Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Karl Turek Opponent Change

Milwaukee’s own Karl “Robocop” Turek was slated to face Ron Faircloth in an MMA fight in April at KOTC: Outkasts but the UFC veteran has opted out of the bout due to an opportunity to fight overseas according to US Combat Instead Turek will now face Faircloth’s former Chosen Few teammate, Dallas O’Malley.

O’Malley sports a professional MMA record of (7-2) according to Sherdog and wrestled for a short time at Iowa State, one of the top collegiate wrestling programs in the country. Of his seven wins, three of his wins have via submission, two via TKO, and two by unanimous decision. Since turning pro in January of 2010 he has fought and jumped around multiple weight classes fighting at heavyweight, light heavyweight, and middleweight. He most recently fought Gerald Meerschaert at Combat USA 24 in January of this year, a bout he was winning but ultimately ended up losing via guillotine choke to the 2010 US Combat fighter of the Year for Wisconsin. O’Malley’s record on paper looks impressive but a closer look reveals he is (1-1) against opponents with winning records. A win over the (10-6) Turek would be his most impressive win to date.

Since joining Red Schafer Mixed Martial Arts and the Rebel Alliance Fight Team, Turek has stated he only wants to fight the best competition he can find. He’s going to need to be on top of his game to stifle the wrestling of O’Malley using a combination of sweeps, takedown defense, and submissions. As stated in this earlier article, Turek who’s won four of his last fights will be the first fighter to represent Red Schafer Mixed Martial Arts in the cage. To read our earlier article about Karl click here or watch this earlier interview on YouTube.

This article first appeared on on 03/14/2011.

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