Jalin Turner

Jalin Turner

Personal Information

Full Name Jalin Turner
Date of Birth May 18, 1995
Age 27
Nationality American
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg)
Nickname The Tarantula

Jalin Turner News

UFC lightweight says that he almost retired after UFC 300 defeat: "That really killed me" UFC lightweight says that he almost retired after UFC 300 defeat: "That really killed me"
UFC lightweight says that he almost retired after UFC 300 defeat: "That really killed me"
"Deadly boxers have become profound economic philosophers" - Jordan Peterson stunned by Renato Moicano's post-fight speech at UFC 300 "Deadly boxers have become profound economic philosophers" - Jordan Peterson stunned by Renato Moicano's post-fight speech at UFC 300
"Deadly boxers have become profound economic philosophers" - Jordan Peterson stunned by Renato Moicano's post-fight speech at UFC 300
Lightweight Rankings Shakeup: Arman Tsarukyan surges into top 5, Jalin Turner cracks top 10 after stellar UFC Austin victories Lightweight Rankings Shakeup: Arman Tsarukyan surges into top 5, Jalin Turner cracks top 10 after stellar UFC Austin victories
Lightweight Rankings Shakeup: Arman Tsarukyan surges into top 5, Jalin Turner cracks top 10 after stellar UFC Austin victories
Referee should've let Jalin Turner punch Bobby Green for "five more minutes", claims Arman Tsarukyan Referee should've let Jalin Turner punch Bobby Green for "five more minutes", claims Arman Tsarukyan
Referee should've let Jalin Turner punch Bobby Green for "five more minutes", claims Arman Tsarukyan
Both Dana White and Jalin Turner refuse to criticize referee Kerry Hatley too harshly despite horrible late stoppage in Bobby Green fight Both Dana White and Jalin Turner refuse to criticize referee Kerry Hatley too harshly despite horrible late stoppage in Bobby Green fight
Both Dana White and Jalin Turner refuse to criticize referee Kerry Hatley too harshly despite horrible late stoppage in Bobby Green fight

Jalin Turner: A Brief Biography

Jalin Turner is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the lightweight division of the UFC. He has been a professional fighter since 2016 and has also competed in other organizations such as Bellator MMA, the World Series of Fighting, King of the Cage, and Tachi Palace Fights. Currently, he holds the #10 spot in the UFC lightweight rankings.


UFC 276: Riddell v Turner
UFC 276: Riddell v Turner


Latest News Update for Jalin Turner


Jalin Turner lost his fight against Mateusz Gamrot at UFC 285 via a split decision on March 4th, 2023.


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Jalin Turner Facts



Birth PlaceSan Bernardino, California, United States
Star SignTaurus
Net Worth (2023)$5 Million
Last Fight Earnings$140,000
Age27
EducationSummit High School
MMA Debut2016
MMA Record13-6-0
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter


Early Life and Career


Turner was born and raised in San Bernardino, California, and went to Summit High School where he couldn't participate in most sports due to frequent injuries. He found his talent in wrestling but couldn't compete due to a broken finger. Turner became interested in MMA after watching bouts on TV and started practicing the sport by running, shadowboxing, and using his family couch as a punching bag. He joined Team Adrenaline to kickstart his MMA career. Despite being arachnophobic, Turner collected tarantulas as pets to overcome his fear and had 200 of them by the time he made his UFC debut, earning him the nickname "The Tarantula." He had an amateur record of 5-2 and started his professional career in 2016, fighting primarily in California and amassing a record of 7-3 with a two-fight winning streak, including a technical knockout win against Noah Tillis at Bellator 192, before being signed by UFC.


On June 19, 2018, Turner competed against Max Mustaki at Dana White's Contender Series 12 and won in the first round by technical knockout.


Jalin Turner’s Career in UFC


Turner made his UFC debut on October 6, 2018, at UFC 229 against Vicente Luque, but lost via knockout in the first round. He won his second UFC fight against Callan Potter via knockout in the first round on February 10, 2019, at UFC 234. Turner lost his next fight against Matt Frevola by unanimous decision at UFC 236 on April 13, 2019. He won his next fight against Joshua Culibao via TKO in the second round on February 23, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 168.


