Jacob Malkoun vs AJ Dobson UFC fight info, date and time
Jacob Malkoun vs AJ Dobson is set to go down at UFC 271: Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2 at 9:30pm EST on Saturday 12th February 2022 in a 185lbs matchup.
Australian Jacob Malkoun got back to winning ways in his last fight, securing a unanimous decision victory over Abdul Razak Alhassan in April 2021.
AJ Dobson will be making his UFC debut after impressing on Dana White’s Contender Series. Dobson won his fight in the first-round via rear-naked choke.
Jacob Malkoun vs AJ Dobson betting odds
AJ Dobson opened as the betting favorite with odds of -150. Jacob Malkoun is the slight underdog with opening betting odds of +135.
Jacob Malkoun vs AJ Dobson was initially scheduled to take place at UFC 270 before it was moved to UFC 271.
This will be AJ Dobson’s UFC debut. Malkoun’s training partner Robert Whittaker will be headlining the UFC 271 main card.
Jacob Malkoun got his first win in the UFC with a dominant 30-27 unanimous decision victory over Abdul Razak Alhassan. All major media outlet picks agreed, with some even giving Malkoun a 30-26 win.
Locks in his first UFC win 🔒— UFC (@ufc) April 18, 2021
🇦🇺 Jacob Malkoun gets the UD at #UFCVegas24. pic.twitter.com/Dx7CAV1Xvb
Malkoun’s UFC debut did not go as planned, losing by knockout to Phil Hawes in just 18 seconds at UFC 254.
AJ Dobson took his chance on Dana White’s Contender Series by finishing Hashem Arkhagha in Round 1. Dobson dropped his opponent and rained down heavy blows before cinching in the rear-naked choke.
Dobson enters his UFC debut with a perfect 6-0 record. He has finished 5 out of 6 victories, 3 by KO and 2 by submission.
How they match up
AJ Dobson is the much taller fighter at 6”1 compared to Malkoun who is 5”9. Dobson will also have a 4-inch reach advantage with a 77-inch reach.
Jacob Malkoun is the younger man at 26 years old, while AJ Dobson is 30. Both fighters have a similar level of professional experience.
Dobson has the more impressive finishing rate at 84%, while Malkoun’s finishing rate is 40%.
Reasons to watch
Both of these fighters are hugely talented prospects still in the infancy of their MMA careers. Malkoun is primarily known as a striker but mixed up his game to defeat Alhassan in his last fight.
AJ Dobson has knockouts and chokes on his record, so he will be comfortable wherever the fight goes. This scrap will be an exciting one between two up-and-comers in the 185lbs division.
Any fighter making their UFC debut knows exactly how high the stakes are. These two young fighters are looking to establish their names in the promotion and climb up the rankings. After stringing together a few wins, a Top 15 opponent beckons for either man.
Jacob Malkoun vs AJ Dobson predictions
The oddsmakers’ predictions favor AJ Dobson who opens as the slight betting favorite.
While the odds are against Jacob Malkoun, he upset the bookies’ predictions in his last fight against Alhassan after closing as a +250 underdog.
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Jacob Malkoun vs AJ Dobson tale of the tape
- Significant 4 year age difference: Malkoun is the younger fighter at 26 years old.
- Dobson has a significant 4 inch reach advantage.
- Dobson has 1 more professional MMA fights than Malkoun.
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AJ Dobson fighter profile and recent form
AJ Dobson is a 30 year old male fighter from United States with 6 pro wins and losses. See AJ Dobson’s full MMA record.
AJ Dobson has a 84% finish rate, including 2 by knockout, 3 by submission, 1 by decision.
AJ Dobson is currently riding a 5 fight win streak.
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Last 5 bouts
|Contender Series 2021||2021-09-21||Middleweight||DWCS|
|Strikehard Productions 57||2020-11-07||Middleweight||SHP|
|Honor FC 6||2018-08-18||Welterweight||HFC|
|IT Fight Series 78||2017-12-09||Welterweight||ITFS|
Jacob “Mamba” Malkoun fighter profile and recent form
Jacob Malkoun is a 26 year old male fighter from Australia with 5 pro wins and 1 losses. See Jacob Malkoun’s full MMA record.
Jacob Malkoun has a 40% finish rate, including 2 by knockout, 3 by decision.
Jacob Malkoun is looking to put together a winning streak, having last beaten Abdul Razak Alhassan at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum.
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Last 5 bouts
||4-1-0||Abdul Razak Alhassan||
|UFC Fight Night||2021-04-17||Middleweight||UFC|
|Eternal MMA 48||2019-10-04||Middleweight||EMMA|
||2-0-0||Christophe Van Dijk||
|Wollongong Wars 7||2019-07-12||Middleweight||WW|
|Hex Fight Series 17||2018-10-26||Middleweight||HEX|
Who is fighting tonight in the UFC?
Jacob Malkoun vs AJ Dobson is set to go down at UFC 271 – Adesanya vs. Whittaker 2. The fight is expected to start at around 9:30pm EST on Saturday 12th February 2022.
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