Houston Alexander. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Upstart light heavyweight contender Houston Alexander has reportedly signed a five-fight contract extension with the Ultimate Fighting Championship according to the latest print edition of Dave Meltzer‘s Wrestling Observer.
The first fight of Alexander’s new deal will likely take place on September 17, when he takes on Eric Schafer one of the featured main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 15, which takes place in Alexander’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.
Despite the signing an extension, a loss to Schafer could send Alexander out of the UFC pretty quickly under the organization’s new policy of releasing fighters that have lost two or three fights in a row. Since knocking off Keith Jardine and Alessio Sakara in his first two UFC fights, Alexander has fallen in his last two.
Following his brutal stoppage loss to Thiago Silva at UFC 78, Alexander became the victim of a first-round knockout at the hands of James Irvin, just eight seconds into their fight at UFC Fight Night 14 in April. Irvin’s knockout tied the UFC record for the organization’s fastest finish in history.
HT: MMA Mania