Sam Alvey News
UFC veteran Sam Alvey signs with Karate Combat ahead of September heavyweight debut
Josh Evanoff - August 28, 2023
UFC veteran Sam Alvey books first fight since release against 5-12 heavyweight for May
Josh Evanoff - April 13, 2023
Sam Alvey claims Jake Paul wouldn’t spar with him after watching him box his brother Logan
Harry Kettle - October 25, 2022
Sam Alvey announces he’s “not under contract” with the UFC anymore, calls out Jake Paul
Cole Shelton - August 9, 2022
Sam Alvey reveals he suffered a broken jaw from the first punch he ate at UFC Vegas 59: "I’m likely getting my mouth wired shut"
Christopher Taylor - August 7, 2022
Sam Alvey has revealed that he suffered a broken jaw “from the damn first punch” Michal Oleksiejczuk hit him with at UFC Vegas 59. Alvey (33-18-1 MMA) had entered last night’s contest sporting an eight-fight winless skid, his most previous effort resulting in a submission loss to Brendan Allen back in February. ‘Smile’n Sam’ had last tasted victory June of 2018, when he earned a split-decision victory over Gian Villante.
Sam Alvey issues statement following TKO loss to Michal Oleksiejczuk at UFC Vegas 59
Chris Taylor - August 6, 2022
Sam Alvey has issued a statement following his TKO loss to Michal Oleksiejczuk at tonight’s UFC Vegas 59 event. Alvey (33-18-1 MMA) had entered the contest on an eight-fight winless skid, his most recent effort resulting in a submission loss to Brendan Allen. “Smile’n Sam’s” most recent win had come back in June of 2018, when he earned a split-decision victory over Gian Villante.
Sam Alvey fighting out UFC contract against Michal Oleksiejczuk, plans to snap skid with KO win: "It could be the end of my UFC career"
Cole Shelton - August 3, 2022
Sam Alvey will be fighting out his contract on Saturday at UFC Vegas 59. Alvey, who’s on an eight-fight winless streak as he’s 0-7-1, has had a ton of bad luck with controversial decisions and short-notice fights. With that, after his last loss, the promotion decided to let him fight out his contract.
Just Scrap Radio Ep. 89 with Vicente Luque, Anthony Pettis, Geoff Neal, Sam Alvey, Bryan Battle, Terrance McKinney, and Jason Witt
Cole Shelton - August 2, 2022
The 89th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of UFC Vegas 59 and PFL 7. We’re first joined by sixth-ranked UFC welterweight Vicente Luque (2:18). Next, PFL lightweight Anthony Pettis (18:25) comes on. 13th-ranked UFC welterweight Geoff Neal (30:56) then stops by. UFC middleweight Sam Alvey (43:50) joins the show. UFC welterweight Bryan Battle (58:20) comes on. We are then joined by UFC lightweight Terrance McKinney (1:14:29). Closing out the program is UFC welterweight Jason Witt (1:24:21).
Sam Alvey announces UFC is giving him one more fight: "UFC didn't cut me"
Cole Shelton - February 28, 2022
Sam Alvey issues emotional statement after suffering another loss at UFC Vegas 47: “Something needs to change. I’m not done fighting”
Fernando Quiles - February 6, 2022
Sam Alvey has suffered another loss inside the Octagon and he’s spoken out about it. Alvey competed on the main card of UFC Vegas 47. His opponent was Brendan Allen, who was looking to rebound after an upset TKO loss to Chris Curtis back in late 2021.
Sam Alvey not flustered by short-notice fight: "I'd fight Ngannou if they want me to"
Josh Evanoff - February 3, 2022
Sam Alvey is currently riding a seven-fight winless streak inside the octagon. Despite that skid, he remains undeterred by any fighter on the roster. ‘Smiling Sam’ is scheduled to fight Brendan Allen this weekend at UFC Vegas 47 at 205 pounds. However, that was far from the plan to start with. Alvey was originally scheduled to fight Ian Heinisch at middleweight at the event.
Just Scrap Radio Ep. 65 with Jack Hermansson, Sam Alvey, Steven Peterson, Julian Erosa, Jason Witt, and Bryan Battle
Cole Shelton - February 1, 2022
The 65th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC Vegas 47. We’re first joined by one-half of the main event in sixth-ranked middleweight contender, Jack Hermansson (2:50). Next, UFC middleweight, Sam Alvey (16:12) comes on. UFC featherweights, Steven Peterson (32:00), and Julian Erosa (45:56) then join the show to preview their fight. UFC welterweight, Jason Witt (1:01:13) stops by. Closing out the program is UFC middleweight, Bryan Battle (1:15:37).
Patrick Cote rips Sam Alvey following his latest UFC fight announcement
Adam D Martin - October 12, 2021
Former UFC middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote ripped fan-favorite Sam Alvey following his latest UFC fight announcement. On Monday, word broke that Alvey would be getting another fight in the UFC against Ian Heinisch in early 2022. For Alvey, he is very fortunate to be getting another fight in the UFC considering he is 0-6-1 over his last seven fights. In his last matchup, Alvey lost a split decision to Wellington Turman, and following the fight, UFC president Dana White hinted he would get one more fight in the Octagon. However, there are a lot of other fighters who are not pleased that Alvey is getting another chance. Although he is an exciting fighter and a fan favorite, the fact is he hasn’t won a fight in three years. There are other fighters who have not been given as much rope as Alvey has, and Cote wanted to point it out.
