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The preliminary headliner comes in the Lightweight division, as Jalin “The Tarantula” Turner takes on Jamie Mullarkey. A winner of three straight, Turner looks like a different man that started out his UFC tenure 2-2. With excellent size for division and a 100% finishing rate, Turner can be a scary man to be across from inside the octagon. Meanwhile, Mullarkey comes into this fight off back-to-back knockout victories. Something in which has catapulted his stock a hell of lot higher than his 0-2 start in the UFC had him.
As for a prediction, I’m going with Mullarkey. While Turner presents issues with his size, knack for finishing fights and striking, Mullarkey is a gritty dog that can weather any storm. I expect this fight to be chaotic and perhaps see both fighters get stunned, but it’s the chin and durability of Mullarkey that’s going to aid him in outlasting Turner. Equipped with wrestling chops, don’t be surprised to see Mullarkey mix in some takedowns should things get dicey. Lastly, having faced two straight taller and rangy fighters, Mullarkey isn’t going to be surprised by much. So with that said, I predict that Mullarkey gets it done via late submission.