Alan Jouban Talks KO Win Over Friend Ben Saunders At UFC Orlando, His Emotional Speech + Broken Foot


MMA H.E.A.T.’s Karyn Bryant spoke with our podcast partner/UFC Welterweight Alan Jouban and got the story on his impressive KO victory over Ben Saunders at UFC Orlando on February 25, 2018. Alan talks about fighting someone he considers a friend, how his family’s presence at the fight motivated him, the strategy he was able to implement during the fight and how he felt about getting Fight Of The Night. In addition, Alan explains the foot injury he suffered during the scrap, when he might be ready to fight again and why a match-up with Cowboy Cerrone may or may not be a great idea.

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MMA H.E.A.T. is a headline-making production company dedicated to covering the emerging sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Hosted by FOX Sports anchor and former CNN anchor, Karyn Bryant, our content ranges from intimate fighter interviews, to event coverage (UFC, Bellator, WSOF, RUFF), to technique instruction and beyond. Success in MMA is the result of four core elements: Heart. Endurance. Aggression. Technique.™ Our unique magazine style series celebrates all of these pieces of the MMA fighting puzzle in a way that fans love. MMA H.E.A.T. is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and operates worldwide through partnerships and affiliates. It was co-founded by Wade Eck and Karyn Bryant.

53 Comments on "Alan Jouban Talks KO Win Over Friend Ben Saunders At UFC Orlando, His Emotional Speech + Broken Foot"

  1. Here is the card for UFC 222- Justino vs Kunksyakta
    UFC Fight Pass Prelims at 630PM/330PM
    Light Heavyweight Division
    Jordan Johnson 8-0: 2-0 vs Adam Milstead 8-1, 1NC: 1-0, 1NC

    Bantamweight Division
    7. Bryan Caraway 21-7: 6-2 vs Cody Stamann 16-1: 2-0

    Welterweight Division
    Mike Pyle 27-13-1: 10-8 vs Zak Ottow 15-5: 2-2

    Prelims on FS1 @ 8Pm/5PM
    Middleweight Division
    CB Dolloway 16-8: 10-8 vs. Hector Lombard 34-8-1, 2NC: 3-6, 1NC

    Bantamweight Division
    8. John Dodson 19-9: 8-4 vs. 10. Pedro Munhoz 15-2, 1NC: 5-2, 1NC

    Lightweight Division
    12. Beneli Darush 14-3-1: 8-3-1 vs. Alex Hernadez 8-1

    Women's Strawweight Division
    Mackenzie Dern 5-0 vs. Ashley Yoder 5-3: 0-2

    Main Card on Pay per view @ 10pm/7pm
    Women's Bantamweight Division
    5. Ketlen Viera 9-0: 3-0 vs. 6. Cat Zingano 9-2: 2-2

    Heavyweight Division
    10. Stefan Struve 28-9: 16-7 vs. 12. Andrei Arlovski 26-15, 1NC: 15-9

    Bantamweight Division
    Sean O Malley 9-0; 1-0 vs. Andre Soukthamth 12-5: 1-2

    Featherweight Division
    2. Frankie Edgar 22-5-1: 16-5-1 vs. 3. Brian Ortega 13-0, 1NC: 5-0, 1NC

    UFC Women's Featherweight Championship
    c. Cristiane Justino 19-1, 1NC: 4-0 vs. Yana Kuntiskaya 10-3, 1NC

  2. I agree with Karyn. It was one of Alan's best performances. When Jessica Andrade vs Tecia Torres, I was nervous for Alan. That fight tore the roof off the building. Should have been 5 rounds. Hopefully this performance by Alan is in Sean and Micks minds cause whenever they match him up next time, it should be against someone like Donald Cerrone. I agreed with Mike, I thought that is a good matchup cause Donald is ranked #11. If Alan can be Cerrone, that should get him with a number next to his name. Hopefully that can be the main event of a FS1 fight night, Alan has done so much for the UFC that he deserves to get that main event treatment.

  3. I'm so proud and happy for my guy Alan! In my picks I picked Jouban to win by 2nd round ko and when he did I was even more pumped. And the fact he had an emphatic EA UFC type knockout, just a taste of what's to come this year. Alan is gonna be in the top 10 by the end of the year, trust me. Respect to Ben, but Alan is another level. Also shout out Cage! lol

  4. Man was I so relieved when Alan won. That post fight speech was so very touching too. I know Covington wouldn't sign for the fight but I'd pay money to see Alan vs. Colby. I hope the UFC will put together Emil Meek vs. Alan next. I know it doesn't make sense record wise but would be fun.

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