Michael Chiesa (10-1) will face Joe Lauzon (23–9) at UFC Fight Night 50. UFC officials announced the lightweight fight, which is the first set for the card, on Tuesday night.
Michael Chiesa has eight submission and 2 Decision victories while he has suffered one loss via submission. Prior to joining the UFC he was on a seven fight win streak. He had his first fight in the UFC against Al Iaquinta which he won via Rear-Naked Choke at UFC – The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale on Jun / 01 / 2012. He beat Anton Kuivanen via Rear-Naked Choke at UFC 157 – Rousey vs. Carmouche on Feb / 23 / 2013. He lost to Jorge Masvidal via Brabo Choke at UFC on Fox 8 – Johnson vs. Moraga on Jul / 27 / 2013. In his last fight be beat Colton Smith via Rear-Naked Choke at UFC Fight Night – Fight for the Troops 3 on Nov / 06 / 2013.
Joe Lauzon is coming off a win over Mac Danzig at UFC on Fox 9.
The show takes place at in Ledyard, Connecticut on September 5th. This show will air on Friday night and will take place on the same night as Bellator 123 in Uncasville, Connecticut.