Not having given weight brought additional consequences for Abdul Razak Alhassan, who lost inside the octagon and had to give up part of his salary. The Ghanaian, in addition to having to give 20% of his pay to Mounir Lazzez, was not eligible to earn a bonus for his Fight of the Night against his African counterpart, in the contest that opened the Main Card of the UFC Fight Island 1. The fight went the distance with the Tunisian, being declared the winner in what was his promotional debut.
How Alhassan was ineligible for the Night Fight bonus, the UFC delivered not two, but three bonuses for good performance. Recipients were Lerone Murphy, who finished Ricardo Ramos by TKO in the first round, Swede Khamzat Chimaev, who crushed John Phillips, and former Cage Warriors Semi-Complete Champion, Modestas Bukauskas. The latter, in his promotional debut, got a TKO in the first round in what was considered by some to be a huge refereeing error.
Abdul Razak Alhassan he faced a very hard test in which he returned to the octagon, after almost two years, losing to Mounir Lazzez . In the contest that opened the Main Card of the UFC Fight Island 1, the Tunisian left very good impressions in what was his promotional debut, surpassing by a unanimous decision the Ghanaian, who remained inactive for a long time. After being charged, and later found innocent, on two counts of rape, he went to the cage.
Alhassan, who has finished all of his victories over the octagon by KO, came out with everything during the opening seconds and punished a Lazzez it absorbed the damage. The second round was more even, with the Tunisian having good standing moments and injuring the Ghanaian with good elbow combinations. Although the first minute of the fight was for the falsely accused, everything else was in the hands of his rival. This, dominated his rival, out of some good blows received. 19 – 19 facing the third and last round, where Mounir he secured the fight by bringing the action to the canvas level, where he retained Abdul until the final bell.
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