Everything that UFC 177 was not, UFC Fight Night 50 is.
Not to excuse the septic tank fire that was last weekend's pay-per-view offering, but we've all said and thought plenty about that event. Time to move on, at least until the buy estimates come out.
In any case, Fight Night 50 more than stands on its own. Airing Friday night on Fox Sports 1, the free card features a string of enticing bouts. In the main event, Ronaldo Souza and Gegard Mousasi are two thoroughbreds of the sport. The winner of that one might get the next middleweight title shot.
Other fights are just plain fun. You like lumbering heavyweights? I like lumbering heavyweights. And the lumbering heavyweights will come out to play in two of the main card bouts.
Then, you've got Joe Lauzon. If he doesn't get you amped, then I don't know what will. I don't have any backup ideas for you.
So let's now join hands and hope that no one passes out during weight cutting or slips on a banana peel or anything like that. Let us band together to collectively hope this card delivers on what it promises to be: a rewarding night of fights for a fanbase due some rewards.
This is a complete guide to the full 10-fight slate, including information capsules, predictions and viewing coordinates (though that isn't very helpful this time around, given that it's all on FS1, but I'll give them anyway).