A new fight between Joaquin “New Mansa” Buckley and Abdul “Judo Thunder” Razak Alhassan has been announced in the Middleweight division. The bout is scheduled to take place at a UFC Fight Night event on January 15, 2022. The card is expected to be headlined by a featherweight matchup between Calvin “The Boston Finisher” Kattar and Giga “Ninja” Chikadze.
Fighter form coming into this matchup
Joaquin Buckley most recently appeared at UFC Vegas 37, taking on and defeating Antônio Arroyo via KO/TKO in a Middleweight bout. Buckley went into the fight as the -190 slight favorite. He earned a Performance of the Night bonus cheque for his efforts. The win marked a return to the win column for Buckley, whose professional MMA record currently sits at 13-4.
Abdul Razak Alhassan most recently appeared at UFC Vegas 35, taking on and defeating Alessio Di Chirico via KO/TKO in a Middleweight bout. Alhassan went into the fight as the +200 moderate underdog. He earned a Performance of the Night bonus for his efforts. The win snapped a 3 fight skid for Alhassan. His professional MMA record currently sits at 11-4.
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Tale of the tape
|Joaquin “New Mansa” Buckley||vs||Abdul “Judo Thunder” Razak Alhassan|
|5’10” (178cm)||Height||5’10” (178cm)|
|76.0″ (193cm)||Reach||73.0″ (185cm)|