Joe Pyfer will look to notch his third octagon win when he takes on one of the hardest-hitting middleweights.
Pyfer (11-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC) meets Abdul Razak Alhassan (12-5 MMA, 6-5 UFC) at a UFC Fight Night event on Oct. 7 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. A person with knowledge of the situation confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie after Pyfer initially shared it on Instagram.
Since punching his ticket through the Contender Series in July 2022, Pyfer has scored back-to-back first-round TKO stoppages of Alen Amedovski, and most recently Gerald Meerschaert at UFC 287 in April. All but one of his pro wins have come by finish.
One of the most devastating knockout artists in the division, Alhassan is coming off a second-round knockout of Claudio Ribeiro at UFC Fight Night 217. All 12 of Alhassan’s career wins have come by knockout.
With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for Oct. 7 includes:
Drew Dober vs. Ricky Glenn
Chris Gutierrez vs. Montel Jackson
Bill Algeo vs. Alexander Hernandez
Vanessa Demopolous vs. Kanaka Murata
Johnny Munoz vs. Aori Qileng
Nate Maness vs. Mateus Mendonca
Khusein Askhabov vs. Daniel Pineda