Dan Wilkins

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Miguel Tovar-USA TODAY Sports activities / Reuters

“Smile’n Sam” is again within the win column.

Outlasting Rashad Evans in a middleweight bout on Saturday night time’s UFC Mexico Metropolis most important card, Sam Alvey emerged with a cut up-determination victory that moved his profession document to 31-9.

It wasn’t probably the most entertaining struggle, and the shortage of motion will solely draw extra consideration to Evans’ late-profession struggles.

However it’s an essential end result for Alvey nonetheless, as his April loss to Thales Leites had halted the momentum he’d constructed with a 4-battle win streak that stretched again to July 2016.

Evans, a former mild heavyweight champion, has now dropped 4 consecutive bouts, three of them by choice. His profession document now sits at 19-7-1.