Alhassan vs. Homasi rematch booked for UFC 219


UFC welterweights Abdul Razak Alhassan and Sabah Homasi will get a chance to have a rematch following the controversial finish to their fight at UFC 218.

UFC president Dana White announced that the two will face off at UFC 219, on December 30th.

“That fight has already been re-booked … for the end of the year card,” White said at UFC 218’s post-fight press conference. “(That’s) official.”

Alhassan scored a controversial first-round TKO win over Homasi at UFC 218 due to an ill-timed stoppage by referee Herb Dean. After a wild, back-and-forth opening few minutes, Alhassan appeared to drop Homasi with a strike along the fence that instantly caused Dean to step in and stop the fight. Homasi immediately protested, and upon looking at instant replay, it appeared that Homasi was working towards a single-leg takedown attempt at the time of the stoppage.

Post-fight, both Alhassan and Homasi called for a rematch to be booked — and ultimately, they got their wish.

UFC 219 takes place Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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