Two of the best middleweights in the world will square off in the five round main event from Connecticut as Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza looks to avenge an earlier loss to Gegard Mousasi when they face off with title implications potentially on the line.
Jacare has looked better than ever since coming to the UFC three fights ago, but the last time he faced Mousasi the Brazilian ended up knocked unconscious courtesy of an up kick from the former kickboxer. Now Jacare will look to solidify his spot at the top of the division while hopefully getting a win over Mousasi.
Also on the card, former K-1 Grand Prix champion and Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem takes on heavy handed fighter Ben Rothwell in the co-main event.
The entire card goes down on Friday night from Connecticut, but to make sure you don’t miss any of the action here’s a schedule and viewing guide for the entire event.
Thursday at 6p ET – UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: Jacare vs. Mousasi Weigh Ins during America’s Pregame
To officially kick off the fight weekend, get ready to see all the fighters hit the scale before staring down just 24 hours away from the show. The weigh-ins can often times tell the tale before the fights on Saturday night so this is a great way to see who has the edge before even stepping foot in the cage.
Friday at 6p ET – UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: Jacare vs. Mousasi Pre-Fight Show
Before the fights kick off at the bottom of the hour, hear analysis and picks from the best crew in the sport. The team from FOX will give insight and break down the entire card and give their selections on who they believe will come out on top including the main event between Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza and Gegard Mousasi
Friday at 7p ET – UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: Jacare vs. Mousasi Prelims
The first four fights of the night will kick off on FOX Sports 1 and there are some great matchups on this undercard including former Ultimate Fighter competitor Al Iaquinta taking on Rodrigo Damm as well as Rafael Natal taking on striker Chris Camozzi in a middleweight matchup. The full four fight card is listed below.
Al Iaquinta vs. Rodrigo Damm
Rafael Natal vs. Chris Camozzi
Dustin Kimura vs. Chris Beal
Sean Soriano vs. Chas Skelly
Friday at 9p ET – UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1: Jacare vs. Mousasi Main Card
The main card will kick off at 9p sharp with six featured bouts all leading to the five round headline bout in the epic rematch as Ronald ‘Jacare’ Souza looks to cement his place atop the middleweight contenders while facing an old friend in Gegard Mousasi. The full card is listed below:
MAIN EVENT: Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi
Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell
Matt Mitrione vs. Derrick Lewis
Joe Lauzon vs. Michael Chiesa
Nik Lentz vs. Charles Oliveira
John Moraga vs. Justin Scoggins
Saturday at 12a ET — FOX Sports Live: UFC Post Fight Show
Following the night’s action, don’t change the channel because to hear a breakdown of all the events that just happened as well as exclusive post fight interviews with the biggest winners of the night, keep it locked to FOX Sports 1 with the special UFC post fight show during FOX Sports Live.