Wellington Turman (born July 22, 1996) is a Brazilian professional mixed martial artist, currently competing in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Wellington Turman
Wellington Turman in 2020
Born (1996-07-22) July 22, 1996 (age 27)
Curitiba, Brazil
NicknameThe Prodigy
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
DivisionMiddleweight (2017–present)
Welterweight (2014–2017)
Reach72 in (183 cm)[1]
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofDanbury, Connecticut, United States[2]
TeamGile Ribeiro Team (until 2021)[3][2]
Teixeira MMA (2021–present)[2][3]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission8
By decision6
By knockout2
By submission1
By decision5
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Background edit

Turman was born and grew up in Curitiba, Brazil. He initially started training Muay Thai to lose weight, but seeing names like Anderson Silva and Jon Jones at UFC that Wellington found, he needed to migrate to MMA.[2][4]

Mixed martial arts career edit

Early career edit

The premiere in the amateur category took place at 17 years of age. With five wins in five fights in the amateur cartel, Turman turned 18 and decided to start his professional career.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship edit

Turman made his UFC debut as a late replacement for John Phillips against Karl Roberson on July 13, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 13.[5] Turman lost the fight via a controversial split decision.[6]

Turman faced Markus Perez on November 16, 2019, at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Jacaré.[7] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[8]

Turman faced Andrew Sanchez on August 8, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 174.[9] He lost the fight via knockout in round one.[10] After the bout, Turman signed a new four-fight contract with the UFC.[11][12]

Turman was scheduled to face Sean Strickland on October 31, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 181.[13] However, on September 29, Turman pulled out due to COVID-19 sequelae that rendered him unable to train after his two-week quarantine ended on September 24, 2020.[14]

Turman was scheduled to face Aliaskhab Khizriev on February 6, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 184.[15] However, Turman was forced to withdraw from the bout, diagnosing with pneumonia.[16]

Turman faced UFC newcomer Bruno Silva on June 19, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 25.[17] Turman managed to secure multiple takedowns and took Silva's back, but ultimately lost the fight via knockout late in round one.[18]

Turman faced Sam Alvey on August 28, 2021, at UFC on ESPN 30.[19] Turman repeatedly poked Alvey in the eye throughout the fight, being deducted two points, however he won the fight via split decision.[20]

Turman was scheduled to face Rodolfo Vieira on January 22, 2022 at UFC 270.[21] However after Vieira was forced to withdraw due to medical reasons, the bout was cancelled.[22]

Replacing Makhmud Muradov, Turman faced Misha Cirkunov on February 26, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 202.[23] He won the bout via armbar in the second round.[24] The win earned Turman his first Performance of the Night bonus award with the company.[25]

Turman was scheduled to face Julian Marquez on June 18, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 208.[26] However, Turman withdrew due to an orbital bone injury and was replaced by Gregory Rodrigues.[27]

Turman faced Andre Petroski on November 12, 2022, at UFC 281.[28] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[29]

Turman faced Randy Brown on June 24, 2023 at UFC on ABC 5.[30] He lost the bout via unanimous decision.[31]

Turman faced Jared Gooden on December 2, 2023, at UFC on ESPN 52.[32] He lost the fight via rear-naked choke in round two.[33]

Championships and accomplishments edit

Mixed martial arts edit

Mixed martial arts record edit

Professional record breakdown
26 matches 18 wins 8 losses
By knockout 4 2
By submission 8 1
By decision 6 5
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 18–8 Jared Gooden Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on ESPN: Dariush vs. Tsarukyan December 2, 2023 2 1:11 Austin, Texas, United States
Loss 18–7 Randy Brown Decision (unanimous) UFC on ABC: Emmett vs. Topuria June 24, 2023 3 5:00 Jacksonville, Florida, United States Return to Welterweight.
Loss 18–6 Andre Petroski Decision (unanimous) UFC 281 November 12, 2022 3 5:00 New York City, New York, United States
Win 18–5 Misha Cirkunov Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs. Green February 26, 2022 2 1:29 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Performance of the Night
Win 17–5 Sam Alvey Decision (split) UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Chikadze August 28, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Turman was twice deducted one point in round 3 due to repeated eye pokes.
Loss 16–5 Bruno Silva KO (punches) UFC on ESPN: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige June 19, 2021 1 4:45 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 16–4 Andrew Sanchez KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik August 8, 2020 1 4:14 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 16–3 Markus Perez Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Jacaré November 16, 2019 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Loss 15–3 Karl Roberson Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: de Randamie vs. Ladd July 13, 2019 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 15–2 Marcio Alexandre Jr. Submission (rear-naked choke) Future FC 4: Turman vs. Lyoto April 19, 2019 1 3:10 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 14–2 Rafael Atilio Decision (unanimous) Imortal FC 10: Clash of the Titans December 2, 2018 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 13–2 Rodrigo Jesus Decision (unanimous) Imortal FC 7 November 11, 2017 3 5:00 São José dos Pinhais, Brazil Middleweight debut.
Win 12–2 Sergio de Fatima Submission (guillotine choke) Brave 8: The Rise of Champions August 12, 2017 1 1:27 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 11–2 Carlston Harris Decision (unanimous) Imortal FC 6 December 10, 2016 3 5:00 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 11–1 Dyego Roberto Decision (unanimous) Imortal FC 5: Road to Pancrase July 23, 2016 3 5:00 São José dos Pinhais, Brazil
Win 10–1 Caio Rodrigues Submission (rear-naked choke) Imortal FC 4: Dynamite May 21, 2016 1 2:09 São José dos Pinhais, Brazil
Win 9–1 Cleiton Butiski TKO (punches) University of Champions 7 January 30, 2016 1 0:26 Curitiba, Brazil
Loss 8–1 Gian Siqueira Decision (unanimous) XFC International 12 November 28, 2015 3 5:00 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 8–0 Josimar Lara Submission (rear-naked choke) Gladiator Combat Fight 14 July 4, 2015 1 1:37 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 7–0 Ewerton Ferreira Decision (unanimous) Max Fight 14 March 28, 2015 3 5:00 Campinas, Brazil
Win 6–0 Diego Siqueira TKO Curitiba Fight Pro 3 March 7, 2015 1 1:56 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 5–0 Leandro Vasconcelos Submission (guillotine choke) Power Fight Extreme 12 December 13, 2014 1 4:30 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 4–0 Edivaldo Siqueira KO (punches) Arena Force 4 October 11, 2014 2 3:00 Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil
Win 3–0 Thiago Nata TKO (punches) The Hill Fighters 4 September 28, 2014 2 4:55 São José dos Pinhais, Brazil
Win 2–0 Wellington Machado Submission (guillotine choke) Striker's House Cup 41 September 13, 2014 1 3:05 Curitiba, Brazil
Win 1–0 Diego Pedroso Submission (rear-naked choke) Curitiba Fight Pro 2 August 9, 2014 2 1:15 Curitiba, Brazil Welterweight debut.


