The American mixed martial artist Sam Alvey is a well-known fighter in light heavyweight, middleweight, and welterweight who has collected a lot of good records during his fighting career. Known for his fast movements in the ring, Alvey never gives up on his opponent and fights with so much tenacity and momentum. The fighter has put the water to the test on almost every platform in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and has made a name for himself in all areas. Alvey, who made his professional debut in 2008, has won over 30 fights out of 44 fights so far. Samuel’s story is a pretty inspiring story that should be heard by every aspiring martial artist. Here are some less known facts about him.
Sam Alvey’s Biography
He was born Samuel Alvey on May 6, 1986, in Waterford, Wisconsin. Albey began at a very young age to show unique fighting skills and of course his interest in this sport. At the Waterford Union High School, which he attended, he was known as a good wrestler. Sam also had a penchant for music, played trumpet in the marching band at his school and was really good at it. His trumpet playing skills made him very popular during his studies at Lakeland College, which he also attended. Alvey’s passion for wrestling and martial arts outweighed his passion for music, however; he soon ventured into mixed martial arts.
Sam tried his hand at mixed martial arts and had his first amateur fight in 2007, and after losing the game via TKO, he won the following two fights. The following year he started his professional career. Alvey recorded many victories in his early professional years, including fights under the rise to King of the Cage. His next victory was a light heavyweight fight against Jason Guida, a Bellator MMA fighter. After an impressive win, he was signed under Bellator and made his middleweight debut against Karl Amoussou. The renowned fighter won his fight against Amoussou and met Vitor Vianna in the middleweight tournament of the fifth season of Bellator.
Alvey’s next assignment was with The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson, where he fought in welterweight before switching to the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC). In the MFC middleweight championship, he competed against Elvis Mutapic and lost before winning Jason South and Wes Swofford. The UFC was the next stop for the experienced fighter.
He joined the UFC in 2014 and made his debut against Tom Watson in August of the same year. Alvey lost to his opponent on his debut at UFC Fight Night 47 but won his second fight against Dylan Andrews at UFC Fight Night 55. The renowned fighter to date wins more than he loses and is known for his strong stamina.
Family – Wife, Kids
Sam Alvey may seem trapped in his frightening and grueling career, but the fighter takes time for his family and love life. The UFC fighter is married to McKey Sullivan. Alvey’s wife is an American fashion model who won the eleventh cycle of the remarkable model reality show “America’s Next Top Model”. Sullivan competed against thirteen contestants in the show produced by Tyra Banks and won the contest after she distinguished herself throughout the show.
Sam and McKey met at the 2005 Bristol Renaissance Faire, where the UFC fighter was working at the time. A platonic friendship soon turned into a romantic experience and the two became a couple. Sam decided to take things to the next level when he proposed to Sullivan in August 2011. Two years later, in January 2013, the couple finally sealed the marriage in an awe-inspiring wedding ceremony in the presence of family and friends.
The couple has two children together; a daughter, Reagan Quincy, born in 2013, and a son, Ival, born in 2014. Sam often attributes his victories to the unwavering love and support of his wife, who he says has been his motivation over the years.
Body Measurements – Height, Weight
For a task-oriented career like his, Sam Alvey has the right body. He stands at a height of 1.88 m (6ft 2in), which is in good proportion to his weight of 93 kg (206 lbs). Alvey’s range is measured at 193 cm (76in). This contributes significantly to his robust endurance, which promotes his toughness in the ring.
Other Facts You Need To Know
- Sam Alvey is nicknamed Smile’n, a name he has earned because he is an unforgivable smile.
- For those who do not know: Alvey’s wife McKey is always in the corner at every one of his fights. She participates in the meetings, helps to find strategies, knows about his opponents, calls out his fights, and does much more. By all indications, McKey seems to be doing more than just the work of a coach for her loving husband.
- Before Alvey began his career in mixed martial arts, he participated in pankration sports.