Jalin Turner has competed for Bellator MMA, the World Series of Fighting, King of the Cage, and Tachi Palace Fights. As of October 24, 2022, he is #10 in the UFC lightweight rankings.
Who is Jalin Turner?
Jalin Turner is an American mixed martial artist who currently competes in the lightweight division of the UFC.
Jalin Turner career
Turner began his professional MMA career in 2016 after amassing a 5-2 amateur record. He competed mostly in his native California. Before being signed by the UFC, he amassed a record of 7-3, including a technical knockout victory against Noah Tillis in Bellator 192.
On October 6, 2018, at UFC 229, Turner faced Vicente Luque in his professional MMA debut. He was knocked out in the opening round of the fight.
Turner has Alex Gorgees on the schedule for his second UFC fight at UFC 234. On January 23, 2019, it was revealed that Callan Potter had taken Gorgees’ position in the fight after Gorgees withdrew. Turner was knocked out in the opening round of the fight. On April 13, 2019, Turner and Matt Frevola squared off at UFC 236. He was defeated in the fight by a consensus vote.
Turner was supposed to take on Jamie Mullarkey at UFC Fight Night 168 on February 23, 2020. Nevertheless, Mullarkey had to leave the fight due to an injury, and Joshua Culibao took his place. By technical knockout in the second round, Turner prevailed.
On July 2, 2022, Turner and Brad Riddell squared up at UFC 276. Less than a minute into the fight, he submitted by guillotine choke to win. He was given a Performance of the Night award for his victory. On March 4, 2023, Turner will compete against Dan Hooker at UFC 285.
Jalin Turner bio
Turner, who was raised in San Bernardino, California, attended Summit High School but was unable to participate in many sports, including football, basketball, and track and field, because of a number of ailments.
Turner, who possessed the most wrestling potential, started practising during his sophomore year’s preseason but was unable to compete that year due to a broken finger.
Angered by the persistent injuries, he began watching MMA matches on television, which gave him the idea to give the sport a shot.
Prior to joining Team Adrenaline, which launched his mixed martial arts career, he ran, shadow boxed, and used his family’s couch as a punching bag because he was a poor adolescent and could not afford combat training equipment.
Jalin Turner parents
We have no details about who Jalin Turner’s parents are at the moment. However, we will be quick to update this section if we lay our hands on any first-hand information about his parentage.