Sam Alvey will likely get another chance in the UFC despite rough losing skid, says Dana White
Adam D Martin - August 29, 2021
Sam Alvey expects to finish Wellington Turman in his "last shot" to save his UFC job
Cole Shelton - August 25, 2021
Sam Alvey thought he was fighting for his UFC job for his past two fights but he’s getting one more shot at UFC Vegas 35 against Wellington Turman. Alvey is winless in his last six as he’s 0-5-1. Yet, his draw against Dan Un Jung was a fight many thought he won. After the draw, he moved down to middleweight where he was submitted by Julian Marquez. He will remain at 185lbs for this scrap against Turman.
Just Scrap Radio Ep. 48 with Kevin Lee, Anthony Taylor, Sam Alvey, Bryan Battle, and Andre Petroski
Cole Shelton - August 24, 2021
The 48th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN with Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC Vegas 35 and Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley. We’re first joined by the 11th-ranked lightweight and now welterweight contender, Kevin Lee (3:05). Next, former Bellator fighter and now professional boxer, Anthony Taylor (17:20) joins the program. UFC middleweight, Sam Alvey (41:20) comes on. Then, TUF 29 finalist Bryan Battle (54:35) joins the show. Closing out the program is UFC middleweight, Andre Petroski (1:12:41).
Sam Alvey releases emotional video minutes after being choked out by Julian Marquez
Adam D Martin - April 11, 2021
UFC middleweight Sam Alvey released an emotional video just minutes after being choked out cold by Julian Marquez at UFC Vegas 23. Alvey suffered another tough loss in the Octagon when Marquez choked him out in the second round of their UFC Vegas 23 middleweight fight. After a strong first round that saw both men land some big shots on the feet, Marquez was able to rock Alvey badly in the second and then find the submission. Referee Mark Smith was late to save Alvey and “Smilen Sam” was choked out cold. He is now 0-5-1 over his last six UFC fights.
Sam Alvey expects to "put on a show" against Julian Marquez: "I will test his chin"
Cole Shelton - April 7, 2021
Sam Alvey is going into another do-or-die fight for his UFC career. Alvey enters his UFC on ABC 2 fight against Jullian Marquez being 0-4-1 in his last five. However, all five of those took place at light heavyweight so Alvey is moving back down to 185lbs and plans to take advantage of the UFC giving him one more fight.
Just Scrap Radio Ep. 34 with Sodiq Yusuff, Jim Miller, Sam Alvey, and Joe Solecki
Cole Shelton - April 6, 2021
Sam Alvey tells Leon Edwards to “gain some humility”
Harry Kettle - March 16, 2021
UFC fan favorite Sam Alvey has told Leon Edwards to gain some humility after the latter called for a title shot following his fight against Belal Muhammad. It’s safe to say that the MMA community has been mixed in reacting to Edwards’ no contest against Muhammad. While some will happily point out how good he looked in the first round, others note that the eye poke was a nasty one – even if it was a pretty unlucky way to end his first fight back in almost two years.
Sam Alvey moves down to middleweight after five-fight winless streak, fights Zak Cummings next
Adam Martin - January 24, 2021
Despite being winless over his last five fights, Sam Alvey has been booked for an upcoming middleweight bout against veteran Zak Cummings. Alvey and Cummings will meet in a three-round fight at a UFC Fight Night event that is set to take place on April 10. MMAjunkie.com first confirmed the bout. With Alvey entering this matchup on a five-fight winless skid, his spot on the UFC could be in jeopardy with another loss. With UFC president Dana White announcing a few months ago that the promotion is going to cut 60 fighters, many thought that Alvey could be among the cuts. However, the UFC is going to give him one more chance to win.
Sam Alvey knows the stakes are high for his UFC 254 showdown with Da Un Jung
Cole Shelton - October 21, 2020
Sam Alvey thought his time as a UFC fighter was over when he lost to Ryan Spann at UFC 249 but he’s getting one more shot at UFC 254. Alvey was on a three-fight losing streak and figured it was do-or-die for his career and dropped a very close split decision. Yet, weeks later, he got a fight offer to take on Da Un Jung at UFC 254 and knows he will be cut if he loses five in a row.
Just Scrap Radio Ep. 15 with Javier Mendez, Sam Alvey & Casey Kenney
Cole Shelton - October 20, 2020
The 15th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC 254. We’re first joined by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s head coach, Javier Mendez (2:34). Next, UFC light heavyweight, Sam Alvey (16:27) joins the program. Closing out the show is UFC bantamweight, Casey Kenney (28:16).
Sam Alvey says UFC 249 fight against Ryan Spann is "do-or-die" for UFC career
Cole Shelton - May 8, 2020
Sam Alvey believes the United States has had a 'huge overreaction' to coronavirus pandemic
Natasha Hooper - March 20, 2020
Sam Alvey feels bad for all the people affected by coronavirus, but declared there has been a “huge overreaction” to the pandemic. With his upcoming fight against Khalil Rountree at UFC on ESPN 8 scrapped, “Smile’n” Alvey reacted to the company’s decision to cancel three upcoming shows. The news came after President Donald Trump declared no more than 10 people should gather at one time.
Dominick Reyes' training partner says immediate rematch with Jon Jones is unlikely
Cole Shelton - March 18, 2020
It appears Jon Jones vs. Dominick Reyes 2 will not happen next, according to UFC light heavyweight, Sam Alvey, a training partner of Reyes’. Jones and Reyes fought in the main event of UFC 247 where it was “Bones” who won a very close decision. Yet, for many fighters and fans, they thought Reyes did enough and should have been awarded the belt.