LAS VEGAS – Michal Oleksiejczuk beat Sam Alvey with a first-round TKO Saturday to close out the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN 40 in Las Vegas.
Take a look inside the fight with Oleksiejczuk, who ran Alvey’s winless streak to a dubious UFC record of nine straight fights.
Sam Alvey vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
Result: Michal Oleksiejczuk def. Sam Alvey via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:56
Updated records: Oleksiejczuk (17-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC)< Alvey (33-18-1 MMA, 10-13 UFC)
Key stat: Oleksiejczuk has 13 of his 17 pro wins by stoppage, including a dozen knockouts.
Oleksiejczuk on the fight's key moment
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 06: (L-R) Michal Oleksiejczuk of Poland punches Sam Alvey in a middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 06, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
“I made huge progress going into this fight. … I’m a well-rounded fighter now. I used to be a striker only. Now I can rely on my striking abilities, but I showed I’m also good on wrestling defense, and I can fight in every aspect of the game.”
Oleksiejczuk on a win over a longtime fighter like Alvey
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 06: (R-L) Sam Alvey battles Michal Oleksiejczuk of Poland in a middleweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 06, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
“I was ready for a tough battle. Sam Alvey’s a veteran of the UFC and has many battles inside the octagon, so I was prepared for the same today. I’m very happy the finish was kind of flashy. Most of all, I’m happy I finished him so quickly because it’s not easy to do.”
Oleksiejczuk on what he wants next
Jul 2, 2022; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Uriah Hall (red gloves) prepares for a bout against Andre Muniz (blue gloves) fight in a bout during UFC 276 at T-Mobile Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
“I’d like to fight (again) this year, for sure, and I’d like to fight against Uriah Hall because that would be a nice fight to watch.”
To hear more from Oleksiejczuk, check out the video of the full post-fight interview below.
Michal Oleksiejczuk full post-fight interview
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