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#13 Lightweight Division


"The Tarantula"

Jalin Turner

Lightweight Division

14-8-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Jalin Turner

athlete record


Learn more about Jalin Turner's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Los Angeles, United States
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Oct. 7, 2018
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2016

  • Has won 12 of his last 18 and seven of his last nine

  • 11 first round finishes

  • 10 wins by KO, four by submission (Guillotine, triangle, 2 RNC)

  • Seven wins in 1:40 or less

UFC 300 (4/13/24) Turner was stopped by Renato Moicano via strikes at 4:11 of the second round 

UFC on ESPN (12/2/23) Turner knocked out Bobby Green at 2:49 of the first round 

UFC 290 (7/8/23) Turner lost a three round split decision to Dan Hooker 

UFC 285 (3/4/23) Turner lost a three round split decision to Mateusz Gamrot 

UFC 276 (7/2/22) Turner submitted Brad Riddell via guillotine choke at :45 of the first round

UFC 272 (3/5/22) Turner stopped Jamie Mullarkey via strikes at :46 of the second round

UFC 266 (9/25/21) Turner submitted Uros Medic via rear naked choke at 4:01 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (9/12/20) Turner submitted Brok Weaver via rear naked choke at 4:20 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (2/23/20) Turner stopped Josh Culibao via strikes at 3:01 of the second round

UFC 236 (4/13/19) Turner lost a three round unanimous decision to Matt Frevola

UFC 234 (2/9/19) Turner stopped Callan Potter via strikes at :53 of the first round

UFC 229 (10/6/18) Turner was knocked out by Vicente Luque at 3:52 of the first round


Dana White's Contender Series, Season 2 

Week four (7/10/18) Turner defeated Max Mustaki via TKO (doctor stoppage) at 5:00 of the first round

TRAINING: Wake up, get ready for my first practice, usually at Carlson Gracie Temecula. Warm up my HP meals breakfast, get my son ready, take him to one of his grandmothers, then hit the road. Takes about 45 minutes to get to Carlson’s. An hour plus to RVCA if it's sparring day. Finish that session, then drive home, see my family for a bit, then hit my next session at Adrenaline. After that, hit Riverside MMA for some overtime.

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training at a gym March 9, 2013. I went to a fight team tryout at Adrenaline MMA. I started training on my own a little prior to this. I started seeing potential in myself being a fighter after I started boxing friends in backyards after school in high school.

What ranks and titles have you held? I've held the California fight league amateur lightweight title and the southern California regional title.

Do you have any heroes? My hero is my mom - she's gone above and beyond for myself and my sisters. Also, Steve Irwin

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Fighting in the UFC is where my legacy begins. Everyone will know the name Jalin Turner soon. It's a dream of mine that's coming true, but it doesn't stop there. I'm going to achieve greatness in the UFC cage.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I did not go to college. I chose to pursue fighting and I gave myself four years to fight in a big promotion to make something out of myself.

What was your job before you started fighting? I worked at Marshalls, Amazon, Nordstrom and most recently UPS. I left UPS to completely focus on this fight.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Purple belt in jiu-jitsu

Favorite grappling technique: Heel hook and triangle

Favorite Striking technique: Straight left