2012 World MMA Welterweight Scouting Report: #7 - Alan Jouban

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Photo by Jeff Sherwood, Sherdog

Name: 22px-flag_of_the_united_states Alan Jouban
Nickname: --
Age: 30
Height: 6'0"
Location:
California

Chiming in at the top of the 2012 World MMA Scouting Report age limit, 30-year-old Alan Jouban (3-1) hopes to add evidence to the theory that 30 is the new 20. The Legends MMA team member is currently riding a two-fight win streak heading into 2012, beating D.J. Robertson at Shark Fights 20 in October and knocking out Andrew Goldthwaithe at Shark Fights 17 in July. His only blemish came at Tachi Palace Fight 9 where he ran into vaunted striker Chidi Njokuani, breaking in the third round after a kick to the body grounded him.

Despite the setback, it hasn't soured any thoughts that Jouban can progress to an elite level. A modeling career previously derailed his aspirations to become a fighter, but those days are now behind him, and he's ready to attempt a serious run in mixed martial arts. With an extensive Muay Thai background, excellent grappling chops, and a stable of UFC and Strikeforce veterans at his disposal, the potential is high for Jouban to punch a ticket into a major organization with a few notable wins under his belt.

The noticeable flaw that may hinder his progression is his undersized gas tank. The Goldwaithe bout spotlighted the issue, and other areas of his game naturally disintegrated as he grew more tired. Luckily, his opponent was equally tired and less skilled. In battles against better competition, Jouban will need to ensure that doesn't happen again.

At 30 years of age, the window of opportunity is smaller for Jouban than his younger counterparts. If he intends to make a serious run in the sport, he'll need to ramp up his conditioning and continue honing his skills in other areas. 2012 should be taken as a development year for Jouban, but I wouldn't put it past him to get some interest from larger organizations by year-end.

Check out video footage of Alan Jouban after the jump...

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Alan Jouban vs. Andrew Goldwaithe
Shark Fights 17 - July 17, 2011


Alan Jouban vs. Kyle Griffin
TPF 8 - February 18, 2011

Alan Jouban Gogoplata from Rubber Guard CFL MMA
Combat Fight League

Joden Sieders vs Alan Jouban
Amateur - TUFF-n-NUFF - May 28, 2010

Alan Jouban vs. Dustin Chevalier
Amateur Debut - The Future Stars of Mixed Martial Arts - March 26, 2010

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