In the world of combat sports anything can happen, especially in the heat of a sanctioned bout. While everyone can support that argument by bringing up the rarer finishes—such as the spinning knockouts, flying knees, slams, and the unorthodox submissions, among others—the unpredictability often comes from the combatants themselves.  Every generation in the past brought something to the fight game that their predecessors didn’t, and over time, those new tricks helped add another dimension to their sport, whether it be kickboxing, mixed martial arts, or any other combat sport.

This past Saturday night  night, former Resurrection Fighting Alliance welterweight Alan Jouban made his UFC debut against Seth Baczynski. To call Jouban’s performance exemplary would be an understatement. He got hit with some clean shots and fell on the receiving end of a takedown, but it never stifled him. In fact, Jouban only needed one well timed uppercut to drop the The Ultimate Fighter 11 standout and win the fight, which would go on to take the “Fight of The Night” bonus.

Naturally, after someone makes a successful UFC debut, it makes sense to get ahead of ourselves for a moment and question their end potential. This proves no different, considering that Jouban finished Baczynski with relative ease, but how far can the dude really go in the UFC’s crowded welterweight pool? Actually, he can go as far as he wants to.

Every UFC welterweight aspires to eventually get a crack at the belt, currently held by Johny Hendricks. With Juban’s upside, it’s only a matter of time before we all witness if he has to get a shot at the welterweight title.

About The Author

Dale De Souza
Staff Writer

Dale De Souza is a 22-year-old kid straight out of Texas, who grew up around Professional Wrestling but embraced the beauty of Mixed Martial Arts and Combat Sports at a young age. Dale is a Featured Columnist at Bleacher Report MMA, a writer at The MMA Corner.