A pair of fighters with ties to Florida will square off Sept. 5, but it’ll happen a long way from the Sunshine State.
Matt Mitrione, who fights out of Boca Raton, will take on Derrick Lewis during UFC Fight Night 50 at Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Conn.
Fans who attended the Amway Center UFC show in April will remember Lewis as the heavyweight who made short work of Jack May in the opening match of that card. Lewis, the “Black Beast” from Houston, collected another first-round knockout just last Sunday, beating Guto Inocente.
Mitrione, whom we profiled in Ground & Pound last week, was scheduled to take on Stefan Struve last Saturday on PPV before Struve suffered a panic attack and withdrew hours before the fight.
The Sept. 5 card will air on Fox Sports 1. A matchup between Gegard Mousasi and Jacare Souza is expected to be the main event.