Alan Jouban is moving up to the big show. | Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Seth Baczynski will welcome Octagon newcomer Alan Jouban to the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight division next month.
The organization Tuesday announced that Baczynski and Jouban are set to square off Aug. 16 as part of UFC Fight Night “Bader vs. St. Preux” at Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The Fox Sports 1-broadcast card is topped by a light heavyweight bout between Ryan Bader and Ovince St. Preux.
After beginning his second UFC stint with a four-fight winning streak, Baczynski has suffered losses in three of his last four outings, most recently dropping a unanimous decision to Thiago Alves in April. The 32-year-old “Polish Pistola” holds an overall UFC record of 5-4, including wins over Matt Brown and Neil Magny.
Jouban, 31, enters the UFC after a 3-1 run with Resurrection Fighting Alliance, where he nabbed a split decision from Ricky Legere Jr. last month. The Los Angeles-based fighter-slash-model has recorded finishes in seven of his nine career victories.