Abdul Razak Alhassan and Alessio Di Chirico are leaning on one another to make the perfect of a foul state of affairs.
After each of their unique opponents withdrew from UFC on ESPN 30, Alhassan and Di Chirico have agreed to sq. off in a middleweight bout on the Aug. 28 occasion in Las Vegas. Two individuals with information of the reserving knowledgeable MMA Junkie on Saturday however requested to stay nameless because the promotion has but to make an official announcement.
The reserving was first reported by BJPenn.com.
Alhassan (10-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) was imagined to struggle Antonio Braga Neto, whereas Di Chirico (13-5 MMA, 4-5 UFC) had been set to satisfy promotional newcomer Aliaskhab Khizriev, however now they’ll struggle one another.
Alhassan has hit a tough patch in his profession since coming back from an almost two-year layoff, having misplaced three fights in a row. He most not too long ago dropped a unanimous choice to Jacob Malkoun in April.
Di Chirico, in the meantime, most not too long ago snapped a three-fight dropping streak with a head-kick knockout of Joaquin Buckley this previous January.
The up to date UFC on ESPN 30 lineup consists of:
- Edson Barboza vs. Giga Chikadze
- Bryan Battle vs. Gilbert Urbina
- Brady Hiestand vs. Ricky Turcios
- Kevin Lee vs. Daniel Rodriguez
- Michael Gillmore vs. Andre Petroski
- Gerald Meerschaert vs. Makhmud Muradov
- Sam Alvey vs. Wellington Turman
- Dustin Jacoby vs. Darren Stewart
- JJ Aldrich vs. Vanessa Demopoulos
- Jamall Emmers vs. Pat Sabatini
- Guido Cannetti vs. Mana Martinez
- Joselyne Edwards vs. Zarah Fairn
- Kevin Croom vs. Marcelo Rojo
- Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Alessio Di Chirico