A fight between Sam Alvey and Alex Nicholson has found a new home.
Originally penned to meet at the now-canceled UFC Fight Night 97 in Manila, Philippines, the middleweight clash now takes place Nov. 5 at UFC Fight Night 98 in Mexico City. UFC Fight Night 97 was cancelled after Octagon legend B.J. Penn suffered an injury and was forced out of the headlining slot against Ricardo Lamas.
Alvey comes into the bout riding a two-fight winning streak. He most recently defeated Kevin Casey at UFC on FOX 21 in August, following up a first-round submission win over Eric Spicely. “Smilin'” Sam made his return to the Octagon in June for the first time in 10 months after suffering a broken jaw against Derek Brunson.
Nicholson is 1-1 since making his UFC debut in February, dropping a second-round submission against Misha Cirkunov before rebounding with a first-round knockout of Devin Clark.
Where a fight against Nicholson would have been Alvey’s fourth in five months, he’ll have to settle for four fights in six months.
A full list of bouts scheduled to take place at UFC Fight Fight Night 98 can be found below:
- Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson
- Diego Sanchez vs. Marcin Held
- Beneil Dariush vs. Rashid Magomedov
- Erick Montano vs. Max Griffin
- Alexa Grasso vs. Heather Jo Clark
- Erik Perez vs. Felipe Arantes
- Marco Beltran vs. Guido Cannetti
- Henry Briones vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
- Marco Polo Reyes vs. Jason Novelli
- Enrique Barzola vs. Chris Avila
- Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson