UFC 272 is set to kick off this weekend from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, March 5. There’s a five-fight main card highlighted by a welterweight bout between Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal, but there’s plenty of action from earlier in the day. ESPN and ESPN+ will host the preliminary card on Saturday, where you can watch Jalin Turner and Jamie Mullarkey in a lightweight bout.
Turner enters with an 11-5 record in his short pro career. The 26-year-old is making an early impact and the future looks bright for him. He’s starting a three-game winning streak. Most recently, he managed to claim the first-round submission win over Uros Medic in September 2021. In his last three wins, he has two submission wins and one second-round knockout. He is the slight favorite with odds of -155.
Mullarkey helps complete this matchup that showcases the future of the lightweight division. The 27-year-old comes in with a 14-4 record and has won his last two games. He lost his first two UFC matches, but something seemed to click as he picked up back-to-back knockout victories. Most recently, he picked up the win over Devonte Smith in October 2021 with a second-round knockout. He is the slight underdog with +135 odds.
How to watch Turner vs. Mullarkey
Dated: Saturday March 5
Battle time: Preliminary card starts at 8:00 p.m. ET
Direct: ESPN and ESPN+ via WatchESPN or the ESPN app
Splits: 65% innings, 49% bets on Jalin Turner
The majority of bets placed barely go Mullarkey’s way, but the money follows Turner. Each of these fighters has had three submission wins during their fighting careers. Since joining the UFC, Turner has found success with his submission holds, while Mullarkey is picking up victories by knockout. This will be one of the closest fights on the card and it’s neck and neck trying to decide who has the advantage here. My gut tells me Turner, so that would be who I would go with.
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