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Anton Turkalj biography: 13 things about UFC fighter from Gothenborg, Sweden

full name: Anton Turkalj
fight name: The Pleasure Man
residence: Göteborg, Sweden
height: 6’4″
weight division: light heavyweight
current promotion: UFC
pro MMA record: 8-2

Anton Turkalj (©UFC)
Anton Turkalj (©UFC)

Anton Turkalj is a Swedish professional mixed martial artist. He is 6’4″ tall and he competes in the light heavyweight division.

Fighting out of Gothenborg, Sweden, Turkalj is currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting Championship, which is based in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. As an amateur MMA fighter, he defeated Glebs Rogoza, Karolis Kaupas, Gabriele Bartoni, Pawel Zakrzewski, Kudaibergen Toleubaev, Robin Enontekiö, Yi Chong Jing, Ajit Negi and Thomas Knudsen but lost to Imad Hoayek and Pavel Pahomenko in 2017.
  2. At the 2018 International Mixed Martial Arts Federation European Championships, he defeated Vladislav Ilin on June 20, 2018 and Pahomenko on June 21, 2018 but lost to Murtaza Talha Ali on June 22, 2018.
  3. He visited Bucharest, Romania in June 2018 and Manama, Bahrain in September 2018.
  4. On December 10, 2018, he made his professional MMA debut at “RXF MMA 33” in Bucharest where he defeated Marius Pislariu via technical knockout via punches.
  5. On January 27, 2019, he knocked out Filip Vujic via punches at “Fight Club Rush 4” in Västerås, Sweden.
  6. On April 19, 2019, he submitted Julian Borisov via rear-naked choke at “Bulldog Media: Fight Night 2.0” in Gothenburg.
  7. On October 12, 2019, he defeated Felix Polianidis at “Excellence Fighting Championship 2” in Linkoping, Sweden.
  8. On August 1, 2020, he made his BRAVE Combat Federation debut at “BRAVE CF 37” in Stockholm, Sweden where he defeated Athanasios Herkeletzis via punches and elbows. On August 24, 2020, he submitted Ibo Aslan via rear-naked choke at “BRAVE CF 40” in Stockholm.
  9. On April 1, 2021, he knocked out Konstantin Soldatov via spinning backfist at “BRAVE CF 50” in Riffa, Bahrain.
  10. In June 2021, he visited Barcelona, Spain.
  11. On July 26, 2022, he defeated Acacio dos Santos via unanimous decision at “Dana White’s Contender Series 2022” Week 1 in Enterprise, Nevada.
  12. On September 10, 2022, he made his UFC debut at “UFC 279” in Las Vegas where he was submitted by Jailton Almeida via rear-naked choke.
  13. He was 26 years old when he lost to Vitor Petrino via split decision on March 11, 2023 at “UFC Fight Night 221” in Las Vegas, which downgraded his professional MMA record to 8 wins and 2 losses.

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