UFC Fight Night 50: Video Highlights from Main Event

Riley Kontek@@BigRIlesMMAFeatured ColumnistSeptember 6, 2014

UFC Fight Night 50 came and went, and some major happenings occurred at the event. This is especially the case in the middleweight division.

The main event saw Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and Gegard Mousasi fight in a rematch of their 2008 bout in the Dream organization. In that bout, Mousasi knocked Souza out with a brutal upkick, taking their first match.

However, things were different this time around.

Souza used his improved striking and aggressiveness to get in on takedowns against Mousasi. It was on the ground where he controlled Mousasi, using superior position and offense to keep his foe at bay.

After wearing on Mousasi for the majority of three rounds, Souza was able to secure a guillotine choke on Mousasi with time winding down in the third. With his arm trapped and nowhere to go, Mousasi was forced to tap, giving Souza his revenge.

It's a win that positions Souza nicely in the 185-pound title picture and gives him an argument to be the top contender once Chris Weidman-Vitor Belfort goes down.

The win for Souza made it seven straight for the Brazilian, with four of those coming in the UFC. In that time, he has submitted Mousasi and Chris Camozzi, knocked out Yushin Okami and won a decision against Francis Carmont.

As for Mousasi, he is 5-2 in his last seven, going 2-2 with the UFC. His wins over Ilir Latifi and Mark Munoz were impressive, but he possesses blemishes against Souza and Lyoto Machida.

Above are the video highlights of the fight. What did you think of the performance of both men? Sound off in the comment section below!

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