Jalin Turner vs Jamie Mullarkey booked for UFC 272

Jalin Turner vs Jamie Mullarkey booked for UFC 272

We’ve got an epic lightweight contest added to the UFC 272 lineup, headlined by a pair of ranked welterweights.

Those welterweights are each former two-time title challengers to the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world, Kamaru Usman, and they’re both coming off defeats to him; No. 1 ranked Colby Covington and No. 6 ranked Jorge Masvidal.

It’s finally happening!

Nevertheless, there’s been a great match up recently added to the already stacked event, and that’s Jalin Turner versus Jamie Mullarkey. Both of these talents have the potential to be a handful for everyone in the near future.

This event is to go down on March 5, 2022, at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada.

Turner came to the UFC first, so we’ll start with him. He came over in October of 2018 with a record of 7-3 to face current No. 4 ranked welterweight contender Vicente Luque.

After being knocked out in round one, Turner moved back down to his original weight of 155 lbs.

A flawless 53-second performance would follow, resulting in a TKO victory over Callan Potter (17-7), before losing a unanimous decision to Matt Frevola, bringing his record to 8-5.

Since then however, Turner has won his last three straight over the likes of Joshua Culibao (8-0), Brok Weaver (15-5), and highly touted prospect Uros Medic (7-0), finishing all three; Culibao via TKO, then Weaver and Medic via rear naked choke.

Mullarkey on the other hand came to the UFC one year later in October of 2019 with a record of 12-2 to face Brad Riddell. After a Fight of the Night effort, resulting in a unanimous decision defeat, he was then handed Fares Ziam, who also defeated him via unanimous decision, dropping his record to 12-4.

After facing a pair of stud kickboxers in his freshman and sophomore efforts, Mullarkey then KO’d Khama Worthy (16-7) in just 46 seconds, before knocking Devonte Smith (11-2) out in round two of his latest bout in October.

What makes these performances so impressive is that both of these men are vicious, technical knockout artists themselves. Worthy can be a little wild at times, but no one expected Mullarkey to dust him off the way he did.

Turner comes into this bout with a record of 11-5, while Mullarkey comes in at 14-4.

Turner’s frame is going to be an issue for a lot of opponents, given he’s 6’3” with a 77” reach at 155 lbs. Mullarkey stands 6′ with a 74” reach, so he’s no small man himself.

Of Turner’s 11 victories, all 11 come via finish (8 knockouts, 3 submissions), while of Mullarkey’s 14 victories, 13 come via finish (10 knockouts, 3 submissions).

This has all the makings of a Fight of the Night! How do you see it playing out?

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