Jason Floyd - The MMA Report

Sam Alvey vs. Alex Nicholson slated for UFC Fight Night 97

A middleweight bout has been added to the UFC Fight Night 97 fight card on October 15 in the Philippines as Sam Alvey will look to continue his winning streak against Alex Nicholson.

The fight booking was recently announced by the UFC.

UFC Fight Night 97 will come from the Mall of Asia Arena in Manila, Philippines and will be headlined by a featherweight bout as Ricardo Lamas meets B.J. Penn.

Alvey (28-8, 1NC) has won back to back fights and is coming off a TKO victory last month against Kevin Casey at UFC on FOX 21. Nicholson (7-2) made his UFC debut at the beginning of the year and enters this fight following a knockout victory at UFC Fight Night 91 against Devin Clark.

The current UFC Fight Night 97: Lamas vs. Penn fight card is below.

Ricardo Lamas (16-5) vs. B.J. Penn (16-10-2)
Derrick Lewis (16-4, 1NC) vs. Marcin Tybura (14-2)
Kyoji Horiguchi (17-2) vs. Ali Bagautinov (14-4)
Cole Miller (21-10, 1NC) vs. Mizuto Hirota (17-7-2)
Seo Hee Ham (16-7) vs. Danielle Taylor (7-2)
Jon Tuck (9-3) vs. Mehdi Baghdad (11-5)
James Moontasri (9-4) vs. Alex Morono (12-3)
Dongi Yang (13-3) vs. Ryan Janes (8-1)
Jenel Lausa (6-2) vs. Yao Zhikui (2-3)
Sam Alvey (28-8, 1NC) vs. Alex Nicholson (7-2)