Pros react to Gunnar Nelson’s submission victory over Alan Jouban

By Chris Taylor - March 18, 2017

Pros react to Gunnar Nelson’s submission victory over Alan Jouban

A key welterweight tilt served as the co-main event of today’s UFC Fight Night 107 event in London as Gunnar Nelson took on surging contender Alan Jouban.

Alan Jouban was able to land some solid kicks while the fight was on its feet in the opening five minutes. However, as soon as Gunnar took the contest to the ground he was able to dominate Jouban with his sensational grappling techniques.

Early in the fights second-round Gunnar was able to catch Jouban with a hard punch that sent Alan staggering back towards the cage. Gunnar followed up with a high kick and then dragged Jouban to the floor where he promptly submitted Alan with a guillotine choke.

Here is how the pros reacted to Gunnar Nelson’s impressive submission victory:

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Check out the full play-by-play from the UFC Fight Night 107 Gunnar Nelson vs. Alan Jouban bout below.

Round one begins and Jouban presses forward and lands a nice leg kick to start. He follows that up with another one, this time inside. Gunnar takes the center of the octagon. He presses forward and pushes Alan against the cage. Jouban defends the initial takedown attempt from Gunnar. He breaks free and then lands another hard leg kick. Jouban with a left. The fighters clinch and Gunnar throws a couple of uppercuts before they break. Jouban with a body shot and then a leg kick. He circles out and then lands a good kick to the body of Nelson. Jouban is doing a good job of keeping Gunnar at bay here. Nelson drives forward and grabs a hold of Jouban. He throws Alan to the floor but Jouban pops right back up to his feet. Gunnar stays on him and proceeds to score with a takedown. He begins working from half guard but then quickly moves to mount. Jouban is trying to scramble but Gunnar is not having it. Nelson lands a nice left hand from the top. He begins working for an arm-triangle choke. He lets go of that and drops down a hard elbow. Alan is in total defense mode but survives until the horn sounds to end round one.

Round two begins and Jouban tarts off quickly with a body shot and then a low kick. He presses forward with a nice combination that forces Gunnar to retreat. Nelson circles out and then comes forward with a punch that absolutely rocks Jouban. He follows up with a high kick and then drags Alan to the floor. Gunnar locks up a choke and this one is over!

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