Competitively-speaking, things have been going pretty well for Sam Alvey since his UFC departure.
Saturday, Alvey made his Karate Combat debut and smoked opponent Adam Rosa for a knockout with just seconds (or a single second) remaining on the clock. The fight took place at Karate Combat 41 in Romana, Dominican Republic.
It was a slick right hand that initially dropped Rosa to the canvas, but Alvey finished the job with ground-and-pound before he let out a big roar. The win moved him to 2-0 in combat sports competition since his UFC departure in 2022.
Check out the finish from multiple angles below:
— MacMally 🍀 (@MacMallyMMA) September 17, 2023
Sam Alvey found that chin and ended with devastating ground and pound! 🤯 pic.twitter.com/ENJMeEBEtx
— Karate Combat (@KarateCombat) September 17, 2023
Alvey, 37, competed for the UFC for eight years, with his promotional debut in 2014. While he was 10-5 through his first 15 fights with the promotion, Alvey went 0-8-1 to close out his promotional tenure. The losing skid was the longest in UFC history.
In addition to Saturday’s Karate Combat victory, Alvey won an MMA bout at heavyweight in May when he finished Cameron Graham with strikes in Round 3 at B2 Fighting Series 143.