The lightweights arrive at the bout after losses in their most recent outings. Australia native Mullarkey remains winless in the octagon after a pair of decision setbacks in bouts against Brad Riddell and Fares Ziam, respectively. Prior to signing with the UFC, he was on a four-fight winning streak on the international circuit. But he has yet to find his footing.
Worthy, meanwhile, was well on his way to a big fight after stopping his first two opponents – Devonte Smith and Luis Pena – in short order. Then he ran into Ottman Azaitar and was stopped 93 seconds into the meeting this past September.
Worthy’s early work ensures he’s likely to get a couple more chances to make things work. For Mullarkey, the same might not be said.
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