Alan Jouban returns to the cage this coming Saturday to face off against Ben Saunders in the prelims of UFC on Fox 28.
The last time we saw Jouban was when he lost to Niko Price in the form of TKO. In fact, last year was not the best year for Jouban as he fought twice and lost both times. This is the first time he lost twice in a row in his UFC career which means he is more motivated than ever to put on an excellent performance and return to the winning side.
For the people that are familiar with Alan Jouban, the man has multiple talents outside of being a fighter which includes being a model for top brands such as Versace. He is also an actor and a host alongside Karyn Bryant on their podcast, MMA H.E.A.T. Although he has many exciting jobs, all of his focus is on his upcoming fight.
A 10th Planet collision
Jouban’s return to the Octagon will see him up against a familiar face in Ben Saunders, who also trains under the 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu banner. The two had trained together in the past and are on good terms with one another. Saunders is usually cornered by Eddie Bravo, the founder of 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu.
This time around, however, Bravo won’t be taking any sides as Jouban and Saunders clash at UFC on FOX 28.
Although they may be friends, Jouban is still determined to get the win and put on a show while doing so.
After all, professional fighters should be able to fight one another without creating any personal animosity. With two back-to-back losses on the record, a remarkable victory would put him right back on track towards becoming one of the top guys in the welterweight division. With wins over the likes of Mike Perry and Belal Muhammad, we know Jouban has the potential to crack into the top #15 in the division.
UFC on FOX 28 is a stacked card from top to bottom, and we are sure to witness some amazing fights. Alan Jouban vs. Ben Saunders is one fight not to miss.