Former UFC slugger Houston Alexander will look for a fourth straight win next weekend at “MMA Fight Pit: Genesis” when he takes on 11-3 grappler “Razor” Razak Al-Hassan, a submission specialist perhaps best remembered for a bout against Steve Cantwell at a 2008 UFC event where he refused to tap to an Armbar and subsequently suffered a dislocated elbow for his gutsy showing. Their match-up will be featured on a card alongside a co-headlining clash between Jens Pulver and Ox Wheeler.
“The Assassin” hasn’t lost in more than a year while racking up a trio of wins including a strike-based stoppage of Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou at Shark Fights 13. The TKO was the eighth of the 12-6 brawler’s career and put Sokoudjou alongside the likes of Alessio Sakara and Keith Jardine.
However, Al-Hassan doesn’t seem too concerned about Alexander’s stand-up regardless of what he’s seen in the past.
“I feel very comfortable on my feet or on the ground in a fight,” explained the 29-year old light heavyweight. “I don’t dictate where the fight goes…I let my opponent do that.”
Al-Hassan has won four of his last fight fights and has ten finishes in his eleven total victories.