Sam Alvey (32-10, 1NC) called Gian Villante (16-9) out after his last fight, and it looks like he will get his wish.
It will be Alveys second fight at LHW following a knockout of Marcin Prachnio at UFC on Fox 28 in Florida. Prior to making the move to LHW, Alvey fought in the UFC middleweight division, racking up a 8-5 record since signing with the promotion in 2014.
Villante is also coming off a win, taking a split decision over Francimar Barroso at UFC 220 in Boston. A win over Alvey would put him back over .500 in the UFC. A former football and wrestling standout at Hofstra University, Villante was once a promising NFL linebacker prospect, but chose a career in MMA after he became close with NCAA All-American wrestler and future UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman. He has a 6-6 record in the UFC since signing with the promotion in 2013.
The light heavyweight bout is set to take place at #UFC Fight Night 131, scheduled for Friday, June 1 at the Adirondack Bank Center at Utica Memorial Auditorium.