Alan Jouban vs. Ben Saunders added to UFC on FOX 28 in Orlando

A battle between two welterweight veterans has been added to UFC on FOX 28 with “Brahma” meeting “Killa B.”

UFC officials recently announced that Alan Jouban (15-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) and Ben Saunders (21-8-2 MMA, 9-5 UFC) will meet at the Feb. 24 event, which takes place at Amway Center in Orlando, Fla. While the bout order has yet to be revealed, UFC on FOX 28’s main card airs on FOX following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

Jouban finds himself in a unique position, looking to rebound from a two-fight losing streak for the first time in his professional career. Jouban was in action most recently at August’s UFC Fight Night 114 in Mexico, where he suffered a TKO loss to Niko Price, which followed a prior submission defeat at the hands of Gunnar Nelson. Prior to the losses, Jouban had racked up consecutive wins over Mike Perry, Belal Muhammad and Brendan O’Reilly.

Saunders returns to action for the first time since a disappointing TKO loss to Peter Sobotta at May’s UFC Fight Night 109 event in Sweden. The setback snapped a two-fight winning streak for Saunders that included a UFC win over Court McGee and a 17-second submission win over Jacob Volkmann on the regional circuit. Saunders, 34, has a lengthy history with the UFC, making his official UFC debut in 2007 following a stint on “The Ultimate Fighter 6.”

With the addition to the card, UFC on FOX 28 includes:

  • Alan Jouban vs. Ben Saunders
  • Jake Collier vs. Marcin Prachnio
  • Olivier Aubin-Mercier vs. Gilbert Burns

For more on UFC on FOX 28, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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