With his win over Jay Silva this past Friday at MFC 37, former Ultimate Fighter cast member “Smilin’” Sam Alvey was able to get back on track after suffering a loss to start off the year.
“I thought the win over Jay was a great win,” said Alvey. “He was the first guy – the first of many – that I’ve beaten from the UFC. I definitely want to keep this streak going.”
Alvey feels he was able to implement his game plan to perfection en route to a third-round TKO stoppage.
“Again, I had a slow start in the first round, but I’ve come to expect that in the first round, so it was all according to plan,” he said.
“Of the videos we saw of Jay, he didn’t move backwards very well, and so every time I really started to press him with combos and flurries, he backed up in a way that was beneficial to me.”
Alvey was able to make adjustments after his slow start, which is the biggest thing he had been working on since his loss to Elvis Mutapcic in February.
“The biggest change I made going into this fight from Elvis was being able to change my game plan and get it to where I needed it to be,” said Alvey. “After the first round, I went back to my corner and they told me to pick it up and get him moving backwards, which I started to do at the end of the round, but they wanted it the whole round.
“So that was the biggest thing I worked on was being able to do what my corner wanted to do.”
With the win, Alvey has put himself back in the MFC middleweight title picture, which is exactly where he wants to be.
“They mentioned the title fight to me in the post-fight interview, and I said absolutely, but emotions were high, so we’ll see where that falls,” he said. “If it’s offered, I’ll take it; if not, I’ll earn it.”