Brad Riddell will attempt to bounce back from his sole UFC loss at the promotion’s July 2nd event, facing Jalin Turner in a three-round bout. News of the pairing was confirmed Tuesday by Mike Heck of MMA Fighting.
The matchup is joining UFC 276, which is scheduled to take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Riddell’s gradual climb up the lightweight division reached a road bump late last year, as Rafael Fiziev earned a third-round knockout win against him. This halted a four-fight winning streak that Riddell had put together in the UFC, including a 2021 victory over Drew Dober.
Attempting to return to the win column, Riddell will face a rising name in Turner.
Turner currently has a strong four-fight series of wins, with all of the bouts ending via finish. His last win came at UFC 272 a couple of months back when he finished Jamie Mullarkey with strikes.
UFC Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya is expected to meet challenger Jared Cannonier in the main event of UFC 276. Here’s how the show looks right now:
Bout 10: Israel Adesanya (22-1) vs. Jared Cannonier (15-5) (UFC Middleweight Championship)
Bout 9: Alexander Volkanovski (24-1) vs. Max Holloway (23-6) (UFC Featherweight Championship)
Bout 8: Miesha Tate (19-8) vs. Lauren Murphy (15-5) (Flyweight)
Bout 7: Brad Tavares (19-6) vs. Dricus Du Plessis (16-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 6: Jessica Eye (15-10) vs. Maycee Barber (10-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 5: Robbie Lawler (29-15) vs. Bryan Barberena (17-8) (Welterweight)
Bout 4: Sean Strickland (25-3) Vs. Alex Pereira (5-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 3: Pedro Munhoz (19-7) vs. Sean O’Malley (15-1) (Bantamweight)
Bout 2: Jim Miller (34-16) vs. Bobby Green (29-13-1) (Lightweight)
Bout 1: Brad Riddell (10-2) vs. Jalin Turner (12-5) (Lightweight)