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23rd Dec 2016

Watch incredibly intense footage of UFC star psyching himself up before making the walk to the Octagon

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Ben Kiely

What goes through a warrior’s head before they step out from the trenches?

For UFC welterweight Alan Jouban’s last trip to the Octagon at UFC Sacramento, all that was running through his mind was the task at hand. All he could focus on was how he was going to beat his opponent, the streaking knockout artist Mike ‘Platinum’ Perry.

Perry entered into the bout with all the hype surrounding him after winning his first two bouts in the big leagues by a pair of stunning knockouts. However, Jouban wasn’t ready to be just another scalp in Perry’s trophy cabinet. He went through that training camp with the intent of emerging from the fight as the victor and come fight night, that’s exactly what he did.

He achieved that feat by defeating ‘Platinum’ over three rounds to walk away with the unanimous decision victory. All three judges scored the fight in favour of “Brahma” (29-28, 30-27, 30-27) and judging by how fired up he was backstage before the contest, he was never going to lose this one.