Sam Alvey will compete this Saturday after all.
Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting that Alvey will now face Brendan Allen at UFC Vegas 47, which takes place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The bout will take place in the light heavyweight division. Eurosport was first to report the new booking.
Alvey is in search of his first victory in nearly four years — a split decision over Gian Villante in June 2018. The 35-year-old suffered 2021 losses to Julian Marquez and Wellington Turman. This will be the third different scheduled opponent for Alvey on the card, as his original opponent Ian Heinisch was scratched prior to Hawes entering the picture.
MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin contributed to this report.