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Anton Turkalj suffers third-round TKO in Atlantic City



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Anton Turkalj. Photo via YouTube (UFC)

Swedish light heavyweight Anton “The Pleasure Man” Turkalj just clashed with promotional newcomer Ibo Aslan in a heated rematch. The pairing faced each other back in 2020 with Turkalj coming out as the winner.

Turkalj did well in the first two rounds, landing some heavy shots and swelling his opponents eye to a close.

But then Aslan landed a huge punch in the third round that knocked Turkalj down, and the referee stepped in and declared Aslan the winner by TKO.

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Anton Turkalj competed four times in the UFC

Anton Turkalj made his UFC debut on short notice on UFC 279 in September 2022. He faced Jailton Almeida who won the fight via a first submission.

In his second outing, the Swede took on another Brazilian in Vitor Petrino. The fight turned out to be a real brawl and after three tough rounds Petrino stood as the winner via unanimous decision.

In his third fight, Turkalj faced Tyson Pedro in Australia. The hometown fighter won the scrap via a first round TKO.

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