Sam Alvey vs. Wellington Turman Odds, Preview and Prediction, (August 28): UFC
- Aug 27, 2021, 7:26:42 AM
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|Time (Preliminary Card)
|7:00 p.m. EST
|Sam Alvey money line
|Wellington Turman money line
A clash in the Middleweight division see’s two struggling fighters in Sam Alvey and Wellinton Turman pair up in a must win fight. Longtime veteran Sam Alvey has been in a freefall since September of 2018. In six fights in that span, Alvey is winless, losing five of the six fights. The other fight happened to be a draw. If there is anything certain, a win is necessary in order for Alvey to stay in the UFC. Meanwhile, Turman has yet to find his footing in the UFC. In four fights with the promotion, Turman has dropped three of them. Even worse, Turman has been knocked out in the opening round in his last two fights.
Sam Alvey is a striker, who classifies more on the lines of counter-puncher. He’s got sneaky power, which is almost hard to say, given Alvey hasn’t won nor knocked out anyone in over three years. However, of Alvey’s ten UFC wins, five have come via knockout. Throw in stout takedown defense and it’s hard to believe Alvey has struggled this badly. Wellington Turman knows of those struggles, as his last two fights have shown a lack of striking abilities and durability. The one thing Turman succeeded early in his UFC career was getting opponents down. A split decision loss and victory were all due to his ability to get his foes down. Since those fights though, Turman is 0 for 11 in takedown attempts.
As for a prediction, I have Alvey winning. I would even go as far as saying that I’m confident he wins this fight, which is pretty bold given he hasn’t won a fight in 38 months. However, Alvey’s takedown defense is going to keep this fight upright. From there, Alvey will have his way on the feet with Turman, eventually landing the knockout blow.
PICK: Sam Alvey (+110)
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