Sam Alvey will be in search of his first octagon win in more than three years when he meets Ian Heinisch.

Alvey (33-16-1 MMA, 10-11-1 UFC) takes on Heinisch (14-5 MMA, 3-4 UFC) on Feb. 5 at UFC Fight Night in an event that doesn’t yet have a publicly known venue or location. Heinisch confirmed the news on his social media after an initial report from MMA Fighting.

Winless in his past seven trips to the octagon, Alvey hasn’t had his hand raised since edging out Gian Villante in June 2018. The Season 16 “Ultimate Fighter” alum’s seven-fight winless skid is the second longest in UFC history, only behind Hall of Famer B.J. Penn (eight).

Meanwhile, Heinisch will also look to snap his losing skid. After scoring a first-round TKO of Gerald Meerschaert at UFC 250, the Dana White’s Contender Series alum has dropped two straight to Kelvin Gastelum and most recently Nassourdine Imavov in July at UFC on ESPN 27.

With the addition, the current Feb. 5 lineup includes:

Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Chidi Njokuani
Phil Rowe vs. Jason Witt
Jailton Almeida vs. Danilo Marques
John Castaneda vs. Miles Johns
Hakeem Dawodu vs. Mike Trizano
Sam Alvey vs. Ian Heinisch


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