Sam “Smilin” Alvey (31-10-1NC MMA, 8-5 UFC) is looking to rebound after a unanimous decision loss to Ramazan Emeev (16-3 MMA, 1-0 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 118. Alvey has won five of his last seven fights, with his biggest wins coming over former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad “Suga” Evans (19-7-1 MMA, 14-7-1 UFC) via split decision at UFC Fight Night 114 and recently retired and former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nate “The Great” Marquardt (35-19-2 MMA, 13-11 UFC) via unanimous decision at UFC on FOX 23. Alvey has not been on a win streak since January 2017. He will now look to move up to light heavyweight for this bout.
Marcin Prachnio (13-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) will be making his UFC debut and will be looking to continue his momentum bringing an 8 fight win streak to this bout. Prachnio, the Polish native has fought at 3 weight classes in his fifteen MMA fight career, fighting at middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight. His last 4 MMA fight have come under the ONE Championship banner, most recently beating Gilberto “Giba” Galvão (30-6-1 MMA, 1-1 ONE) via first round technical knockout at ONE Championship: Kings and Conquerors at middleweight. Prachnio eleven via finish with ten being by knockout / technical knockout.
This bout will be contested at light heavyweight (205 lbs).
UFC on FOX 28 happens February 24th live from Orlando, Florida, United States. No main event has been announced.