Sam Alvey is always smiling. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
It appears that Sam Alvey will get his wish.
Alvey will lock horns with Daniel Kelly at UFC Fight Night in Adelaide, Australia, on May 10. UFC officials recently confirmed the middleweight bout following an initial report from news.com.au . The card takes place at Adelaide Entertainment Centre and is headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Mark Hunt and Stipe Miocic.
Following a first-round knockout win over Cezar Ferreira on Feb. 22, “Smilie’N” Sam requested a matchup with Kelly in a post-fight interview. The 28-year-old former Maximum Fighting Championship titlist dropped his Octagon debut to Tom Watson, but has since posted back-to-back victories over Dylan Andrews and Ferreira.
An Olympic judoka, Kelly improved his MMA ledger to 9-0 with a lackluster unanimous decision against Patrick Walsh at UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. Thatch” on Feb. 14. The 37-year-old Melbourne native debuted in the Octagon with a first-round submission of Luke Zachrich last November.