“Smilin’N” Sam Alvey Faces Gerald “The Machine” Meerschaert In Rematch
On the last night of the month, May 31, the city of Milwaukee will experience history in the making for local Mixed Martial Arts, as the highly anticipated rematch between “Smile’N” Sam Alvey returns to Wisconsin to avenge his loss against Gerald “the Machine” Meerschaert in the main event at North American Fighting Championships “Mega Brawl” at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
These two middleweight fighters gave the fans an epic battle for five rounds before Meerschaert caught Alvey with less than a minute remaining in the bout. Since that fight on September 11, 2010, Meerschaert has gone 6-3 in his last 9 bouts, building an overall record of 19-7.
Alvey went on a tear after being submitted by the fellow Wisconsin native, stacking up eleven wins, including seven knockouts, in his last 14 fights. The former season 16 The Ultimate Fighter contestant improved his overall MMA record to 22-5.
“Gerald is just another opponent who “wants to knock the smile off my face.” Sam Alvey said, as he is approaching the fight with the Roufusport Trojan just like any other fighter. “I have fought champions from Bellator, the MFC, I fought on national television many times, and I train with Dan Henderson, this fight will be like all the others. I will be a cool, calm, collected, and will be bringing home another big win.” Sam Alvey said.
Alvey very much like Meerschaert train in a level A facility containing world class athletes and multiple MMA champions surrounding them. Alvey has relocated to the west coast where he trains with Dan Henderson, Chael Sonnen, Emanuel Newton and Team Quest in Temeculah, California.
Meerschaert III fights out of Roufusport in Milwaukee, WI., among the likes of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, ONE FC and former Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren.
Roufusport Academy is headed by the world-renowned trainer Duke Rufous, who has produced countless UFC fighters.
The two prize fighters will meet up again inside the cage in their native state, on Milwaukee’s largest stage. Both fighters realize the magnitude for not only their careers, but the entire sport of MMA in Wisconsin.
“A show like this in an arena (Bradley Center) like this is great for everyone. This is one of the most prestigious venues in WI. So bringing NAFC in just helps legitimize it as a sport and will help people take it more seriously. We have a big opportunity so now it’s up to me and the rest of the athletes on this card to give fans a reason to pack the place and come back for more.” Said Meerschaert III.
“The Machine” Meerschaert III has only one expectation for this fight and that is to repeat the outcome of the original match.
“This is just what’s going to happen, I’m gonna go out there, punch him in face, put him on his back and I’m either going to beat him till the ref pulls me off or pull on something till he cries uncle.” Said GM3. The confident fighter believes his skills overall have sharpened and his striking skills have “improved drastically” since their last confrontation.
The current MFC (Maximum Fighting Championship) middleweight Champion Sam Alvey has a strong wrestling background from college and is a very talented striker. MG3 is a powerful individual that possess lethal striking and has dangerous submissions. These two individuals meeting up for a rematch is creating a buzz around the Brew City and the MMA world.
“Milwaukee is recognized as home to some of the very best MMA talent in the country, with great fans that love and follow the sport at every level.” Said Steve Costello, BMO Harris Bradley Center President and CEO. The main event for NAFC’s “Mega Brawl” is expecting to draw a large crowd to the arena. “We look forward to welcoming fight fans from across the region when we showcase some of Milwaukee’s very best fighters for our inaugural fight on May 31st with close-up views at affordable prices. All cage-side and floor seats include VIP club access.”
Either one of these fighters that take home the win on May 31, open up the possibilities of being singed with the UFC. The world’s largest MMA organization is always on the hunt for the next best talent. This stage creates the opportunity for the entire fight card to showcase their abilities inside a cage.
Last time this rematch went five rounds before MG3 caught Smilin’N Sam in a Guillotine choke with only fifty-two seconds remaining. Both fighters strongly believe in their skills and expect to bring home the W. This fight is expected to be a fast-paced battle, with prepared fighters that are willing to take it anywhere necessary.
Twenty MMA bouts are planned for NAFC “Mega Brawl” MMA at the BMO Harris Bradley Center showcasing the Midwest’s expanding crop of MMA’s next biggest stars.
Tickets ($35-$125) for the May 31 event are on sale at Ticketmaster.com and the BMO Harris Bradley Center Ticket Office. Private VIP Suites are also available for group rental. For more information and Fight Card, please visit NAFC.TV.
The BMO Harris Bradley Center Ticket Office is located at 1001 North Fourth Street, Milwaukee, WI 53203, 414-227-0894.
NAFC Contact: Scott Joffe, email@example.com.
Kyle Carroll is a Long Island, N.Y. native and avid MMA and amateur wrestling fan. He has been a part of the wrestling community for nearly 20 years. Carroll has six years of experience coaching high school wrestling. His father coached high school wrestling over 35 years, passing on his strong knowledge. Carroll has been reporting MMA news since January 2011. The former wrestler’s coverage includes the 2012 U.S. Olympic Wrestling Team Trials, 2013 & 2016 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championship, and numerous MMA events (Bellator MMA, King of the Cage, North American Fighting Championship, and Glory).