin Scoggins via submission (guillotine) (2nd, 0:47)
- Al Iaquinta defeated Rodrigo Damm via third-round TKO (2:41)
- Rafael Natal defeated Chris Camozzi via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
- Chris Beal defeated Tateki Matsuda via unanimous decision (29-28 x2, 30-27)
- Chas Skelly defeated Sean Soriano via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Note: The Oliveira vs. Lentz fight was canceled.