10 Feb - 
UFC 234 results: Jalin Turner makes quick work of Callan Potter with 53-second KO

Jalin Turner needed slightly less than a minute to make his point against Callan Potter.

And after shrugging off an early takedown attempt from Potter (17-8 MMA, 0-1 UFC), it was Turner (8-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) who went to work with punches, bringing an end to the fight just 53 seconds into the first round.

The lightweight bout was part of the UFC Fight Pass early prelims at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia. It preceded prelims on ESPN and the pay-per-view main card.

Potter was the aggressor early on, charging forward behind strikes and then diving for a takedown to put Turner on his back. But Turner wasn’t content to stay there long, working quickly back to his feet and then hurting Potter with a sharp right followed by a kick to the body and a swift punch combo.

That salvo clearly hurt Potter, and soon he was down and covering up as Turner upped the pressure, hammering him with more blows as he lay there unresponsive. Soon referee Peter Hickmott decided he’d seen enough, and moved in to stop it.

“I’m feeling great,” Turner said. “I was working hard for this win and I’m happy that the win came the way it did. I thought he was a little tougher than how he came out, but hat’s off to him. He took the fight on two weeks’ notice – same thing happened to me in my debut, so I know how it is. I’m thankful for the opportunity to fight here in Australia. I love it here. Throw me back in there right away – I am ready for another fight whenever. I’ve got a baby due in June, so I need another (pay)check before then.”

The win is Turner’s first in two tries with the UFC. Potter has now lost two of his last three.

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