UFC Welterweight Abdul Razak Alhassan has been cleared of 2 counts of sexual assault and can now resume his MMA career.
Alhassan was charged with 2 counts of sexual assault in September, 2018. The charges related to an alleged incident that occured in March 2018 at a nightclub, where Alhassan worked as a bouncer and involved 2 women. He was forced to temporarily suspend his professional MMA career, due to his legal issues and has not competed in MMA since then.
The UFC Welterweight was at court earlier this week and was found not guilty. The verdict from Texas court of law was announced by Alhassan’s head coach Steven Wright on his Twitter account.
“@lthomasnews @arielhelwani We just walked out of Court. Abdul Razak Alhassan is Not Guilty of all charges of sexual assault. We are free to go back to life @JudoRazak @AliAbdelaziz00 @danawhite @seanshelby”
The statement was confirmed by MMA journalist Nick Baldwin on his Twitter. He confirmed the verdict with Alhassan’s lawyer Brandon Bennett, who gave the following statement.
“UFC fighter Abdul Razak Alhassan was found not guilty in court today on two counts of sexual assault, according to the Tim Curry Criminal Justice Center. I spoke to Alhassan’s attorney Brandon Barnett: “He was very relieved. He’s looking forward to getting on with his life.””
Prior to his legal issues, Alhassan was emerging as one of the top-15 Welterweights in the UFC. Alhassan has a professional MMA record of 10-1 with a 4-1 record in the UFC. He has won all of his professional MMA fights by knockout, including a spectacular win over top contender Niko Price in his last contest at UFC 228 in September 2018. Alhassan is now free to resume his UFC career now that he has been cleared by the court and he will most likely be looking to get back in the mix with a top-15 opponent next.
This article first appeared on CLOSEDGUARDMEDIA.com on 7th March, 2020.