Month: May 2018

The UFC is eyeing a bout between exciting welterweights Alan Jouban and Danny Roberts for UFC Hamburg this summer, at least according to Jouban.

Late last week Jouban took to Instagram, posting an InstaStory of the bout contract for the July 22 event. The picture was deleted shortly after, but Jouban reaffirmed the news on his podcast with Karyn Bryant, The MMA Heat, this past Monday.

“Just got a contract in [for] Germany [on] July 22nd,” Jouban said. “They’ve got me eyeballing Danny Roberts. I’m just waiting to see if it’s official. I don’t know yet, but I have received a contract. So that leads me to believe this fight will be happening. They’ve just got to sign it on their end.

“I wanted LA and I wanted Vegas,” Jouban continued. “But I’ve moved past that honestly. I’ve kind of flipped that switch and accepted it [and] visualized it, now that I have an opponent.”

Predominantly strikers, Jouban and Roberts both bring it each and every time they step into the cage.

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There are few gyms more renowned in the United States than Henri Hooft‘s Hard Knocks 365. The former head coach of the expired mega-team the Blackzilians and follow-up gym Combat Club always has a whole mob of MMA fighters follow him wherever he ends up A head coach is certainly the backbone of any MMA team, but it also takes some unsung heroes for a team to thrive.

Rhode Island’s Sean Soriano (10-5) is one of those instrumental parts.

The 28-year-old who now resides in South Florida has been a essential piece of the Hard Knocks 365 puzzle. Not only is he a main training partner to the likes of Andre Soukhamthath, Danny Roberts, Nik Lentz, Kamaru Usman, and Michael Chandler, Soriano also travels the globe cornering them.

“I’ve come to learn Henri Hooft’s system down pat,” says Soriano. “These guys kind of trust me with my stand up in the corners. It’s been a blessing as an experience to be that close to fighters.”

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