alistair-overeem

A heavyweight matchup between Alistair Overeem (37-13 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and Ben Rothwell (33-9 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is the latest addition to September’s UFC Fight Night 50 event.

MMAjunkie confirmed the booking following an initial report from FOXSports.com.

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.

The latest UFC Fight Night 50 card now includes:

  • Gegard Mousasi vs. Ronaldo Souza
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell
  • 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: Alistair Overeem)

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Henry Corrales added to September's Bellator 143 card in Texas

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

A matchup between featherweights looking to get back in the win column will go down at Bellator 143.Filed under: Bellator, News, Videos read news >>

Heavyweights Stipe Miocic and Ben Rothwell targeted for UFC Fight Night 76 in Dublin

  • 20 days ago
  • 12 views

A heavyweight matchup with title implications is headed to Dublin for UFC Fight Night 76.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Patrick Cummins vs. Glover Teixeira added to UFC Fight Night 77 in Brazil

  • 14 days ago
  • 1 views

A key light heavyweight matchup between Patrick Cummins and Glover Teixeira has been added to the UFC’s November return to Brazil.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Former champ Pat Curran meets Justin Lawrence at Bellator 145

  • 12 days ago
  • 0 views

Another important matchup has been added to Bellator's next tentpole event. Former featherweight champion Pat Curran will meet Justin Lawrence at Bellator 145: Vengeance on Nov. 6 in St. Louis, the o read news >>

Reza Madadi vs. Norman Parke added to UFC Fight Night 77 in Dublin

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

A lightweight bout between Reza Madadi and Norman Parke has been added to the UFC’s return to Dublin at UFC Fight Night 77.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

McMann vs. Nunes promoted to UFC Fight Night 73 main card

  • 25 days ago
  • 5 views

The women’s bantamweight matchup between Sara McMann and Amanda Nunes has been promoted from the prelims to the main card at tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 73 event.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Alistair Overeem says, he wanted to fight Fedor on two occasions, but each time the Pride legend declined.

  • 25 days ago
  • 53 views

Alistair Overeem explains how he wanted to fight Fedor in 2011 and why he doesn't want to fight him now. Alistair Overeem has shared the ring with many MMA superstars such as Mirko Cro Cop or Brock L read news >>

Alistair Overeem snubs GLORY heavyweight division: 'There's no challenge for me in kickboxing at all'

  • 26 days ago
  • 43 views

There was a time in the not-too-distant past when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight contender Alistair Overeem simultaneously held championship titles in DREAM, Strikeforce, and K-1 ki read news >>

Alistair Overeem: "Glory struggles financially, there is no heavyweight division, only Rico Verhoeven."

  • 26 days ago
  • 56 views

Alistair Overeem says that kickboxing market leader Glory struggles financially, lacks big crowds and has "no heavyweight division". No one else was able to accomplish what he did: Alistair Overeem w read news >>

Pat Healy vs. Rick Hawn headlines Titan FC 35 in September

  • 27 days ago
  • 4 views

Titan FC has released the full line-up for their next event on Fight Pass this coming September. Titan FC has announced the details for their 35th event, which will take place September 19th and will read news >>