Houston Alexander will clash with James Irvin at UFC Fight Night 13 in March in a fight that has the makings of a standup war according to a report by MMAjunkie.com.
Alexander (8-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC) took the UFC by storm in 2007 scoring first round knockout wins against both Keith Jardine and Alessio Sakara. In his next fight Alexander was the one being quickly defeated losing via TKO midway through the first round against Thiago Silva.
Irvin (13-4 MMA, 3-3 UFC) is coming off a disqualification win against Luis Arthur Cane at UFC 79 in December. He returned to the UFC in late-2006 following several fights in smaller promotions and defeated Hector Ramirez via TKO. In his next fight Irvin lost early in the first round to Thiago Silva after suffering a knee injury while being taken to the ground by his opponent.