Jalin Turner
Out
Injury Knee
Est. Return 5/25/2019
Possible knee injury after loss
WelterweightUFC
Out
April 16, 2019
Turner has been suspended 180 days by the Georgia Athletic and Entertainment Commission pending a physician's clearance of a right knee injury, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Turner has shown flashes of potential, but he was beaten handily by a smaller opponent Saturday night. Along the way, Matt Frevola was able to take him down four times, and Turner did not have an answer for his ground game. It's unclear at what point the knee injury was sustained, but Turner will need to have that cleared if he intends to take the Octagon again prior to October.
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Can't handle pressure of Matt Frevola
WelterweightUFC
Out
April 13, 2019
Turner lost to Matt Frevola via unanimous decision (27-30, 27-30, 27-30) at UFC 236 on Saturday in Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Six inches taller and seemingly at least 25 pounds heavier than his opponent, Turner still couldn't get the job done. His massive advantage on the feet was more than negated by Frevola's takedown attempts. Turner was able to clamp on one deep choke in Round 2, but Frevola was able to survive and Turner never threatened again after that. Turner has some power and he obviously has a terrific frame for the lightweight division, but his overall game needs work. Set to turn 24 years old next month, Turner has time to make the necessary adjustments.
Taking on Matt Frevola at UFC 236
WelterweightUFC
Out
March 18, 2019
Turner (8-4-0) is scheduled to face Matt Frevola (6-1-1) in a lightweight bout April 13 in Atlanta at UFC 236, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Turner registered his first promotional win in his last fight at UFC 234 back on Feb. 9, when he defeated Callan Potter in 53 seconds via TKO. The 23-year-old will now be pitted against another relative UFC newcomer in Frevola, who was handed a majority draw in his most recent fight to move to 0-1-1 since making his promotional debut in January 2018.
Looks utterly dominant
WelterweightUFC
Out
February 9, 2019
Turner defeated Callan Potter via TKO (strikes) at 0:52 of Round 1 at UFC 234 on Saturday in Melbourne.
ANALYSIS
Turner clearly had the physical advantage from the start in this fight. He shrugged off a takedown attempt from Potter, and he forced him to fight on the feet. Turner unleashed a variety of power strikes, and Potter was clearly hurt. He continued to throw until the end. Turner lost his UFC debut last October after previously fighting on the Dana White Contender Series, but he came through for this fight.
Dealt lengthy medical suspension
WelterweightUFC
Out
October 9, 2018
Turner has been suspended 180 days by the Nevada Athletic Commission pending a physician's review of a nasal fracture, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Turner lost his UFC debut as a big betting underdog, and potentially suffered a broken nose in the defeat. He'll now be suspended through Dec. 6 at a minimum, with no contact permitted until Nov. 21. Turner must also have the possible fracture cleared by a physician, or will end up on the shelf until April 5.
Comes up short against Vicente Luque in UFC debut
WelterweightUFC
Out
October 6, 2018
Turner lost to Vicente Luque via KO (punches) at 3:52 of Round 1 at UFC 229 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Turner a natural lightweight who was fighting at welterweight, looked calm and composed for a kid making his UFC debut against a talented opponent. Sure, the end result wasn't pretty, but Turner has a long, lean frame and he has a high fight IQ for a guy that turned just 23 years old in May. A product of Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series, Turner will undoubtedly get another shot with the company.