This weekend at UFC 272 the fight fans will witness a power-packed fight card which will be taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. In the featured prelims, Jalin Turner will be taking on Jamie Mullarkey in a Lightweight bout.
The American lightweight fighter Jalin Turner is currently on a three-fight win streak in the promotion. ‘The Tarantula’ has an overall MMA record of 11-5. All of Jalin Turner’s wins have been finishes (eight knockouts and three submissions).
Jamie Mullarkey also possesses a highly exciting fighting style. The Australian has managed to finish 13 of his 14 fights in MMA. Mullarkey has already received a ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus for his bout against Brad Riddell at UFC 243.
Jalin Turner vs Jamie Mullarkey Stats
Height/Reach: 6 ft 3 inches/ 77 inches
Height/Reach: 6 ft 0 inches/ 74 inches
Jalin Turner vs Jamie Mullarkey Fight Breakdown and Prediction
Turner continues to make a case as one of the lightweight division’s top prospects. A massive lightweight, Turner had a slow start to his career on a major stage. He did not earn a contract via Dana White’s Contender Series after his opponent suffered an injury, but the UFC opted to bring him in for a horrifically difficult debut at welterweight against Vicente Luque.
Australia’s Mullarkey looked pretty well-rounded on the regional scene. His UFC debut against fellow newcomer Brad Riddell was an excellent war that saw Riddell get the nod, but Mullarkey’s subsequent loss to Fares Ziam was a bit worrisome in regards to his UFC future.
Mullarkey’s persistence and toughness could cause Turner a lot of problems, as that has typically been the way to beat the American in the past, but the bet is that Turner can make Mullarkey eat enough offense along the way to separate himself on the scorecards, particularly with his recent improvements on the mat.