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Alan Jouban, Warlley Alves disagree on UFC Fight Night 56 official decision

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Alexandre Loureiro, Inovafoto

UBERLANDIA, Brazil -- Alan Jouban and Warlley Alves fought to a close decision at UFC Fight Night 56 in Uberlandia, Brazil, on Nov. 8, and the official result was a controversial one.

All three judges scored the bout 29-28 in favor of the Brazilian, but Jouban feels he should have got the win in Brazil.

"First off, I didn’t agree with the judges, obviously," Jouban said at the post-fight press conference. "I give Warlley a lot of credit, he brought a great fight. He’s definitely a tough competitor. I feel like some of the shots I hit him with might have taken out other guys and he stayed on his feet, so all credit to Warlley."

Jouban, who dropped to 1-1 under the UFC banner with the loss, believes he only lost the first round against the TUF: Brazil 3 winner.

"I felt like he won the first round. He got the takedown in the second, but I got up and finished strong. The third round was pretty obvious," Jouban said. "I gotta go back and look at it, but first thoughts after the fight I was kind of upset with the decision."

Alves disagrees with his opponent, though.

The Brazilian prospect, who was coming off a submission victory over Marcio Alexandre Jr. in his Octagon debut on May 31, feels he did enough to win the bout.

"I believe the first round was mine. The second round was closer, but I managed to take him down and hold him there. The third was clearly his," Alves said. "The judges are prepared to judge under the UFC rules, and I trust their decision. I won’t leave it to the judges next time."