derrick-lewis-tuf-19-finaleJust a few days after he asked, Derrick Lewis received.

Lewis (11-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) will meet Matt Mitrione (7-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) in a heavyweight tussle when the UFC returns to Connecticut for UFC Fight Night 50 in early September. UFC officials announced the new booking on Wednesday night, just three days after Lewis called Mitrione out.

UFC Fight Night 50 takes place Sept. 5 at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Conn. It’s a rare Friday night show for the UFC – and falls on the same night as Bellator 123 in nearby Uncasville, less than 10 miles away. The bulk of the UFC Fight Night 50 card is expected to air on FOX Sports 1 following a few prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Lewis ripped through Guto Inocente on Sunday at the TUF 19 Finale, scoring a first-round TKO for his second UFC win. In April, he made his promotional debut by dispensing of Jack May in a similar fashion at UFC on FOX 11 in Orlando. After his win over Inocente, Lewis called out Mitrione, who was sitting cageside in Las Vegas.

Mitrione was supposed to fight the night before Lewis at UFC 175, also in Las Vegas. But shortly before he was to meet Stefan Struve, Struve suffered a near-fainting episode backstage and their fight was scrapped. The “TUF 10? veteran was looking to extend on his “Performance of the Night” knockout of Shawn Jordan, which came in March and got him back on track again after a stretch of three losses in four fights.

The latest UFC Fight Night 50 card now includes:

  • Gegard Mousasi vs. Ronaldo Souza
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell
  • Derrick Lewis vs. Matt Mitrione
  • Michael Chiesa vs. Joe Lauzon
  • Andre Fili vs. Sean Soriano

For the latest on UFC Fight Night 50, stay tuned to the UFC Rumors section of the site.

(Pictured: Derrick Lewis)

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