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Muhammad Ali’s Son-In-Law Competes Tonight At UFC 199

On the 10th of September 1973, Muhammad Ali earned a split-decision victory over Ken Norton at the famed Forum in Inglewood, California, to avenge a defeat he had suffered earlier that year.

Tonight, as fate would have it, Ali’s son-in-law will fight at that same venue just hours after the great man’s death.

Kevin “King” Casey’s UFC career has been a mixed bag thus far. Back in 2013, the Los Angeles native, who is married to Ali’s daughter Hana, competed on season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter¬†without much success. In fact, he was beaten twice on the show. He also lost via TKO to Josh Samman at the season’s finale event. The UFC cut ties with Casey thereafter, but the Black House representative fought his way back into the promotion, winning 3 straight fights.

In his return bout, on July 5th 2014, Casey defeated Bubba Bush, but the result was later changed to a no-contest after he failed a post-fight drug test. He rebounded a year later to take a unanimous decision over Ildemar Alcantara. Another no-contest would follow however, as an accidental eye-poke brought a premature end to his bout with Antonio Carlos Jr.

In his last contest, back in January, Casey was stopped in the 3rd round of a bout with Rafael Natal.

Tonight, at UFC 199, the 34-year-old middleweight will take on fellow MMA monarch Elvis “The King” Mutapcic, whose sole UFC venture ended in a unanimous decision defeat to Francimar Barroso earlier this year.

Regardless of the result, this is bound to be an emotional outing for Casey, who posted the following picture of he and his father-in-law to social media shortly after the news broke.

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Author: The PA Team

This article was written by a member of The PA Team.