Jamie Mullarkey


Swallows tough pill in loss
October 17, 2020
Mullarkey lost to Fares Ziam via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
This one will likely sting for a while, as Mullarkey looked primed to notch his first UFC win after tallying takedowns and achieving control for the majority of rounds two and three. A reversal from Ziam as Mullarkey attempted to go to mount created a scramble in which Mullarkey nearly had his back taken, which must have been enough for the judges to award him the fight. It seems strange that Mullarkey is 0-2 in the Octagon, as his losses include a likely future title contender in Brad Riddell, and the questionable decision here. While it may not look great now, it does seem as though Mullarkey has the talent to string wins together in the organization going forward. He falls to 12-4 in his professional MMA career as a result of the loss.
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Facing Ziam in October
September 23, 2020
Mullarkey is set to take on Fares Ziam at the UFC event October 17, The Daily Telegraph reports.
Mullarkey was scheduled to fight in late February, but ultimately had to pull out for an undisclosed injury. This lightweight bout will feature two fighters who have not got in the Octagon since fall of 2019.
Withdraws due to injury
January 29, 2020
Mullarkey has been forced to withdraw from his fight against Jalin Turner at UFC Auckland on Feb. 23 due to an injury, John Morgan of MMAJunkie.com reports.
Neither the details of Mullarkey's injury nor a timetable for his return have been disclosed yet. He'll need to postpone his second UFC match until a full recovery has been made. Due to Mullarkey's withdrawal, a new opponent will need to be found for Turner at UFC Auckland.
Making second UFC appearance
December 26, 2019
Mullarkey will take on Jalin Turner (knee) in a lightweight bout at UFC Auckland on Feb. 23, MMAJunkie.com reports.
Mullarkey was defeated by Brad Riddell via unanimous decision at UFC 243 in October in his UFC debut. However, Mullarkey showed elite toughness that earned him another opportunity with the promotion despite his inability to do much damage on his feet. Turner suffered a right knee injury in his loss to Matt Frevola via unanimous decision at UFC 236 in April, but he should be ready to go after his 180-day suspension. Turner was effective on his feet during the matchup but struggled against takedown attempts. Turner carries a significant height advantage over Mullarkey.
Sees final bell in first UFC bout
October 5, 2019
Mullarkey lost to Brad Riddell via unanimous decision (27-29, 26-30, 26-30) at UFC 243 on Saturday in Melbourne, Australia.
Mullarkey got pounded from pillar to post in what was a brutal war, but he'll at least emerge from the battle with a $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus. The debuting Aussie actually had Riddell in trouble on multiple occasions throughout the course of the 15-minute bout, but he was unable to do consistent damage to his opposition on the feet. Mullarkey did display next-level toughness and that alone should earn him a second opportunity with the company. There are very, very few people walking planet Earth today who can survive the beating Mullarkey took on Saturday and live to see the final bell. Mullarkey fought future title challenger Alexander Volkanovski on the Australian regional circuit back in March 2016 and was knocked out in just over three minutes. Saturday's loss snapped a four-fight win streak for the 25-year-old.
To debut at UFC 243
October 1, 2019
Mullarkey will take on Brad Riddell in a lightweight matchup at UFC 243 on Saturday in Melbourne, Australia.
Mullarkey has spent most of his career on the Australian regional circuits, where he started out with eight consecutive victories (seven stoppages). He then went on a two-fight losing streak, but that got started with a first-round KO loss to Alexander Volkanovski, and there's no shame in losing to a fighter set to compete for Max Holloway's belt in December. The loss afterwards was possibly a bit fluky, as he had been dominating Luke Catubig before getting stopped in the second round. Mullwarkey's aggressive style and questionable defense seemingly could lead to high volatility in terms of potential fantasy scoring outcomes. He sits as a (+130) betting underdog as of Tuesday afternoon.