Alan Jouban

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Alan Jouban
BornAlan Michael Jouban
(1981-11-25) November 25, 1981 (age 37)
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Other namesBrahma
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Weight171 lb (78 kg; 12 st 3 lb)
Reach74 in (188 cm)
Fighting out ofLos Angeles, California, United States
TeamBlack House
10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu
TrainerMuay Thai: Julio Trana Jr.[2]
Jiu-Jitsu: Eddie Bravo[3]
Wrestling: Kenny Johnson
RankBrown belt in 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu under Eddie Bravo[4]
Years active2010-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout11
By decision5
By knockout3
By submission1
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Alan Michael Jouban[5] (born November 25, 1981) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently fighting in the Welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2010, Jouban has also formerly competed for Shark Fights, RFA and Tachi Palace Fights.


Born and raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Jouban competed in soccer from a young age through high school until tearing his ACL. Jouban later began training in Muay Thai in 2005 at the age of 23, and was undefeated as an amateur, which led him into a career in mixed martial arts.[6]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Jouban had his first amateur fight on March 26, 2010, and won via TKO just 14 seconds into the first round. He had his first professional fight on February 8, 2011 vs. Kyle Griffin, winning via 15 second knockout in the first round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Jouban made his UFC debut on August 16, 2014 against Seth Baczynski at UFC Fight Night 47.[7] Jouban won by knockout in the first round.[8] The back and forth action earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.[9]

Jouban next faced The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 Middleweight winner Warlley Alves on November 8, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 56.[10] Jouban lost the fight by a controversial unanimous decision.[11][12]

Jouban faced Richard Walsh on February 28, 2015 at UFC 184.[13] Jouban won the fight via knockout in the first round.[14]

Jouban was expected to face Brian Ebersole on June 6, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 68.[15] However, Jouban pulled out of the fight in late March citing injury and was replaced by Omari Akhmedov.[16]

Jouban faced Matt Dwyer on July 15, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 71.[17] Despite having a point taken away for an unintentional knee to his opponent's head, he won the back and forth fight by unanimous decision.[18] Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night honors.[19]

Jouban faced Albert Tumenov on October 3, 2015 at UFC 192.[20] He lost the fight via TKO in the first round.[21]

Jouban faced Brendan O'Reilly on March 20, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 85.[22] Jouban won the fight via TKO in the first round.[23]

Jouban was expected to face Nordine Taleb on July 7, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 90.[24] However, Taleb pulled out of the bout in early June citing an injury and was replaced by promotional newcomer Belal Muhammad.[25] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[26] Both participants were awarded Fight of the Night honors for their performance.[27]

Jouban faced Mike Perry on December 17, 2016 at UFC on Fox 22.[28] He won the fight by unanimous decision.[29]

Jouban faced Gunnar Nelson on March 18, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 107.[30] After being rocked with a punch, Jouban lost the fight via a guillotine choke in the second round.[31]

Jouban was briefly linked to a bout with Brian Camozzi on July 8, 2017 at UFC 213.[32] However, Jouban pulled out of the fight on June 6 citing a foot injury.[33]

Jouban faced Niko Price on August 5, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno.[34] He lost the fight via TKO.[35]

Jouban faced Ben Saunders on February 24, 2018 at UFC on Fox 28.[36] He won the back-and-forth fight via knockout in the second round.[37] This win earned him the Fight of the Night bonus.[38]

Jouban was expected to face Danny Roberts on July 22, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 134.[39] However, on July 12, Jouban was pulled out from the fight, citing a neck injury.[40]

Jouban faced Dwight Grant on April 13, 2019 at UFC 236.[41] He lost the fight via split decision.[42]

In addition to this Jouban is a regular guest on the long running weekly television show UFC Now.

Personal life[edit]

Jouban attended and graduated from Ovey Comeaux High School and then went to University of Louisiana at Lafayette in his hometown for a couple of semesters, but left before finishing a degree.[4] Prior to signing with the UFC, Jouban was a professional model and also appeared in several television commercials.[43] He is of French and Syrian descent.[44]

Jouban signed a deal with Versace in 2016. He appeared in a short film as the face of Versace's Dylan Blue fragrance advertisement along with Gigi Hadid.[45][46]

