Sam Alvey parts ways with UFC after going winless in nine straight bouts

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Sam Alvey is no longer a UFC fighter.

The middleweight veteran has fought out his contract with the UFC and is not part of the promotion’s roster. Alvey announced the news on Tuesday on his Instagram.

Alvey (33-18-1 MMA, 10-13-1 UFC) last competed this past weekend when he was knocked out by Oleksiejczuk in the first round of their 185-pound contest in the preliminary card of UFC on ESPN 40 in Las Vegas. He suffered a broken jaw in consequence of the KO and said he’d likely have to get his jaw wired shut for the recovery.

With the defeat, Alvey broke the record for the longest winless skid in the company’s history. He was winless in his past nine bouts, including eight losses and one draw.

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Alvey fought for the UFC for close to a decade, as he joined the roster in 2014. Throughout his tenure, he picked up victories over notable names such as former UFC champion Rashad Evans and former Strikeforce champion Nate Marquardt. His last win came in 2018 when he defeated Gian Villante in a split decision.

Throughout the recent rough patch of his career, Alvey kept his sense of humor.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie