Alessio Di Chirico
Manzo

Italy

To fight Duraev
MiddleweightUFC
September 17, 2021
Di Chirico is being targeted to take on Albert Duraev at UFC 267 on Oct. 3, Mike Heck of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Di Chirico snapped a three-fight win streak to kick off 2021, but got knocked out in just 17 seconds in his last fight against Abdul Razak Alhassan in August. He will look to bounce back versus Duraev, who will be making his UFC debut.
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Lasts 17 seconds in Vegas
MiddleweightUFC
August 28, 2021
Di Chirico lost to Abdul Razak Alhassan via KO (head kick) at 0:17 of Round 1 at UFC on ESPN 30 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Hey, it can happen to anyone. Entering as a healthy -265 favorite, Di Chirico, who had never been knocked out in his professional career prior to this one, ducked right into a head kick from Alhassan and that was all she wrote. There's not much to say from a technical standpoint for a fight which lasted all of 17 seconds. The poor performance comes at the worst possible time for Di Chirico, as he was looking to build some momentum on the heels of a knockout win (also via head kick) over Joaquin Buckley this past January. The 31-year-old Italian has lost four of five dating back to June 2019.
Gets new opponent
MiddleweightUFC
August 22, 2021
Di Chirico will take on Abdul Razak Alhassan in a middleweight bout at UFC Vegas 35 on Aug. 28, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Di Chirico and Alhassan will each get new opponents to remain on the card after their initial matchups fell through. Di Chirico most recently fought in January, when he defeated Joaquin Buckley via KO (head kick) at UFC on ABC 1. Alhassan lost to Jacob Malkoun via unanimous decision in April during his most recent matchup. Di Chirico has advantages in both height and reach.
Needs replacement fighter
MiddleweightUFC
August 17, 2021
Di Chirico's opponent Aliaskhab Khizriev is out of the fight on Aug. 28, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Khizriev was forced out of the fight with an undisclosed injury. The UFC has already announced they are seeking a replacement for Di Chirico to keep him on the card. Di Chirico is coming off a knockout of Joaquin Buckley in his last bout back in January.
August bout set
MiddleweightUFC
June 29, 2021
Di Chirico will take on Aliaskhab Khizriev in a middleweight bout at the UFC event on August 28, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Di Chirico was able to snap a three fight losing streak earlier this year against Joaquin Buckley via knockout. His overall UFC record is no 4-5. Khizriev has a 13-0 career MMA record and will be making his debut with the promotion.
Out of fight with minor injury
MiddleweightUFC
May 20, 2021
Di Chirico is out of his fight against Roman Dolidze on June 5 due to an undisclosed reason, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Di Chirico had to withdraw due to an undisclosed injury, but reports are that it is minor. It's unclear if Dolidze will remain on the June 5 card. Di Chricio has not won in his last four fights.