Championships and achievements[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
23 matches 16 wins 7 losses
By knockout 11 3
By submission 0 1
By decision 5 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 16–7 Dwight Grant Decision (split) UFC 236 April 13, 2019 3 5:00 Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win 16–6 Ben Saunders KO (punch) UFC on Fox: Emmett vs. Stephens February 24, 2018 2 2:38 Orlando, Florida, United States Fight of the Night.
Loss 15–6 Niko Price TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Pettis vs. Moreno August 5, 2017 1 1:44 Mexico City, Mexico
Loss 15–5 Gunnar Nelson Submission (guillotine choke) UFC Fight Night: Manuwa vs. Anderson March 18, 2017 2 0:46 London, England
Win 15–4 Mike Perry Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson December 17, 2016 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 14–4 Belal Muhammad Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez July 7, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 13–4 Brendan O'Reilly TKO (elbows and punches) UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Mir March 20, 2016 1 2:15 Brisbane, Australia
Loss 12–4 Albert Tumenov TKO (head kick and punches) UFC 192 October 3, 2015 1 2:55 Houston, Texas, United States
Win 12–3 Matt Dwyer Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Mir vs. Duffee July 15, 2015 3 5:00 San Diego, California, United States Jouban was deducted one point due to an illegal knee. Fight of the Night.
Win 11–3 Richard Walsh KO (elbow and punches) UFC 184 February 28, 2015 1 2:19 Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss 10–3 Warlley Alves Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Saint Preux November 8, 2014 3 5:00 Uberlândia, Brazil
Win 10–2 Seth Baczynski KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux August 16, 2014 1 4:23 Bangor, Maine, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 9–2 Ricky Legere Jr. Decision (split) RFA 15 June 6, 2014 3 5:00 Culver City, California, United States
Win 8–2 Armando Montoya Jr. KO (punch) RFA 14 April 11, 2014 2 3:33 Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States
Loss 7–2 Mike Rhodes Decision (unanimous) RFA 10 October 25, 2013 5 5:00 Des Moines, Iowa, United States For the RFA Welterweight Championship.
Win 7–1 Chris Spång TKO (punches) RFA 9 August 16, 2013 3 1:23 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 6–1 Rigo Oropeza TKO (punches) Fight Club OC: Rumble on the Range May 16, 2013 1 1:54 Burbank, California, United States Won the Fight Club OC Welterweight Championship.
Win 5–1 Cameron Mayer KO (punch) USA MMA: Stacked 2 June 16, 2012 1 1:24 Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
Win 4–1 Daniel McWilliams Submission (punches) National Fight Alliance: Valley Invasion 2 April 6, 2012 1 0:46 Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 3–1 D.J. Roberson Decision (unanimous) Shark Fights 20 October 15, 2011 3 5:00 Laughlin, Nevada, United States
Win 2–1 Andrew Goldthwaite KO (punches) Shark Fights 17: Horwich vs. Rosholt 2 July 15, 2011 3 2:37 Frisco, Texas, United States
Loss 1–1 Chidi Njokuani TKO (body kick) Tachi Palace Fights 9 May 6, 2011 3 1:27 Lemoore, California, United States
Win 1–0 Kyle Griffin KO (knee) Tachi Palace Fights 8 February 18, 2011 1 0:15 Lemoore, California, United States

