Sam Alvey vs Brendan Allen UFC fight info, date and time
Sam Alvey vs Brendan Allen is set to go down at UFC Vegas 47: Hermansson vs. Strickland at 7:30pm EST on Saturday 5th February 2022 in a 205lbs matchup.
UFC veteran Sam Alvey has lost six of his last seven UFC fights and hasn’t won a fight in the promotion since a 2018 victory over Gian Villante.
Brendan Allen will enter this fight on just 5 days’ notice after Alvey’s initial opponent Phil Hawes dropped out. Allen lost his last fight to Chris Curtis via TKO in December.
Sam Alvey vs Brendan Allen betting odds
Brendan Allen is heavily favored by the oddsmakers as a -425 betting favorite. Placing a bet on Allen means you would need to bet $425 in order to win $100.
Sam Alvey is a +340 underdog. If you bet $100 on Alvey then you would win $340.
Sam Alvey was initially set to face Ian Heinisch before Heinisch was forced out due to injury. Phil Hawes agreed to step in and face Alvey, with the rescheduled fight announced on December 27th, 2021.
However, Hawes dropped out in fight week before Brendan Allen agreed to step up on short notice. Allen took the fight with just five days’ notice.
Notably, this fight will be contested at Light Heavyweight (205lbs). Alvey’s fight against Hawes was set to take place at Middleweight (185lbs).
Despite racking up a 10-5 record in his first 15 UFC appearances, Sam Alvey has gone 0-6-1 in his last seven fights.
His most recent fight was a split decision loss to Wellington Turman. Alvey lost the fight despite his opponent suffering two point-deductions in the final round.
Brendan Allen lost his last UFC fight to Chris Curtis via TKO in the second round. Just like this fight, Allen entered his bout with Curtis as the heavy favorite.
Prior to his recent loss, Allen was on a two-fight win streak with victories against Punahele Soriano and Karl Roberson.
How they match up
Sam Alvey and Brendan Allen are evenly matched in both height and reach. Both fighters are 6”2 tall with a 75-inch reach.
Brendan Allen has mixed in the takedowns far more often than Alvey, with an average of 1.15 TD’s per 15 minutes compared to Alvey’s 0.07.
Allen is also likelier to go for a submission with an average of 1.6 submission attempts per 15 minutes to Alvey’s 0.1.
Alvey is the much-older fighter at 35 years old compared to Allen who is just 26 years old.
Reasons to watch
Short notice fights like these are always fascinating to watch. While Brendan Allen is predicted to win by the bookies, you never know when a fighter is stepping up with just 5 days’ notice. He will face a tough test against the seasoned Sam Alvey, who boasts 22 fights in the UFC.
There’s little doubt that Sam Alvey is fighting for his future in the organization, losing 6 of his last 7 UFC fights.
Allen was on the wrong end of a big upset in his last fight and needs a win to get back on track. This fight will be the first step on his journey to break into the rankings.
Sam Alvey vs Brendan Allen predictions
Sam Alvey isn’t too bothered by the change in opponent and is ready for anyone. His prediction is for an exciting fight no matter who they put him against:
“I’d fight Ngannou if they needed me to.”
Brendan Allen is keen to get back in the win column after his disappointing defeat to Chris Curtis:
“I’m coming to get the bad taste out of my mouth from the last outing.”
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Sam Alvey vs Brendan Allen tale of the tape
- Significant 9 year age difference: Allen is the younger fighter at 26 years old.
- No reach advantage for either fighter. Both fighters measure in with a 75 inch reach.
- Significant experience difference: Alvey has 31 more professional MMA fights than Allen.
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Brendan “All In” Allen fighter profile and recent form
Brendan Allen is a 26 year old male fighter from United States with 17 pro wins and 5 losses. See Brendan Allen’s full MMA record.
Brendan Allen has a 83% finish rate, including 5 by knockout, 9 by submission, 3 by decision.
Brendan Allen is looking to get back to winning ways after a loss at the hands of Gabriel Checco at UFC Fight Pass Invitational.
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Last 5 bouts
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“Smilin” Sam Alvey fighter profile and recent form
Sam Alvey is a 35 year old male fighter from United States with 33 pro wins and 16 losses. See Sam Alvey’s full MMA record.
Sam Alvey has a 67% finish rate, including 20 by knockout, 3 by submission, 11 by decision.
Sam Alvey is currently on a 2 fight losing skid.
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Last 5 bouts
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|UFC 249||2020-05-09||Light Heavyweight||UFC|
|UFC on ESPN 4||2019-07-20||Light Heavyweight||UFC|
Who is fighting tonight in the UFC?
Sam Alvey vs Brendan Allen is set to go down at UFC Vegas 47 – Hermansson vs. Strickland. The fight is expected to start at around 7:30pm EST on Saturday 5th February 2022.
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