MMA Preview – Alan Jouban vs Dwight Grant at UFC 236

AT A GLANCE

When is UFC 236? Sunday 14th April, 2019 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is UFC 236? State Farm Arena, Atlanta, Georgia

What channel is UFC 236? BT Sport 1

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THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Alan Jouban is back in action after more than a year out. Jouban had to pull out of his last fight against Danny Roberts with a nasty neck injury but returns hoping to pick up where he left off in his last outing, which was his best performance to date. It was a violent exchange with Ben Saunders in which he displayed an array of creative strikes ,before cleaning his clock with a left hand.

Dwight Grant earned a contract with a vicious knockout over Tyler Hill on Dana White’s Contender Series. However, he lost his UFC debut against Zak Ottow, just missing out on a decision, but he bounced back in his last fight against Carlo Pedersoli by countering a kick with a straight right to send him airbourne.

THE PREDICTION

Grant is all limbs and his reach advantage will be crucial against Jouban, an experienced and dangerous striker, so Grant will have to execute a strategy to keep the distance and avoid the variety of striking that will head his way.

If the fight goes to the floor you have to favour Jouban, whom has rapidly improving Jiu-Jitsu, but this is likely to remain on the feet and, considering their knockout tallies, another finish is very likely. However, their toughness may see them through to a decision where Jouban's output and array of strikes will pay dividends.

Winner: Jouban via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric