Fares Ziam vs. Jamie Mullarkey added to UFC event on October 17th.
Australian lightweight Jamie Mullarkey was set to face Jalin Turner earlier on in the year but was ultimately forced to withdraw from the fight at UFC on ESPN+ 26: Felder vs. Hooker. Mullarkey (14-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) hasn’t fought since his debut unanimous decision loss against Brad Riddell at UFC 243. Mullarkey (12-3) is coming off a loss to Brad Riddell in a Fight of the Night effort at UFC 243 in Australia back in October. Mullarkey proved to have a ton of heart, and a iron chin, during time at war. Now, he needs to prove he can pull off a win inside the octagon at the biggest of stages.
On October 17, French born Fares Ziam will face Aussie Jamie Mullarkey in the United Arab Emirates, at the “Fight Island”, held on Yas Ialand, Abu Dhabi. The 23-year-old MMA lightweight athlete, who lost on his UFC debut to South African Don Mage (by unanimous decision: 30-27, 30-27, 29-28) on September 7 2019, therefore both fighters will look to get there hand raised for the first time in their UFC career. Ziam has a background in kickboxing as he’s a former K1 European champion. Being primarily a kickboxer you can expect his takedown defense to be constantly at test. France’s Ziam is a expert on the feet and throws excellent leg kicks landing with consistency throughout his fights. He also does a great job throwing leg kicks at the end of combinations. Ziam has good hands, is pretty quick and counters well.
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145 lbs.: Brian Ortega vs. Chan Sung Jung
205 lbs.: Krzysztof Jotko vs. Makhmud Muradov
125 lbs.: Jessica Andrade vs. Katlyn Chookagian
265 lbs.: Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Ciryl Gane
125 lbs.: Poliana Botelho vs. Gillian Robertson
205 lbs.: Modestas Bukauskas vs. Jimmy Crute
155 lbs.: Mateusz Gamrot vs. Magomed Mustafaev
170 lbs.: Muslim Salikhov vs. Claudio Silva
185 lbs.: Yong Jin Park vs. John Phillips
125 lbs: Gillian Robertson vs. Poliana Botelho
205 lbs.: Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. Maxim Grishin
135 lbs.: Said Nurmagomedov vs. Mark Striegl
170 lbs.: Mounir Lazzez vs. David Zawada
155 lbs: Fares Ziam vs. Jamie Mullarkey