Sam Alvey was fighting out his UFC contract on Saturday night against Michal Oleksiejczuk at UFC Vegas 59.
Alvey was on an 0-7-1 stretch but he had also taken on many multiple short-notice fights. With that, the UFC allowed him to fight out his contract, taking on Oleksiejczuk.
Sam Alvey Shared the News About His Broken Jaw On TikTok
The first punch that the Pole landed broke Alvey’s jaw. Alvey could never recover and he suffered a first-round TKO loss. Afterward, the fan-favorite revealed he will likely need his jaw wired shut.
“I spent a lot of time last night thinking about this and I’ve finally accepted it myself,” Alvey said on TikTok account.
“I hope y’all forgive me but I am not the greatest fighter to have ever lived. To tell you, it hurts saying out loud. Oh, goodness. I was convinced I could beat anybody at anytime. I guess not. I would still say there’s not a person on the planet that likes doing this sport more than me.
Although at this current moment, I have a broken jaw from the first damn punch he hit me with. Son of a b*tch. I’m likely getting my mouth wired shut. I’ve got to tell you, I wouldn’t have picked a different career if I had the opportunity years ago.”
This is the second time Alvey broke his jaw and needed to have it wired shut. During first time, he said he lost around 30 pounds because he was on a liquid-only diet.
Sam Alvey’s Losing Streak to Finish His Contract Creates Uncertainty
Alvey, 36, is now 33-18-1 with one “no contest”, and is 0-8-1 in his last nine fights. He has not won since 2018 when he edged out a split decision against Gian Villante. During this stretch, he has lost to Oleksiejczuk, Brendan Allen, Wellington Turman, Julian Marquez, Ryan Spann, Klidson Abreu, Jimmy Crute, and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. He also recorded a draw to Da Un Jung.
In his career, Alvey holds notable wins over Marcin Prachnio, Rashad Evans, Nate Marquardt, Dan Kelly, and Alex Nicholson.