Rajan Natt, aged 20, from West Bromwich, has been charged with the murder of Mr Ali.
The 19-year-old victim was fatally stabbed in the chest when a fight broke out at a house in Willows Road, in Walsall, at around 1.45am on January 14, 2018.
He suffered a stab wound to his chest and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Natt, of Castle Street, Hill Top, is due to stand trial at Birmingham Crown Court on Monday, November 23.
He appeared at the court last week for a short hearing to set a trial date.