Sam Alvey keeps getting chances in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Despite holding an 0-6-1 record in his last seven Octagon appearances, Alvey will square off against Ian Heinisch at a UFC event on Feb. 5. MMAFighting.com was first to report the middleweight pairing. The card does not yet have a location or headliner.
Alvey hasn’t tasted victory within the Las Vegas-based promotion since taking a split verdict over Gian Villante at UFC Fight Night 131 in June 2018. Most recently, he dropped a split decision to Wellington Turman at UFC on ESPN 30.
Heinisch has endured his share of struggles in UFC competition, losing four of his last five appearances. The Dana White’s Contender Series alum is coming off a second-round TKO defeat at UFC on ESPN 27 on June 24.