In a heavy contender for the Fight of the Night award, Alan Jouban made a successful debut against Seth Baczynski at UFC Fight Night 47. After Baczynski had Jouban hurt, dropping the prospect and almost getting the finish, Jouban came back to rock Baczynski with a counter and pounced on him, landing a one-punch knockout to get the victory in his UFC debut.
Alan Jouban has now won three straight, and his record stands at 10-2. Baczynski has now lost four of his last five, though his last two losses have been entertaining to say the least. Baczynski’s recent streak suggests that he may now be cut, though he remains a game fighter who competes in fun fights and may stick around for another bout.
In one of the funnest one-round fights in recent memory, Jouban increased his fan base with a memorable KO victory.
Here is how the fight played out.
Baczynski has lost three of his last four contests, though is coming in off a spectacular fight with Thiago Alves. Jouban makes his UFC debut after going 3-1 under RFA, winning his last two coming into this fight and coming off a fun fight of his own against Ricky Legere jr.
Round 1 – Baczynski circling on the outside, trying to frustrate Jouban with his jab. A lot of feints and feelers from both fighters. Baczynski misses with a hook and Jouban almost lands a counter. Nice short left by Jouban, now a body kick. Leg kick by Jouban, and a left counter by Baczynski. Baczynski lands a nice 1-2 and Jouban sneaks in a right hook. A couple of leg kicks from Alan. Great right counter lands, that hurt Baczynski. Baczynski struggling to land, Jouban timing the strikes very well. Huge high kick lands, but Jouban gets dropped by a counter! Crazy exchange! Jouban now gets the clinch and has Baczynski against the fence. Jouban dropped to his knees for a second. Baczynski lands a combination, then drops for a takedown and he has it. He’s in the guard. Jouban already active from the bottom, but Baczynski landing some big shots. Jouban gets back up to his feet, and lands a knee then a short shot in the clinch. Big combination by Polish Pistola, who then goes in for a takedown which is stuffed. Each fighter landing some big shots. Baczynski pressing forward and overwhelming Jouban now. Huge shots. Jouban with the knee, then a body shot, but Baczynski having a lot of success. Jouban misses the spinning elbow. A huge combination lands on Baczynski and he’s hurt! He’s out! A huge shot by Jouban! Holy moly what a fight! He was on the cusp of defeat and Jouban gets a huge knockout!
Result: Jouban via KO (punch) at 4:23 in first round.
No exaggeration, that’s up there with one of the greatest one-round contests in UFC history. Simply brilliant action. This Jouban guy has some holes, but boy is he fun.
Here are the results for the event so far, you can follow the coverage of the full card here.
Alan Jouban def. Seth Baczynski via KO (punch) at 4:23 in first round.
Shawn Jordan def. Jack May via TKO (punches) at 2:03 in third round.
Thiago Tavares def. Robbie Peralta via submission (rear naked choke) at 4:27 in first round.
Jussier Formiga def. Zach Makovsky via unanimous decision (29-28 x3).
Sara McMann def. Lauren Murphy via split decision (29-28 x3, 28-29).
Tom Watson def. Sam Alvey via unanimous decision (29-28 x3).
Frankie Saenz def. Nolan Ticman via unanimous decision (30-27 x3).