Sam Alvey, Gian Villante to Clash in Light Heavyweight Bout at UFC Fight Night 130

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 13, 2018

Ask and you shall receive, Sam Alvey.

“Smile’N Sam” will square off against Gian Villante in a light heavyweight bout at UFC Fight Night 130 in Utica, N.Y., on June 1. The promotion revealed the pairing to Newsday. After a first-round victory over Marcin Prachnio at UFC on Fox 28, Alvey called for a bout against Villante in his post-fight interview.

UFC Fight Night 128 takes place at Adirondack Bank Center and is headlined by a bantamweight clash between Jimmie Rivera and Marlon Moraes and airs on Fox Sports 1 following early prelims on UFC Fight Pass.

Prior to his win over Prachnio, Alvey spent his entire UFC tenure at middleweight. The 31-year-old Waterford, Wisc., native elected to move up a division following a unanimous decision loss to Ramazan Emeev at UFC Fight Night 118.

Villante, meanwhile, halted a two-bout skid with a split-decision victory over Francimar Barroso in his most recent outing at UFC 220. The Strikeforce veteran is 6-6 in the UFC and 16-9 as a professional overall.


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