Houston Alexander will try to exact a bit of revenge when he gets a rematch against James Irvin at Shark Fights 14, where the pair will meet in a light heavyweight bout on the card.
Alexander posted news of the event on his official Twitter page on Thursday. Sources close to the event also confirmed to the fight to MMAWeekly.com as well.
Alexander and Irvin first met while under the UFC banner in a fight that only lasted a total of 8 seconds.
Irvin flew in for a Superman punch to open the fight, clipping Alexander’s jaw and dropping him to the mat. The referee swooped in for the stoppage despite Alexander’s protest that he could have continued.
Now with both fighters resuming their post-UFC careers, Alexander will try to even the score with Irvin when the two meet in Texas as a part of the upcoming Shark Fights 14 show.
Alexander was a part of the Shark Fights 13 show as well, where he battled back from a tough start against Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou to win the fight by TKO in the 2nd round.
Irvin meanwhile will look to bounce back after going 1-4-1 in his last 6 fights.
UPDATE: Shark Fights has now officially announced the match-up as well for their card coming up on March 11.
“We are very excited to have Alexander vs. Irvin as our co-main event at Shark Fights 14. Alexander is coming off of a very impressive TKO win over Rameau Sokoudjou at Shark Fights 13, a performance that earned him “fight of the night” bragging rights. Irvin is also a very explosive, high caliber fighter and has one of the fastest KO’s on record (8 seconds.),” Shark Fights President Brent Medley said in a press release.
“We feel that the Alexander vs. Irvin re-match is long overdue. It is a very compelling match up. Alexander and Irvin did not hesitate to accept the fight. Both say that they are more than ready to throw down for a second time. They are hard hitting, dynamic fighters who have faced some of the biggest names in MMA. This is going to be a full out brawl from start to finish!”