Sam Alvey has been on a roll in the UFC. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Sam Alvey will put his knockout streak on the line when he faces Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night "St. Preux vs. Teixeira."
Promotion officials recently announced the middleweight bout. UFC Fight Night takes place at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Aug. 8 and is headlined by a light heavyweight encounter between Ovince St. Preux and Glover Teixeira.
Alvey enters the bout having scored consecutive first-round knockout victories over Daniel Kelly, Cezar Ferreira and Dylan Andrews. The former Maximum Fighting Championships titlist is 26-6 as a professional overall, including 17 triumphs via KO or TKO.
Brunson, meanwhile, has won four of his last five in the Octagon, with his only loss during that time coming at the hands of top middleweight contender Yoel Romero. Most recently, the Jackson-Wink MMA representative earned a first-round stoppage against Ed Herman at UFC 183 on Jan. 31. Brunson was scheduled to face Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Fight Night in Berlin but had to withdraw due to injury.