Houston Alexander vs. James Irvin II set for Shark Fights 14

Houston Alexander has announced via Twitter that he will meet fellow UFC vet James Irvin at Shark Fights 14 in March.

The Light Heavyweight clash will be a rematch of their Fight Night 13 bout in 2008 where Alexander was knocked out by Irvin just eight seconds into the fight.

Alexander started his UFC career with impressive first round knockout victories over Keith Jardine and Alessio Sakara before dropping his next four bouts with the promotion.  Since the loss to Kimbo Slice that resulted in his release, Alexander has won two of three match-ups and is currently enjoying a two-fight win streak.  In his latest effort, at Shark Fights 13 in September, Alexander survived a first round thrashing at the hands of Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou to score a TKO victory in the second.

Irvin, meanwhile, posted a 4-6 mark with the UFC before a three fight losing streak led to his release.  Most recently, “The Sandman” faced Mike Crisman in a Gladiator Challenge match-up, which ended in a “no contest” after Irvin landed an illegal knee strike to Crisman’s head.  The  bout makes him 1-1-1 since his time with Zuffa.

Shark Fights 14 will take place March 11th from the Fair Park Coliseum in Lubbock, Texas and will be headlined by a Middleweight bout between Matt Horwich and Danillo Villefort.

 

Photo: CombatLifestyle.com


15 Comments

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    Stiks

    February 25, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Houston Alexander is a UFC vet? Didn’t he only have like 4 fights in the UFC before being released?

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    HunterB

    February 25, 2011 at 10:25 am

    wouldn’t that mean he is a ufc veteran? wow the ignorance

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    HunterB

    February 25, 2011 at 10:25 am

    ill Sig bet you that Alexander takes it.

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    Stiks

    February 25, 2011 at 10:54 am

    the definition of veteran is as follows:

    a person who has had long service or experience in an occupation, office, or the like: a veteran of the police force; a veteran of many sports co

    Houston didn’t a long service or a ton of experience, so don’t come at me with that ignorance crap.

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    MMAW

    February 25, 2011 at 10:59 am

    would be hilarious if Irvin won in the same fashion as last time.

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    ck1

    February 25, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    @stiks. i know what you are saying but when people talk about mma vets, they would even call someone a veteran if he has had 2 fights.

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    ck1

    February 25, 2011 at 12:11 pm

    @bam. sandman was rubbish. he was one of the most one dimensional fighters ever in the ufc. He relied totally on trying to land a huge punch, he had nothing else, absolutely nothing else. Watch any of his fights, he tries to land a bomb, no game plan at all,you might say well he scored a flying knee of terry but generally he just walks forward eating punches just trying to land the bomb.

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    theashark

    February 25, 2011 at 2:20 pm

    yeah his last match was crazy, i thought he was going to get beat
    nice come back K.O

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    partyboy

    February 25, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    alexander will ko him in the first

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    dattebayou

    February 25, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    i hope this fight won’t end up like the last one.

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    TheRealDeal

    February 25, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Good point, he’s not really a UFC “veteran”, but the UFC does tend to call anyone who fights in the UFC a veteran, to ck1′s point.

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    Joey Santosus

    February 25, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    No… As the article says, he had 6 fights. Which is longer than many of the fighters who come thru the UFC.

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    mma420

    February 26, 2011 at 1:41 am

    Irvin has looked horrible lately idk whats going on with him so im going with Houston Alexander

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    Rafael_Roberto

    February 26, 2011 at 6:26 am

    I’m just making a wild prediction here. I’m going to predict the fight will be longer than the first fight.

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    flyingknee45

    February 27, 2011 at 3:57 pm

    Sandman put him to sleep sprinkle sand in his eye with a flying knee

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