Twenty-fight UFC veteran Sam Alvey welcomed Julian Marquez again to the Octagon, following his February win and flirtations with Miley Cyrus. It was a struggle the “Smilin” one desperately wanted to win in his first struggle at middleweight since 2017. He didn’t get it.
The opening spherical began uneventfully as Alvey performed the function of a counter puncher, and Marquez a measured attacker. With two minutes left, Marquez landed a proper hook that wobbled the 50-fight veteran. For the remainder of the spherical Alvey appeared sluggish however was nonetheless sport and slinging bombs, and really stung his opponent late within the body. General, a spherical for “The Cuban Missle Disaster” in one which began sluggish however completed scorching and heavy.
The second spherical was a battle of bombs that Marquez bought the most effective of once more when he surprised Alvey with three minutes left. The 34-year-old survived admirably throughout a punch barrage on the mat, however his opponent performed it good and sank in a choke that put Alvey to sleep.
It’s the second straight submission win for the 30-year-old after a 22-month layoff. He’s now 3-1 within the UFC and shutting in on top-15 consideration. As for Alvey, he’s now 0-5-1 in his final six and could also be in peril of displaying his smile outdoors the UFC, if he chooses to struggle on. His final win got here in June 2018.
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