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Showdown! UFC Fight Night 50 and Bellator 123 go head-to-head on Sept. 5 in Connecticut

Which pits Foxwoods against Mohegan Sun ... and FOX Sports 1 against Spike TV.

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Looks like Sept. 5, 2014 will be a busy night for Indian reservations in Connecticut.

That's because Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced its upcoming UFC Fight Night 50 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on FOX Sports 1 from the Foxwoods Resort & Casino in Ledyard, the same night Spike TV airs its Bellator 123 fight card at Mohegan Sun Resort & Casino in Uncasville.

UFC has yet to announce any potential match ups for the fall event, while Bellator -- which kicks off its eleventh season on Sept. 5  -- has booked just one fight to date, a middleweight match up pitting former UFC light heavyweight James Irvin opposite Brennan Ward.

Coincidental timing?

Bellator was in the news earlier this week for its better-than-expected pay-per-view (PPV) buys, with the final tally for Bellator 120: "Rampage vs. King Mo" resting somewhere in the 65-100,000 range, depending on the source. Shortly thereafter, UFC booked a new event in the same state on the same night.

James Irvin is probably not surprised.

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