Alan Jouban is returning to the cage this weekend, and according to the welterweight, he’ll be doing so after having made some changes to his training.
“Brahma” is scheduled to take on Brendan O’Reilly at UFC Fight Night 85, which will go down in Brisbane, Australia on March 19th (here in the North America at least). It will mark the first time Jouban has fought since he was taken out by Albert Tumenov in October.
Recently Jouban spoke to MMA Junkie.com about the upcoming fight, and while doing so, he had this to say, about his last outing.
“Then I go in there against a very high-level striker like Albert Tumenov, and my striking wasn’t on point, as good as it could have been. It wasn’t as polished as I like it. So I took some of the other things away and shifted it around, put more emphasis on my striking, which is from the beginning what got me to the UFC. This is how I made my name, from being an exciting fighter, who finishes fights, has knockouts. I just adjusted some of the things and put more emphasis on my strengths.”
Although, there’s no shame in getting bested on the feet by a ridiculous striker like Tumenov, you can understand why Jouban elected to go this route.
UFC FN 85 will be headlined by a heavyweight bout between Frank Mir and Mark Hunt.