Joaquin Buckley vs. Abdul Razak Alhassan on tap for Jan. 15 UFC event
An exciting bout between the knockout masters in the middleweight division will take place in January.
Several people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that the fight between Joaquin Buckley and Abdul Razak Alhassan will take place at a January 15 UFC event expected to take place at APEX in Las Vegas, although the promotion has yet to be officially announced. The MMA Ideas Instagram page was the first to announce the booking.
Buckley recovered from his defeat to Alessio Di Chirico by finishing third round with Antonio Arroyo at UFC Vegas 37 in September. After losing their promotional debut to Kevin Holland, New Mansa scored their first victory in the Octagon with one of the greatest knockouts in UFC history over Impa Kasanganai at UFC Fight Island 5 in October 2020, and stopped Jordan Wright a month later. at UFC 255.
Alhassan moved to middleweight in April and lost by unanimous decision to Jacob Malkun, but returned to the cage at UFC Vegas 35 in August and inflicted a crushing 17-second knockout on Di Chirico, ending three fights. skid.