Jalin Turner
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Fighting Uros Medic in September
May 12, 2021
Turner and Uros Medic have agreed to a lightweight fight at the UFC's September 25 event, BJPenn.com reports.
Turner is coming off what he made look like an easy win over Brok Weaver last September, so he'll have spent roughly a full year away from the Octagon by the time he takes on Medic. Meanwhile, Medic logged a flawless UFC debut back in March, when he defeated Aalon Cruz in Round 1.
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Blows past Brok Weaver
September 12, 2020
Turner defeated Brok Weaver via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:20 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Easy work. Turner has been very inconsistent during his early days with the UFC, but there was a substantial talent gap between he and Weaver. Turner hammered Weaver on the feet in the early going before choking him out late in Round 2. Turner is a striker by trade (eight of his ten career wins are via knockout) but he's 6-foot-3 and his long limbs are a major asset in the submission game. A win over Weaver doesn't mean much in terms of Turner's future trajectory but it's easy to see why so many people remain high on this guy. The California native turned just 25 years of age this past May.
Accepts short notice fight
September 10, 2020
Turner will fight Brok Weaver at the UFC event this Saturday, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
Turner was supposed to fight last weekend, but had his fight cancelled after Thiago Moises had some concerns surrounding him about COVID-19. Turner gets a chance for this lightweight bout after Frank Camacho was forced to withdraw for undisclosed reasons.
Removed from card
September 5, 2020
Turner won't face Thiago Moises on Saturday, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
Turner and Moises were removed from Saturday's card hours before event due to reported coronavirus concerns surrounding Moises. The event will proceed with eight fights.
Draws Moises in early-September
August 4, 2020
Turner will take on Thiago Moises in a lightweight matchup set for September 5, Raphael Marinho of Combate.com reports.
Turner finished Josh Culibao in the second round in his last trip to the Octagon in February, evening his record at 2-2 with the company and earning a fresh UFC contract. He'll take on a fellow 2-2 fighter in Moises, who came from behind to submit Michael Johnson last May. Turner will own tremendous advantages of six inches in height and seven inches in reach, which should prove useful as he tries to defend the takedowns of Moises. Turner also has a massive edge in the striking department, landing 5.95 significant strikes per minute compared to the mark of 2.68 owned by Moises. Turner should enter as the favorite, but there's always danger against a fighter like Moises who is capable of clamping on a submission at any point.
Inks four-fight deal
February 24, 2020
Turner has agreed to a new four-fight deal with the UFC, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
Turner agrees to this deal fresh off a second-round TKO victory over Josh Culibao at UFC Auckland. It was his first victory in three UFC fights. He will now look to carry that momentum into his first of at least four more bouts in the UFC's octagon.