UFC 220 Recap: Alhassan starches Homasi in the first round

Dec 2, 2017; Detroit, MI, USA; Sabah Homasi (red gloves) fights Abdul Razak Alhassan (blues gloves) during UFC 218 at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

In the fifth preliminary fight of the evening, welterweight knockout artist Abdul Razak Alhassan met Sabah Homasi. The two previously met at UFC 218 with Alhassan emerging victorious via a controversial TKO. Alhassan held a 2-1 UFC record(8-1 overall) coming in, including a 53 second knockout of Charlie Ward. Homasi was 0-2 in the UFC(11-7 overall) with both losses coming via TKO.


The Fight:


Round 1: The fight starts with a whiffed head kick followed by a hard leg kick for Alhassan. Some good body work from Homasi, a kick and a hard punch.  They clinch, a WILD exchange follows with both men landing shots. Alhassan explodes forward with a combination but comes up just short. A solid right from Homasi appears to stun Alhassan. Homasi gets a takedown and is in an interesting position similar to side control. A premature stand up by the ref is followed by a solid right hand from Alhassan. BANG!!! Huge uppercut for Alhassan absolutely melts Homasi, he’s out before he hits the ground.

RESULT: Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Sabah Homasi via knockout at 3:47 in round 1 

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