A fan-friendly live-by-the-sword-die-by-the-sword approach has earned Alan Jouban a reputation as one the true action heroes in mixed martial arts.
The Black House and 10th Planet Jiu-Jitsu representative finds himself on the rebound as he prepares to meet the unbeaten Niko Price in a UFC Fight Night 114 welterweight showcase on Saturday at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City. Jouban last competed in the UFC Fight Night 107 co-main event on March 18, when he submitted to a second-round guillotine choke from Icelandic grappling ace Gunnar Nelson. He has never suffered back-to-back defeats in his in his 20-fight career. Jouban sports 10 finishes among his 15 career victories, all 10 by knockout or technical knockout. He has compiled a 6-3 record since arriving in the Ultimate Fighting Championship a little less than three years ago.
Before and during his climb on the mixed martial arts ladder, Jouban -- who moonlights as an actor and model -- has amassed his share of intriguing statistical data:
15: Seconds it took Jouban to dispatch Kyle Griffin with a knee strike in his professional debut at Tachi Palace Fights 8 on Feb. 18, 2011 in Lemoore, California.
.789: The cumulative winning percentage of the five men who have beaten Jouban: Nelson, Albert Tumenov, Warlley Alves, Mike Rhodes and Chidi Njokuani. They have 71 victories between them.
7: Fighters Jouban has finished inside one round. His list of victims includes Brendan O’Reilly, Seth Baczynski and “The Ultimate Fighter Nations” semifinalist Richard Walsh.
62: Percentage of takedowns Jouban has successfully defended in the UFC.
4: Countries in which Jouban has fought. Mexico will be the fifth, joining the United States, England, Australia and Brazil.
5: Strikes Jouban lands per minute in UFC competition, according to FightMetric. He ranks fifth all-time among welterweights with at least five appearances inside the Octagon, trailing only Duane Ludwig (6.72), Donald Cerrone (5.53), Nate Diaz (5.34) and Lorenz Larkin (5.34).
3: “Fight of the Night” awards in the UFC. Jouban banked $50,000 post-fight performance bonuses following his wins over Baczynski, Matt Dwyer and former Titan Fighting Championship titleholder Belal Muhammad.
589: People he follows on Twitter. They include Presidents Barack Obama and Donald Trump, along with wrestling legend Ric Flair, Sherdog.com, UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby, Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr., UFC President Dana White, Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James.
17,519: Students enrolled at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette as of September 2016. Jouban once attended the school but left before completing his degree.
6: Organizations in which Jouban competed before joining the UFC roster. They were Tachi Palace Fights, Shark Fights, National Fight Alliance, USA Mixed Martial Arts, Fight Club OC and Resurrection Fighting Alliance.
0: Submission wins on his resume. A brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Eddie Bravo, Jouban has never tapped an opponent in MMA competition.