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Sam Alvey vs. Ian Heinisch set for Feb. 5 UFC event

It may be loser leaves town as Sam Alvey and Ian Heinisch face off at a Feb. 5 UFC event. The veteran middleweights, who’ve both struggled to pick up a win in their recent octagon careers, are scheduled to fight, multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans confirmed to MMA Fighting.
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Winless in Last Seven Fights, Sam Alvey Meets Ian Heinisch at UFC Event on Feb. 5

Sam Alvey keeps getting chances in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Despite holding an 0-6-1 record in his last seven Octagon appearances, Alvey will square off against Ian Heinisch at a UFC event on Feb. 5. was first to report the middleweight pairing. The card does not yet have a location or headliner.
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UFC Fight Night’s Ian Heinisch: ‘The Hurricane’ Needs Water

The Atlantic hurricane season is in full swing. While there haven’t been any major hurricanes yet, a different kind of storm landed in South Florida earlier this year. This one, UFC middleweight Ian Heinisch, came in with a fierce tenacity. Heinisch, like his moniker “The Hurricane”, has always been a...

Ian Heinisch ready to take care of business at UFC Vegas 32

Looking back on his unanimous decision loss to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 258 this past February, middleweight Ian Heinisch feels like he’s able to identify the biggest cause for his defeat. According to Heinisch, his biggest downfall was the fact that he focused too much on what he thought Gastelum...

Ian Heinisch Has Found 'Home Base'

Ian Heinisch has never been someone content to stay in one place for too long. Where that gene comes from is anyone’s guess, but it’s been a way of life for “The Hurricane” throughout much of his 32 years. On June 5, he married his lady, Joni, the couple moved...

Ian Heinisch plans to finish Nassourdine Imavov after training at Sanford MMA to show he’s “a force to be reckoned with”

Ian Heinisch wanted a quick turnaround after he lost to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 258, but that didn’t come to fruition. Following the loss to Gastelum, Heinisch moved down to Florida to start training at Sanford MMA full-time. After a short time there, he was offered to fight Jacare Souza at UFC 262 in Houston. However, he turned it down as Henri Hooft wanted him to just focus on training.

Just Scrap Radio Ep. 45 with Chris Daukaus, Kyler Phillips, Ian Heinisch, Randy Costa, and Adrian Yanez

The 45th episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN with Cole Shelton is here ahead of UFC Vegas 32. We’re first joined by 10th-ranked UFC heavyweight, Chris Daukaus to preview his fight against Shamil Abdurakhimov (3:14). The fight has since been postponed one week to UFC Vegas 33. Next, 14th ranked bantamweight, Kyler Phillips (17:14) comes on. UFC middleweight contender, Ian Heinisch (34:36) then joins the show. Rising UFC bantamweight contender, Randy Costa (45:37) comes on. Closing out the program is UFC bantamweight, Adrian Yanez (1:03:03).

Khamzat Chimaev needs to get tested against the top dogs, says Ian Heinisch: “He’s definitely got some lessons to learn”

Khamzat Chimaev needs to get tested against the top dogs, says Ian Heinisch, suggesting that “he’s definitely got some lessons to learn.”. Heinisch has been in-and-out of the UFC middleweight top-15 over the last few years, a place which Chimaev occupied briefly following his quick KO win over Gerald Meerschaert last year. Heinisch, of course, also has a big KO win over Meerschaert, but unlike Chimaev, Heinisch never got the sort of hype that Chimaev got after he knocked Meerschaert out. And while Heinisch says he can’t hate on the “stud” Chimaev for getting the hype, he still believes that the young Swede has a lot to learn inside the Octagon.
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Ian Heinisch vs. Nassourdine Imavov targeted for July 24 UFC event

Ian Heinisch and Nassourdine Imavov will both look to get back on track this summer. Heinisch and Imamov are set to clash in a middleweight contest at a UFC Fight Night event July 24, according to MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck. Heinisch (14-4) has lost three of his past four fights,...

Watch Kelvin Gastelum defeat Ian Heinisch | UFC Vegas 24 free fight

Kelvin Gastelum hopes to continue his climb back into title contention when he faces former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker in the main event of UFC Vegas 24 on Saturday, April 17. The bout has been a long time coming. The two were selected to coach The Ultimate Fighter 28...