Sam Alvey
Smile'n

USA

Struggles continue in Vegas
MiddleweightUFC
August 28, 2021
Alvey lost to Wellington Turman via split decision (27-28, 28-27, 27-28) at UFC on ESPN 30 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Alvey is a ton of fun, and all things considered, has had a great UFC run, but it would be the upset of the century if the company ran him back out there again. Yes, he lost this fight via "split decision," but the truth of the matter is this would have been a rout had Turman not been docked two (!!!) points by referee Chris Tognoni in Round 3 alone for repeated eye pokes. The only frame Alvey might have won was the first, and it was all downhill from there. Alvey is now 35 years old and a one-dimensional power puncher, in addition to being a below-average athlete who never moves his feet. It's the type of profile which tends to age extremely poorly, and Alvey has been no exception. He is 0-6-1 in his past seven bouts, with his last win being a split decision over Gian Villante back in June 2018.
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August fight booked vs. Turman
MiddleweightUFC
July 27, 2021
Alvey will fight Wellington Turman at the Aug. 28 UFC event, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Alvey's previously scheduled fight versus Roman Kopylov was canceled Monday after the latter was unable to fight in the United States. Alvey is winless in his last six fights, but he'll face another struggling fighter in Turman, who is 1-3 in UFC bouts.
Not facing Kopylov
MiddleweightUFC
July 26, 2021
Alvey announced that his fight against Roman Kopylov has been called off, according to Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.
ANALYSIS
Alvey announced on TikTok that his fight won't be happening since Kopylov can't enter American soil. They did not find a new opponent for him since he had accepted a fight against a TBD opponent at the end of the month.
To fight at UFC Vegas 33
MiddleweightUFC
July 17, 2021
Alvey is set to take on Roman Kopylov at UFC Vegas 33 on July 31, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Alvey is looking to end a five-fight losing skid and has not won in the octagon since 2018. He was defeated in his most recent match by Julian Marquez. The length of his drought makes this fight even more important in terms of his future with the organization. His oponent, Kopylov, is known for strong striking skills.
Winless in past six fights
MiddleweightUFC
April 10, 2021
Alvey lost to Julian Marquez via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:07 of Round 2 at UFC on ABC 2 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Alvey has been a good solider and underrated performer for years, but it's going to be difficult for the UFC to run him back out there after this latest effort. As he typically the case with Alvey, he planted himself with his back up against the cage for the entirety of the fight in hopes of smashing his opponent with a massive counter shot. A couple of them landed, but Marquez ate them without issue and Alvey never threatened again offensively. Alvey is 0-5-1 in his past half dozen bouts and is without a victory dating back to June 2018. "Smile 'N" Sam provided us with plenty of highlights over the course of his UFC run, but it appears the soon-to-be 35-year-old has reached the end of the line. At the very least, he'll still take home a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus here for his efforts.
New opponent lined up
MiddleweightUFC
March 11, 2021
Alvey will now take on Julian Marquez at the UFC event on April 10, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Alvey was supposed to take on Zak Cummings, but the latter had to withdraw for an undisclosed reason. Alvey has lost his last five fights and last was in the Octagon in October against Da Un Jung. Marquez will be coming off his first fight since mid-2018 back in February.