Gallery Jim Crute def. Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night 142: Best photos view 13 images Sam Alvey will once again make a short-notice UFC appearance next month when he fights Jim Crute at UFC 234. Alvey (33-11 MMA, 10-6 UFC) will replace Ryan Spann (15-5 1-0 UFC), who reportedly withdrew due to a broken hand suffered in training, against Crute (9-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a light heavyweight bout at the UFC’s upcoming event in Australia. News.com.au first reported the news, including comments from Crute, who also confirmed on Instagram . “Sam has the same risk as anyone, but the reward for beating him is much higher than beating Ryan Spann,” Crute said. “I got three names and I just went with the biggest and best fighter I could.
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