UFC FN 47: Sam Alvey Explains Why Joe Silva is a “Genius” For Booking Him to Fight Tom Watson
By FCF Staff
Veteran Sam “Smilin” Alvey is set to make his official UFC debut next weekend, and the former MFC champ believes fans couldn’t have asked for a better match-up.
Alvey is set to take on Tom “Kong” Watson at UFC Fight Night 47 on August 16th, and the fighter recently had this to say about the upcoming bout (quote via UFC.com):
“If anybody has seen me fight or anybody has seen Tom fight then those people know that this is a genius fight by (UFC matchmaker) Joe Silva,” Alvey said. “I keep telling everyone, I’m not fighting for the win – I’m fighting for the bonus. This is going to be Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night. This is going to be the fight to tune in for. He hits hard, he’s a kickboxer, he comes at you. I hit harder and I come at you. It’s going to be a good fight. This will be something ‘of the Night’. I’m fighting to win this thing and leave an impression on people. If they’ve seen me fight before then they know that I’ve got it in me.”
The Team Quest fighter, who competed on TUF 16, is heading into his Octagon debut riding a four fight win streak. The only men to defeat Alvey (23-5) in his last 10 fights are Elvis Mutapcic and Brandon Ropati.
Watson (16-7) is looking to get back on track after being decisioned by Thale Leites and Nick Catone in his last two outings.
UFC FN 47 will be hosted by the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine.