Born November 25, 1982, former UFC welterweight Alan Jouban is of French and Syrian descent. The 38-year-old recently announced his retirement from professional mixed martial arts. He racked up a record of 17-7.
Although Jouban is of mixed ethnicity, he was born and raised in Louisiana. He started training in Muay Thai at the age of 23 before moving into mixed martial arts. Alan Jouban holds a brown 10th Planet jiu jitsu belt under Eddie Bravo.
Jouban made his UFC debut in 2014 and fought thirteen times for promotion. In his seven years with the UFC, Alan Jouban won four “Fight of the Night” bonuses. His last UFC fight was against Jared Gooden at UFC 255, which saw “ Brahma ” secure a unanimous decision victory.
Alan Jouban is the man who awarded “Platinum” Mike Perry the first loss of his professional career. The Louisiana native also welcomed Belal Muhammad to the UFC and won by unanimous decision. Jouban has had its ups and downs, including multiple surgeries and even a delayed fight due to testing positive for COVID-19.
After his victory over Perry, ‘Brahma’ rallied for a fight against Rafael dos Anjos. Unfortunately, he didn’t have the fight.
What’s next for Alan Jouban?
Alan Jouban has appeared in several commercials for brands such as Pepsi and Nike and began his modeling career right out of college. He was making money as a professional model long before his foray into combat sports. However, Jouban fell in love with Muay Thai and ultimately MMA, prioritizing his career in the UFC over his modeling.
Now that ‘Brahma’ has retired from professional MMA, he will be looking to spend more time modeling and broadcasting. Given that he has a contract with luxury brand Versace, it’s not hard to see him succeed in the field.
Watch Alan Jouban describe his life as a fighter and model: