Houston AlexanderLight heavyweight Houston Alexander has signed a five-fight contract extension with the UFC, according to Dave Meltzer.

Alexander made his UFC debut at UFC 71 in May 2007 with a 48-second knockout of light heavyweight contender Keith Jardine. “The Assassin” followed up the debut victory with a one-minute one-second knockout of Alessio Sakara at UFC 75.

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Following the back-to-back wins Alexander was matched up against Thiago Silva at UFC 78 and was defeated via first-round TKO. He was dealt a second-straight loss at UFC Fight Night 13 in April when he was defeated by James Irvin via knockout in just 8-seconds, tying the UFC record for shortest match.

Alexander will look to push his 2-2 UFC record over .500 when he takes on Eric Schafer at UFC Fight Night 15 on September 17th in front of his hometown crowd in Omaha, Nebraska.

[HT: Fightline]