Turner's scheduled fight against Thiago Moisés at UFC Fight Night 176 was canceled after Moisés tested positive for Covid-19, but he was quickly rescheduled to face Brok Weaver on September 12, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 177, which he won via rear-naked choke submission in the second round. Turner won his next two fights against Uroš Medić on September 25, 2021, at UFC 266 via rear-naked choke submission in the first round, and against Jamie Mullarkey on March 5, 2022, at UFC 272 via technical knockout in the second round.


Turner won his fight against Brad Riddell on July 2, 2022, at UFC 276 via guillotine choke submission in less than a minute, earning him a Performance of the Night award. Turner was scheduled to face Dan Hooker on March 4, 2023, at UFC 285, but Hooker withdrew due to a hand injury and was replaced by Mateusz Gamrot. However, Turner lost the bout via a split decision.


Turner lost his bout against Mateusz Gamrot at UFC 285 via a split decision.


Jalin Turner Record


ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocation
Loss13-6Mateusz GamrotDecision (split)UFC 285March 4, 202335:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win13–5Brad RiddellSubmission (guillotine choke)UFC 276July 2, 202210:45Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win12–5Jamie MullarkeyTKO (punches)UFC 272March 5, 202220:46Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win11–5Uroš MedićSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC 266September 25, 202114:01Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win10–5Brok WeaverSubmission (rear-naked choke)UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. HillSeptember 12, 202024:20Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win9–5Joshua CulibaoTKO (punches)UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. HookerFebruary 23, 202023:01Auckland, New Zealand
Loss8–5Matt FrevolaDecision (unanimous)UFC 236April 13, 201935:00Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Win8–4Callan PotterTKO (punches)UFC 234February 10, 201910:53Melbourne, Australia
Loss7–4Vicente LuqueKO (punches)UFC 229October 6, 201813:52Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win7–3Max MustakiTKO (doctor stoppage)Dana White's Contender Series 12July 10, 201815:00Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win6–3Noah TillisTKO (punches)Bellator 192January 20, 201811:12Inglewood, California, United States
Win5–3Vytautas SadauskasSubmission (triangle choke)KOTC: Never QuitSeptember 2, 201711:39Ontario, California, United States
Loss4–3Richard LeRoyTKO (punches)CXF 8 : Cali KingsJune 17, 201734:18Burbank, California, United States
Win4–2Paradise VaovasaKO (knee to the body)TPF 31May 18, 201711:30Lemoore, California, United States
Win3–2Gabriel GreenKO (punches)Bellator 170January 21, 201710:36Inglewood, California, United States
Loss2–2Andrew LagdaanDecision (split)SMASH Global 4: Fight BullyingSeptember 15, 201635:00Los Angeles, California, United States
Loss2–1Ronnie BorjaTKO (punches)California Fight League 8July 30, 201610:11Victorville, California, United States
Win2–0Adrian AjolezaTKO (body kick)BAMMA Badbeat 20 Saunders vs. CulleyJune 10, 201614:55Commerce, California, United States
Win1–0Eric SteansKO (punch)WSOF 28February 20, 201610:32Garden Grove, California, United States



Jalin Turner’s Most Popular Fights


Jalin Turner vs. Joshua Culibao


At UFC Fight Night: Felder vs. Hooker, held at Spark Arena on February 23, Jalin Turner won his lightweight fight against the Australian Joshua Culibao by TKO. During the first round, Turner attempted a guillotine choke on his opponent, who managed to survive. However, in the second round, the opponent appeared to have injured his ankle while circling the cage and found himself in a vulnerable position, allowing Turner to take his back and land a series of punches until the referee stopped the fight at 3:01.


FAQs on Jalin Turner


What is Jalin Turner's current UFC ranking?

Jalin Turner is No.10 in the UFC lightweight division.


What is Jalin Turner's nickname?

Jalin Turner is known by his nickname "The Tarantula".


What is Jalin Turner's record?

Jalin Turner currently holds a professional MMA record of 12 wins and 6 losses.


What weight class does Jalin Turner fight in?

Jalin Turner is a lightweight fighter, competing in the UFC's 155-pound division.




Last Updated On 5th March, 2023

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