UFC 255 Results: Alan Jouban Outlasts Jared Gooden in Possible Retirement Fight

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - NOVEMBER 21: (R-L) Alan Jouban punches Jared Gooden in their welterweight bout during the UFC 255 event at UFC APEX on November 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

UFC veteran Alan Jouban got back into the win column Saturday night, picking up a hard-fought win over Jared Gooden at UFC 255.

Jared Gooden made his Octagon debut at UFC 255 on Saturday — and “Nite Train” pulled a rather tough assignment for a first UFC outing, going up against Alan Jouban. A longtime welterweight fighter for promotions like NFC and Titan FC, Gooden had piled up over 20 fights prior to joining the big show.

Jouban, meanwhile, had spent six years in the UFC but was looking to right the ship after winning just one of his last four fights.

Gooden started off fast and put the pressure on the more established fighter in Jouban. Gooden burst in and ate a hard right hand, then an elbow on the break from Jouban. Jouban landed a kick to the body but Gooden continued to swing for the bleachers. Gooden landed a hard straight right hand and Gooden looked to land a flurry but Jouban seemed calm. Jouban landed a hard right hand that caused Gooden to shell up and seemed to get his respect. Jouban began slamming his left leg into the body of Gooden, his kicks sounded like gunshots that echoed around the Apex. Jouban seemed to get into a good rhythm after a rough start, leading into round two.

Gooden came out aggressive again, and Jouban was forced to utilize some head movement early. Gooden landed a hard left hand followed by a right hook that stunned Jouban for a moment, but Gooden didn’t rush for the finish. Instead, it was Jouban that would nearly get the finish, as Jouban landed a hard left hand that hurt Gooden badly, and Jouban swarmed for the finish. Gooden seemed to recover but was hurt badly again by Jouban after eating a hard right hand, but Jouban was clearly exhausted. Gooden was able to end the round getting Jouban’s back, and ended the insane round throwing a combination at Jouban.

Jouban opened up quickly and landed multiple hard kicks to the body and legs of Gooden. Gooden wasn’t phased, however, and landed a hard right hand that stunned Jouban for a moment. The action was paused for a moment after a knee to the groin of Jouban. Jouban came out of the break aggressive and swarming Gooden, Jouban began pumping his jab out at the tiring Gooden and looking to chain combinations together. Gooden shot in for a takedown in the final minute, but Jouban got a deep guillotine attempt in. Jouban got the choke in super deep, but Gooden was saved by the bell, as it appeared that he was mere moments away from tapping.

Alan Jouban def. Jared Gooden by Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)

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