Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Jacob Malkoun Set For UFC on ESPN 22

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 13: Abdul Razak Alhassan poses on the scale during the UFC weigh-in at UFC APEX on November 13, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

A pair of UFC welterweights will try and get back on track in April.

The UFC announced on social media recently that welterweight knockout artist Abdul Razak Alhassan will fight Jacob Malkoun on April 17 at UFC on ESPN 22.

Alhassan (10-3) is currently on the first losing streak of his career and is coming off a brutal knockout. In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. dos Anjos, Khaos Williams knocked the Ghanaian fighter out in 30 seconds. Four months prior, Alhassan had his three-fight streak snapped against Mounir Lazzez on ‘Fight Island.’ All ten of Alhassan wins are first-round knockouts.

Malkoun (4-1) will be looking for his first UFC win. His UFC debut did not last long as he was finished in 18 seconds against Phil Hawes at UFC 254. The Australian fighter was undefeated prior to his UFC debut.

The UFC’s April 17 event will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada.  The card currently breaks down as follows:

  • Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • Gerald Meerschaert vs. Bartosz Fabinski
  • Chase Sherman vs. Parker Porter
  • Justine Kish vs. Tracy Cortez
  • Tony Gravely vs. Nate Maness
  • Natan Levy vs. Austin Hubbard
  • Drakkar Klose vs. Jeremy Stephens
  • Luis Peña vs. Alexander Munoz
  • Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Jacob Malkoun
  • Bill Algeo vs. Ricardo Ramos