Amateur fights[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 2–0 Joden Seiders Submission (rear-naked choke) Tuff-N-Uff: Future Stars of MMA May 28, 2010 1 1:06 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 1–0 Dustin Chevalier TKO (punches) Tuff-N-Uff: Future Stars of MMA March 26, 2010 1 0:14 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Shogun vs. Saint Preux". Retrieved November 10, 2014.
  2. ^ Brian Martin (2015-07-13). "UFC Fight Night 71: Alan Jouban will be taking aim at the chin". LA Daily News.
  3. ^ Marc Raimondi (2014-11-06). "Alan Jouban feels he has extra to prove in UFC due to modeling career". Fox Sports.
  4. ^ a b "Alan Jouban - Official UFC Fighter Profile". Retrieved October 4, 2015.
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  6. ^ Brian Martin (2014-06-05). "RFA 15: Alan Jouban, James Moontasri ready to make name for themselves". LA Daily News.
  7. ^ Staff (2014-07-08). "Seth Baczynski-Alan Jouban welterweight bout added to UFC Fight Night in Maine". Retrieved 2014-07-08.
  8. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-08-16). "UFC Fight Night 47 results: Alan Jouban survives, floors Seth Baczynski".
  9. ^ Staff (2014-08-17). "UFC Fight Night 47 bonuses: Boetsch, Thiago Tavares, Jouban, Baczynski win $50,000". Retrieved 2014-08-17.
  10. ^ Jacob Cooper (2014-09-24). "Warlley Alves meets Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night 56". Retrieved 2014-09-24.
  11. ^ Ken Pishna (2014-11-09). "UFC Brazil Results: Warlley Alves Takes Hometown Decision Over Alan Jouban".
  12. ^ Staff (2014-11-09). "Just how bad was the Warlley Alves vs Alan Jouban decision at UFC Fight Night 56?".
  13. ^ Staff (2014-12-11). "Alan Jouban vs. Richard Walsh booked for UFC 184 in Los Angeles". Retrieved 2014-12-11.
  14. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-02-28). "UFC 184 results, photos: Alan Jouban devastates Richard Walsh with nasty elbow". Retrieved 2015-02-28.
  15. ^ Staff (2015-03-03). "Brian Ebersole vs. Alan Jouban added to UFC Fight Night 68". Retrieved 2015-03-03.
  16. ^ Staff (2015-03-26). "Alan Jouban injured, Omari Akhmedov meets Brian Ebersole at UFC Fight Night 68". Retrieved 2015-03-26.
  17. ^ Damon Martin (2015-04-22). "Alan Jouban vs. Matt Dwyer added to UFC Fight Night in San Diego". Retrieved 2015-04-22.
  18. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2015-07-15). "UFC Fight Night 71 results: Slick cartwheel kick carries Alan Jouban over Matt Dwyer". Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  19. ^ Staff (2015-07-16). "UFC Fight Night 71 bonuses: Frank Mir's crushing KO nets him $50,000". Retrieved 2015-07-16.
  20. ^ Staff (2015-08-05). "UFC 192 adds Alan Jouban vs. Albert Tumenov". Retrieved 2015-08-05.
  21. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2015-10-03). "UFC 192 results: Albert Tumenov stuns Alan Jouban with head kick, finishes with fists". Retrieved 2015-10-03.
  22. ^ Liam Ducey (19 January 2016). "UFC Brisbane gets four more fights". Retrieved 19 January 2016.
  23. ^ Steven Marrocco (2016-03-19). "UFC Fight Night 85 results: Alan Jouban takes out Brendan O'Reilly with first-round TKO". Retrieved 2016-03-19.
  24. ^ Jordan Breen (2016-05-02). "Alan Jouban to face Nordine Taleb at July 7 UFC Fight Night 90". Retrieved 2016-05-02.
  25. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-06-08). "Alan Jouban gets new opponent Belal Muhammad for UFC Fight Night on July 7". Retrieved 2016-06-08.
  26. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-07-07). "UFC Fight Night 90 results: Alan Jouban outworks gutsy Belal Muhammad for decision win". Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  27. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-07-07). "UFC Fight Night bonuses: Alvarez, Jouban, Muhammad, Munhoz collect $50K". Retrieved 2016-07-07.
  28. ^ Brian Martin (2016-10-17). "Alan Jouban vs. Mike Perry added to UFC Sacramento card". Retrieved 2016-10-17.
  29. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2016-12-17). "UFC on FOX 22 results: Disciplined Alan Jouban tops Mike Perry in main-card opener". Retrieved 2016-12-17.
  30. ^ MMA Fighting Newswire (2017-02-13). "Gunnar Nelson faces Alan Jouban at UFC Fight Night 107 in London". Retrieved 2017-02-13.
  31. ^ Steven Marrocco (2017-03-18). "UFC Fight Night 107 results: Gunnar Nelson on point, chokes out Alan Jouban in second". Retrieved 2017-03-18.
  32. ^ Dave Doyle (2017-05-30). "Alan Jouban vs. Brian Camozzi added to UFC 213". Retrieved 2017-05-30.
  33. ^ Shaun Al-Shatti (2017-06-06). "Alan Jouban out of UFC 213 bout against Brian Camozzi due to foot injury". Retrieved 2017-06-06.
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  35. ^ "UFC Fight Night 114 results: Niko Price TKOs Alan Jouban in 1st round to stay unbeaten". MMAjunkie. 2017-08-06. Retrieved 2017-08-06.
  36. ^ Jay Reddick (2017-12-19). "Orlando's Ben Saunders gets hometown UFC fight". Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  37. ^ "UFC on FOX 28 results: Alan Jouban KOs friend Ben Saunders in memorable scrap". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-24. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  38. ^ "UFC on FOX 28 bonuses: Jeremy Stephens' violent KO gets him $50,000". MMAjunkie. 2018-02-25. Retrieved 2018-02-25.
  39. ^ Keith Shillan (2018-05-24). "Alan Jouban vs Danny Roberts in the works for UFC Hamburg". Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  40. ^ "Neck injury forces Alan Jouban out of UFC Hamburg fight against Danny Roberts". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-07-13.
  41. ^ Marcel Dorff (2019-03-13). "Alan Jouban vs. Dwight Grant added to UFC 236 in Atlanta" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2019-03-13.
  42. ^ "UFC 236 results: Dwight Grant retreats way to split decision over Alan Jouban". MMA Junkie. 2019-04-14. Retrieved 2019-04-14.
  43. ^ Elias Cepeda (2014-11-05). "UFC's Alan Jouban - Modeling by chance, fighting by choice". Yahoo!Sports.
  44. ^
  45. ^ "Versace Unveils a Sultry Film for Its "Dylan Blue" Men's Fragrance Starring Gigi Hadid". Hypebeast. Retrieved 2017-06-13.
  46. ^ "Versace Dylan Blue TV Commercial, 'Pour Homme' Featuring Gigi Hadid, Alan Jouban". Retrieved 2017-06-13.

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