Jouban submitted in UFC Fight Night co-main event

Paola Ditto
Marzo 21, 2017

SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh suggested the ideal fight for Gunnar Nelson after his second round submission win over Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night 107 last night: A fight against two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson to determine "the real Karate Kid".

And it was his improving stand up that set up his second-round submission victory, dropping Jouban with a big head kick after rocking him with a big right hand.

And Nelson finished the fight by wrapping up his opponent and making him tap with the guillotine choke submission.

"It was just the most obvious opening for me", Nelson stated during the post-fight press conference (via MMAjunkie)". I thought the way it went was the most clinical. Instead of running into him and throwing a bunch of shots to get the knockout, he was out. He's a pretty guy, as well. He's a model. There was no need.

Nelson knew he had already badly hurt Jouban, and, knowing that the Canadian has a secondary career as a model for Versace, did not want to inflict any unnecessary damage to his face.

This aside, it will be interesting to see what comes next for Nelson. Nelson moved in and tied up his opponent near the fence. Nelsonw was ranked #9 heading into the bout, so chances are a fight with another top ten WW will come next.

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