Sam Alvey (22-6 MMA, 0-1 UFC) a recent Ultimate Fighting Championship signee who had been the reigning Maximum Fighting Championship middleweight title holder, will take on Tom “Kong” Watson in a three-round bout. He was on The Ultimate Fighter in 2012 while splitting two bouts while competing as a welterweight. Alvey is 23-5 with one no contest overall in his career and is coming off four consecutive victories — the most recent, a three-round decision over Gerald Meerschaert on May 31 in Milwaukee.
Watson is 17-7 overall, but just 1-3 in the UFC. He’s coming off a split-decision loss to Nick Catone at UFC 169 on Feb. 1 in Newark, New Jersey. Catone (10-4) owns a 2011 win over ninth-ranked UFC middleweight Costas Philippou.
Down below is the play by play from this fight:
Round 1: Watson comes out and Alvey looks a bit scared. Watson with a head kick. Alvey with a flurry of strikes. Watson continues to fire away with leg kicks. Alvey not throwing a ton in the early going. Avley lands a big time uppercut that drops Watson, he swarms, and lands a big knee to the face of Watson. However, Watson get’s up and clinches with Alvey. They break, Watson lands a big left and Alvey is looking tired. Watson with a series of elbows followed by a straight right. Alvey attempts a superman punch, but misses. Watson fires away to end the round.
Round 2: Alvey is bleeding from his noise, Watson clinches and puts him on the fence. Watson with a big left hook, but Alvey lands a good flurry of strikes. Watson lands a leg kick and that is a good story of this fight. Picking apart. Watson lands a left hook and is looking to finish this fight. Play time is over. Watson with an elbow, with a minute left, Alvey comes alive. Alvey with lefts, rights and showing some life. Watson with a big time left hook and we go to the bell.
Round 3: Alvey comes out swinging, Alvey with an uppercut. They exchange, but Alvey starts throwing lefts and rights. He is T’ing off, good god! Watson staying strong, but Alvey is throwing everything at him. These two are just swinging! things calm down and Watson lands a nice three straight combo. They exchange in the pocket, Alvey with a combo as Watson clinches with him. They exchange to the bell.
Result: Tom Watson def. Sam Alvey via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)