UFC Prague Adds Sam Alvey vs. Gadzhimurad Antigulov

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Gadzhimurad Antigulov Credit: Jay Anderson/Cageside Press

UFC Prague has added another promising light heavyweight tilt with Sam Alvey and Gadzhimurad Antigulov looking to bounce back from recent losses.

Smilin’ Sam Alvey is a happy man once again, with news of an upcoming fight at UFC Prague. The Team Quest fighter announced on Monday that he was joining the UFC’s debut in the European nation, taking on Gadzhimurad Antigulov. Alvey’s confirmation follows reports earlier in the day regarding the pairing, including MMA Kings, citing sports reporter Igor Lazorin.

Alvey (33-11, 1NC) is coming off the first loss of his recent move to light heavyweight, where he has gone 2-1 overall. A happy man with an easier weight cut, Alvey earned wins over Marcin Prachnio and Gian Villante in the first half of 2018, before finding himself finished by Brazilian legend ‘Little Nog’ (Antonio Rogerio Nogueira) at UFC Sao Paulo in September.

Alvey, who generally likes to stay busy, will look to start 2019 with a bang when he faces former ABC light heavyweight champion Gadzhimurad Antigulov (20-5) in Prague. Antigulov will be coming in off the first loss of his UFC career, having fallen to Ion Cutelaba at UFC Calgary (UFC on FOX 30) in July.

UFC Prague, numerically UFC Fight Night 145, is headlined by another light heavyweight battle, as Jan Blachowicz takes on Thiago Santos in the main event. The card takes place February 23 at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.