Promotion officials confirmed the pairing on Wednesday. UFC Fight
Night 109 takes place at Ericsson Globe on May 28 and is headlined
by a light heavyweight tilt between Alexander
Gustafsson and Glover
Teixeira. The evening’s main card will air on Fox Sports 1.
Akhmedov halted a two-fight skid in his last outing at UFC Fight
Night 101 when he garnered a unanimous verdict over Kyle Noke on
Nov. 26. The 29-year-old Dagestani fighter is 4-3 during his
promotional tenure and 16-4 as a professional overall.
Alhassan, meanwhile, improved his career mark to 7-0 with a
53-second knockout of Charlie
Ward in his Octagon debut at UFC Fight Night 99 this past
November. The 31-year-old has finished all of his opponents inside
of a round, with five of those triumphs coming within one