Gangsta! Jalin Turner replaces Dan Hooker, faces Bobby Green in new UFC Austin co-main event

Gangsta! Jalin Turner replaces Dan Hooker, faces Bobby Green in new UFC Austin co-main event

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  • novembre 24, 2023
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Jalin Turner (13-7) is stepping up.

News broke earlier this week (Tues., Nov. 21, 2023) that Lightweight contender, Dan Hooker, was forced out of his UFC Austin co-main event bout with Bobby Green (31-14, 1 no contest) due to an arm injury. UFC CEO, Dana White, revealed today (Thurs., Nov. 23, 2023) that Green will remain on the card and take on Turner in a three-round affair.

Turner, 28, will look to get back on track in his short-notice opportunity. Last competing at UFC 290 in July 2023, Turner fell short against the injured Hooker, losing a hard-fought split decision, breaking Hooker’s arm in the process. Before that, Turner dropped a unanimous decision to Mateusz Gamrot in March 2023, snapping his five-fight winning streak.

Green, on the other hand, will get the chance to keep his momentum going and extend his current streak to three in a row. “King’s” most recent victories saw him finish the likes of Tony Ferguson by submission (watch highlights) and Grant Dawson in just 33 seconds by knockout (watch highlights).

The new UFC Austin line up can be seen below.

  • 155 lbs.: Beneil Dariush vs. Arman Tsarukyan
  • 155 lbs.: Bobby Green vs. Jalin Turner
  • 135 lbs.: Rob Font vs. Deiveson Figueiredo
  • 170 lbs.: Sean Brady vs. Kelvin Gastelum
  • 185 lbs.: Punahele Soriano vs. Dustin Stoltzfus
  • 205 lbs.: Azamat Murzakanov vs. Khalil Rountree
  • 155 lbs.: Clay Guida vs. Joaquim Silva
  • 135 lbs.: Miesha Tate vs. Julia Avila
  • 185 lbs.: Cody Brundage vs. Zachary Reese
  • 155 lbs.: Drakkar Klose vs. Joe Solecki
  • 145 lbs.: Melquizael Costa vs. Steve Garcia
  • 205 lbs.: Rodolfo Bellato vs. Ihor Potieria
  • 170 lbs.: Jared Gooden vs. Wellington Turman
  • 125 lbs.: Veronica Hardy vs. Jamey-Lyn Horth

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