Capping off the UFC 276 televised prelims were Brad Riddell and Jalin Turner.
The lightweight bout held plenty of promise, with Turner carrying a four-fight win streak, all finishes, into the showdown with New Zealand’s Riddell — who had recently suffered his first loss in the promotion.
It was Turner pressing early, with Riddell on the outside. Off the very first exchange, Riddell was hurt, care of a right hand — and a moment later, Jalin Turner was all over him. Turner, living up to his nickname of “The Tarrantula,” got his arms around the neck, sinking in a guillotine and stepping over into mount as he did it. Riddell was hurt, stuck, and at risk of being choke out; that was enough to force the tap, and wrap up the fight.
With his athletic ability, height, and fighting talents, Jalin Turner appears to have everything it takes to go far in the UFC’s lightweight division. With the submission win over Riddell, he’s now won five straight.
OHHHH MYYYYY @JALINTURNER!!!!!! 😳
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“I’m come in here to finish, that’s my job. I gotta make it entertaining for you guys,” Turner said following the win. Entertaining it absolutely was.
Official Result: Jalin Turner def. Brad Riddell by submission (guillotine choke), Round 1, 0:45