TUF 16’s Sam Alvey Challenging MFC Middleweight Champ Elvis Mutapcic Feb. 15th
By FCF Staff
The Maximum Fighting Championship has announced that TUF 16 competitor Sam Alvey will challenge its middleweight champ Elvis Mutapcic, February 15th in Edmonton, Alberta.
Alvey (19-4), who went 1-1 during the most recent TUF season, had his last official bout in June and scored a first round, stoppage win over Lucas Lopes while competing for ShoFight. The 26 year-old fighter, who holds a win over Bellator’s Karl Amoussou, has gone 4-1 in his last five fights.
“I think anyone who knows me and knows Elvis knows that this fight is going to end in a knockout,” Alvey said in a press release from the promotion. “We’re both good strikers and we’re going to settle things striking.
“The only difference is that Elvis thinks his striking is better than mine, but I know my striking is better than his.”
Mutapcic (12-2) stopped TUF vet Joseph Henle in the third round at MFC 35 in October to lay claim to the promotion’s middleweight belt. The 26 year-old middleweight has also gone 4-1 in his last five bouts.
MFC 36 will be hosted by Edmonton’s Shaw Conference Center and will also feature Mukai Maromo taking on Graham Spencer to determine the promotion’s lightweight champ.