Freelance: Alan Jouban Injured, Out of UFC 213
UFC welterweight (170-pound) fighter Alan “Brahma” Jouban (15-5 in MMA and 6-3 in the UFC) took to Instagram earlier today to reveal that he had unfortunately suffered a foot injury, specifically a fracture, and could no longer compete as planned in his upcoming bout opposite Brian “The Mantis” Camozzi on July 8 at the UFC 213 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas.
A replacement for the younger brother of UFC veteran Chris Camozzi has yet to be announced by the promotion.
“It turns out that I fractured my foot on Friday at sparring,” Jouban said. “I’ve been training on it for three days now with a broken foot. So, that puts me out of my fight July 8th. A little bit disappointing. I’ve been healthy training my butt off for two months, I finally get a fight, and I’m injured. So, I’m sorry to everyone, family, friends, everyone excited for it. I’m going to have to push it back a couple more weeks, as soon as I can get another fight.”
Jouban would have matched up well against Camozzi. Per FightMetric LLC, he lands five significant strikes per minute while his would-be opponent lands just 1.71 with a striking accuracy rate of just 31 percent compared to Jouban’s 52 percent. While Jouban does absorb 3.35 significant strikes per minute, Camozzi absorbs 6.55 in that time. There is also a striking defense differential of 61 percent to 48 percent in Jouban’s favor.
He also led in grappling categories across the board as Camozzi produced goose eggs in each with the exception of leading Jouban in average submission attempts in a fight (per every 15 minutes, a regulation non-title bout) with 2.3 attmpts. Jouban currently has a takedown average of just 0.58 but an accuracy rate of 50 percent and a takedown defense rate of 62 percent.
The 35-year-old Jouban had been on a tear as of late, racking up three consecutive victories (a technical knockout win due to elbows and punches followed by to unanimous decision wins) before most recently succumbing to the guillotine choke of “Notorious” Conor McGregor teammate, Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson (16-2-1 in MMA and 7-2 in the UFC) in March.
Neither Jouban or Camozzi is inside the top 15 of the UFC welterweight rankings at this time but Nelson is currently ranked at #9, so it is possible that the organization may give Camozzi an opponent that is somewhere in the lower-middle of the proverbial pack if they felt confident enough in a bout with Jouban.
However, Camozzi did fall in his UFC debut to an also unranked Randy “Rude Boy” Brown by TKO (knees and punches) in December after a three-fight, three-finish winning streak in the Resurrection Fighting Alliance (now the Legacy Fighting Alliance) developmental promotion.
Below is the updated full fight card (current as of June 7) as originally reported by MMAFighting.com.
Amanda Nunes vs. Valentina Shevchenko
Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker
Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone
Fabricio Werdum vs. Alistair Overeem
Anthony Pettis vs. Jim Miller
Travis Browne vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Jordan Mein vs. Belal Muhammad
Curtis Blaydes vs. Daniel Omielanczuk
Brian Camozzi vs. TBA
Thiago Santos vs. Gerald Meerschaert