25 | 6’4″ | Göteborg, Sweden | 7-0 | 100% finish rate | 5 KO/TKOs, 2 Submissions (RNC) | Combined Opponents’ Record: 22-10 | Best Win – Ibo Aslan (8-0)
Turkalj is someone that’s had my attention for a long time. When he beat Ibo Aslan in 2020 I knew he was a serious prospect. Aslan was someone who I had on this list before and Turkalj finished him. Turkalj is a raw talent fighting out of Sweden. He’s a big guy standing at 6’4″ and is super athletic. He was supposed to fight on the Contender Series last season but visa issues held that back.
On the feet, Turkalj fights long with a jab and kicks. He’s explosive throwing spinning kicks and flying knees as well. He puts together punches and knees well and can finish the fight at any moment. The Swede has an array of submissions dating back to his amateur career. He’s well-rounded and although he’s still raw he’s got the skillset to go far in this division. No doubt he will be in the UFC this year.