Anton Turkalj

Anton Turkalj

Personal Information

Full Name Anton Turkalj
Date of Birth June 10, 1996
Age 26
Nationality Swedish
Height 6'4" / 193.04 CM
Weight 215 LBS / 97.52 KG
Nickname The Pleasure Man

Anton Turkalj: A Brief Biography

Anton Turkalj is a professional Swedish mixed martial artist known by the nickname 'The Pleasure Man’. He competes in the light heavyweight division of the UFC. He has a professional MMA record of 8 wins and 2 losses.

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Latest News Update for Anton Turkalj

On March 11, 2023, Turkalj lost his bout against Vitor Petrino at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili via a unanimous decision.


Anton Turkalj Facts

Birth PlaceSweden
Star SignGemini
Last Fight Earnings$16,000
MMA Debut2018
MMA Record8-2-0
AchievementsExcellence Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion
Social MediaInstagram

Early Life and Career

Anton Turkalj was born on June 10, 1996, in Gothenburg, Sweden. He started his MMA career as an amateur in 2015 when he fought at the Battle of Copenhagen 4. Turkalj turned pro in 2018, winning his first seven fights, and even becoming the Excellence Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion. He is currently training at GBG MMA gym in Göteborg.

Anton Turkalj’s Career in UFC

Turkalj earned his UFC contract by winning his fight against Gustavo Trujillo by knockout in just 13 seconds on Dana White’s Contender Series 41 on April 1, 2021. He made his UFC debut on September 10, 2022, at UFC 279 against Jailton Almeida, but lost by submission in the first round.

Turkalj lost his fight against Vitor Petrino at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili via a unanimous decision.

Jailton Almeida def. Anton Turkalj at UFC 279 [Image Courtesy:]

Anton Turkalj Record

LOSS8-2Vitor PetrinoUFC Fight Night: Yan vs. DvalishviliDecision (Unanimous)35:00Mar / 11 / 2023
LOSS8-1Jailton AlmeidaUFC 279 - Diaz vs. FergusonSubmission (Rear-Naked Choke)14:27Sep / 10 / 2022
WIN8-0Acacio dos SantosDana White's Contender Series - Contender Series 2022: Week 1Decision (Unanimous)35:00Jul / 26 / 2022
WIN7-0Konstantin SoldatovBrave CF 50 - Brave Combat Federation 50KO (Spinning Backfist)10:13Apr / 01 / 2021
WIN6-0Ibo AslanBrave CF 40 - Brave Combat Federation 40Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)21:57Aug / 24 / 2020
WIN5-0Athanasios HerkeletzisBrave CF 37 - Brave Combat Federation 37TKO (Punches and Elbows)11:15Aug / 01 / 2020
WIN4-0Felix PolianidisEFC 2 - Excellence Fighting Championship 2TKO (Punches)10:00Oct / 12 / 2019
WIN3-0Julian BorisovBulldog Media - Fight Night 2.0Submission (Rear-Naked Choke)14:34Apr / 19 / 2019
WIN2-0Filip VujicFCR 4 - Fight Club Rush 4KO (Punches)20:00Jan / 27 / 2019
WIN1-0Marius PislariuRXF MMA 33 - MMA All StarsTKO (Punches)10:32Dec / 10 / 2018

FAQs on Anton Turkalj

What is Anton Turkalj’s nickname?

Anton Turkalj’s nickname is “The Pleasure Man”.

What is Anton Turkalj’s MMA record?

Anton Turkalj’s professional MMA record is 8-2-0.

How tall is Anton Turkalj and what is his weight class?

Anton Turkalj is 6’4" (193cm) tall and he competes in the light heavyweight division.

Last Updated On 12th March 2023