UFC welterweight Alan Jouban continued his win streak when he defeated Mike Perry at #UFC206 last weekend, and now a video has surfaced that was filmed backstage during the emotionally charged moments before making his walk to the Octagon.
"After nearly 20 professional fights in my career this was one of the most intense "on deck" holding periods I've had. There's a lot of layers to this sport that never get seen before 2 guys step foot in the cage. Mental periods. Other than the weeks of preparation there is this last minute moment. Where your opponent is just on the other side of that curtain and you are waiting to make your walk to the octagon. I could hear him and his team hollering next to me," he wrote on his official Instagram.
Jouban would enter the cage and dominate Perry for three rounds, securing the win against an opponent he pegged as a bully leading up the fight.
This was arguably his most impressive win to date, as he was the underdog going into the fight against a formerly undefeated opponent. He is steadily moving closer to the welterweight Top 15 rankings, having won five of his last six bouts.
Jouban has also swiftly climbed the ranks in the modeling world, having just participated in a Versace campaign alongside Gigi Hadid, and he is also a regular on UFC Now which airs on UFC Fight Pass.