Sam Alvey faces Alex Nicholson at UFC Fight Night Manila 2

Nissi Icasiano
Sam Alvey faces Alex Nicholson at UFC Fight Night Manila 2
Sam Alvey will be bringing his signature big smile to the Philippines as he faces Alex Nicholson at UFC Fight Night Manila 2

MANILA, Philippines – A 3-round middleweight bout has been added to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s second live event in the Philippines on October 15 as American fighter Sam Alvey squares off with compatriot Alex Nicholson.

Alvey (28-8) will return to the Octagon for the fourth time in 4 months when he faces Nicholson on the undercard of UFC Fight Night Manila 2, which takes place at the SM Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City.

The 30-year-old native of Waterford, Wisconsin suffered a unanimous decision loss against Elias Theodorou in his first fight of 2016 last June before bouncing back with two-straight wins.

Alvey submitted Eric Spicely with a first-round rear-naked choke in July, while he picked up a second-round technical knockout victory over Kevin Casey a month later.

In the other corner, Nicholson (7-2) claimed his first UFC win by knocking out Devin Clark in the first round last July.

Nicholson, 26, recently came under fire for making a derogatory remark toward Korean stalwart Hyun Gyu Lim when he served as a corner man for Mike Perry at UFC 202 in August.

UFC Fight Night Manila 2 is headlined by a scheduled 5-round featherweight clash between BJ Penn and Ricardo Lamas.

The event will also feature Jenel Lausa’s much-awaited UFC debut as he is set to lock horns with Chinese combatant Yao Zhikui in a 3-round flyweight contest. –

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