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Speaking to MMAWeekly following his fight with Nate Marquardt, Sam Alvey was his usual charismatic self, beaming from ear to ear as he discussed his win over his former TUF coach. Sam Alvey has now won four fights in a row, and is aiming to break the current record for most fights in a calendar year for the promotion.

Beating the record would mark Sam Alvey as the most active UFC fighter in the history of the promotion, which is no mean feat at all. The record currently stands at five fights in a calendar year and is tied by Roger Huerta, Donald Cerrone, and Neil Magny.

Something you might not know, but I’m very aware of, I just tied the record for most fights in one year. I want to beat that record. I tied it with Roger Huerta, “Cowboy” Cerrone, and Neil Magny are tied at five in a year and I want to get six. I’ve got until June 18th to get six so it’s going to happen. I’m going to beat the record and be the most active fighter in UFC history and hopefully, I can get 7, 8, 9 by June.

Looking ahead to his potentially record-breaking fight, Sam Alvey cited Jack Marshman as a possible next opponent. The 27-year-old Welshman made his UFC debut in November of 2016 on the companies successful UFC Belfast card, defeating Magnus Cedenblad by TKO in the second round.

Alvey's been waiting for a chance to fight in Europe, and he sees the Welshman as his potential ticket there. With UFC London set to take place this March maybe we’ll see “Smile’n” break that record on British soil.


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