Sam Alvey will by and by show up one month from now when he battles Jim Crute at UFC 234.
Alvey (33-11 MMA, 10-6 UFC) will supplant Ryan Spann (15-5 1-0 UFC), who allegedly pulled back because of a broken hand endured in preparing, against Crute (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a light heavyweight session at the UFC’s up and coming occasion in Australia. first announced the news, including remarks from Crute, who additionally affirmed on Instagram.
“Sam has indistinguishable hazard from anybody, yet the reward for beating him is a lot higher than beating Ryan Spann,” Crute said. “I got three names and I just ran with the greatest and best contender I could. … The other two were increasingly obscure and I’m not here to take the simple course.”
UFC 234 happens Feb. 9 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. Crute is as of now timetable to battle on the compensation per-see primary card, which pursues prelims on ESPN and UFC Fight Pass.
Alvey, will’s identity battling for the eighth time in the previous two years at UFC 234, hasn’t contended since a second-round TKO misfortune to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 137 in September. The outcome denoted his first thrashing in three battles since climbing to 205 pounds.
“Smile’n” should battle Gadzhimurad Antigulov at February’s UFC on ESPN+ 3 card in Prague, yet will rather climb to battle Crute.
Crute, 22, will endeavor to catch up on a fruitful UFC make a big appearance. He submitted Paul Craig in the third round at UFC Fight Night 142 in December to keep his record perfect through nine battles.
The UFC 234 lineup presently incorporates:
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET)
Champ Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum – for middleweight title
Israel Adesanya vs. Anderson Silva
Ricky Simon vs. Rani Yahya
“Maestro” Dong Hyun Kim vs. Devonte Smith
Sam Alvey vs. Jim Crute
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET)
Austin Arnett vs. Shane Young
Montana De La Rosa vs. Nadia Kassem
Kai Kara-France vs. Raulian Paiva
Teruto Ishihara vs. Kyung Ho Kang
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET)
Marcos Rosa vs. Lando Vannata
Jalin Turner vs. opponent TBA
Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez