MMAWeekly.com is reporting that Houston Alexander has signed a new three-fight contract with the UFC. Alexander had been contracted to more fights under his original entry-level contract but it appears the UFC saw fit to give him a bump in pay. The first fight on the contract will take place at UFC 75 against Alessio Sakara on September 8 in London.
I find the move to be a mild surprise because even though I think Alexander earned a better deal following his fight against Keith Jardine, it isn’t like the UFC to re-do a deal for a fighter who is relatively unproven. If a guy outperforms his pay the UFC has a tendency to reward him through bonuses such as fight of the night and knockout of the night. Dana White has been particularly generous the last few cards as he awarded multiple bonuses for fight of the night and knockout of the night.
The fact that they would break from tradition for Alexander shows that they think highly of him.