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Sam Alvey will attempt to cut 35 pounds, not die ahead of UFC Gdansk

185 pounds or death bust!

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Mexico City Weigh Ins Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports

He’s known for always smiling; hence, the nickname “Smile’N.”

But will see if that frown gets turned upside down as Sam Alvey continues his considerable weight cut ahead of the UFC Fight Night 118 mixed martial arts (MMA) event on UFC Fight Pass, scheduled for this Saturday (Oct. 21) in Gdansk, Poland.

The former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) contestant stepped up on just 10 days notice to throw hands with middleweight standout Ramazan Emeev, after Trevor Smith was bounced from the event due to injury.

From MMA Junkie:

“We’re going to make the biggest weight cut of my life, but we’re going to do it successfully,” he insisted, explaining that when he got the call to fight at middleweight he was “north of 220” pounds.

“As soon as camp (for his last fight) is over, I’m back, I’m lifting, I’m getting swole – and I’m eating,” he part-joked.

“It was a lot of fun making weight – so far!

Sounds like a real hoot.

Why UFC failed to make this a catchweight fight is unknown, especially considering all the negative press surrounding dramatic weight cuts, as well as the ramifications for fighters who put themselves through the grueling process.

Alvey (31-9, 1 NC) was last seen capturing a split-decision win over former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans at the UFC Fight Night 114 event last August in Mexico City, part of a 5-1 run dating back to summer 2016.

To see the rest of the UFC Gdansk fight card and line up click here.

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