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References edit

  1. ^ a b "Wellington Turman | UFC". UFC.com. 5 July 2019. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c d Christian Stein (January 19, 2022). "Wellington Turman: 'It Makes No Sense to Fight Just for the Sake of Fighting'". Sherdog.
  3. ^ a b "Wellington Turman exalta evolução pessoal após 'decisão mais difícil da vida'". ESPN Brasil (in Portuguese). August 22, 2022.
  4. ^ a b "CarrerTurman". Site Main Event. 22 April 2019.
  5. ^ Marcel Dorff (14 June 2019). "Wellington Turman makes UFC debut on short notice against Karl Roberson in Sacramento". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-06-15.(in Dutch)
  6. ^ "UFC Sacramento: Karl Roberson earns razor-thin decision over Wellington Turman". FanSided. 2019-07-13. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  7. ^ Marcel Dorff (11 October 2019). "Wellington Turman vervangt Jack Marshman tegen Markus Perez tijdens UFC São Paulo" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  8. ^ McClory, Mike (2019-11-16). "UFC Sao Paulo Results: Wellington Turman Takes Decision Against Markus Perez". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  9. ^ Marcelo Barone (2020-06-18). "In search of his second UFC win, Wellington Turman faces Andrew Sanchez in August". sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2020-06-18. (in Portuguese)
  10. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2020-08-08). "UFC Vegas 6 Results: Andrew Sanchez Flatlines Wellington Turman". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  11. ^ Farah Hannoun (June 18, 2021). "Wellington Turman hopes for 'Fight of Night' in clash-of-styles matchup with Bruno Silva". MMAjunkie.com.
  12. ^ Adriano Albuquerque (August 21, 2020). "Wellington Turman renova com o UFC e enfrenta Sean Strickland em 31 de outubro". Globo.com (in Portuguese).
  13. ^ Marcel Dorff (2020-08-21). "Sean Strickland vs. Wellington Turman toegevoegd aan "UFC Halloween" evenement". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-03-29.
  14. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2020-09-29). "Wellington Turman still unable to train after COVID-19 quarantine, withdraws from UFC fight with Sean Strickland". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2020-10-01.
  15. ^ Marcel Dorff (2020-11-14). "Aliaskhab Khizriev maakt UFC debuut tegen Wellington Turman op 6 februari 2021". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  16. ^ "Wellington Turman é internado e está fora da luta contra Khizriev, programada para fevereiro". ge (in Brazilian Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  17. ^ Cruz, Guilherme (6 March 2021). "Bruno Silva set to make octagon debut against Wellington Turman at June 19 UFC event". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 7 March 2021.
  18. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2021-06-19). "UFC Vegas 29 Results: Bruno Silva Renders Wellington Turman Unconscious Within a Round". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-06-20.
  19. ^ Marcel Dorff (2021-07-28). "Sam Alvey heeft nieuwe partij te pakken, ditmaal tegen Wellington Turman op 28 augustus". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-03-29.
  20. ^ Behunin, Alex (2021-08-28). "UFC Vegas 35 Results: Wellington Turman Snaps Losing Streak, Defeats Sam Alvey". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  21. ^ Dorff, Marcel (2021-09-29). "Rodolfo Vieira vs. Wellington Turman toegevoegd aan UFC 270 op 22 januari". MMA DNA (in Dutch). Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  22. ^ "Rodolfo Vieira vs. Wellington Turman scratched from UFC 270 lineup". MMA Junkie. 2022-01-21. Retrieved 2022-01-22.
  23. ^ Marcel Dorff (2022-01-28). "Turman valt in voor Muradov tegen Cirkunov tijdens UFC Vegas 49". Eurosport (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-01-28.
  24. ^ Anderson, Jay (2022-02-26). "UFC Vegas 49: Misha Cirkunov Taps to Wellington Turman Arm-Bar". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  25. ^ a b "UFC Fight Night 202 bonuses: Cachoeira vs. Kim a no-brainer for Fight of the Night". MMA Junkie. 2022-02-27. Retrieved 2022-02-27.
  26. ^ "UFC books Julian Marquez vs. Wellington Turman for June 18 event". MMA Junkie. 2022-03-30. Retrieved 2022-03-30.
  27. ^ Guilherme Cruz (2022-04-15). "With Wellington Turman out, Julian Marquez now meets Gregory Rodrigues at June 18 UFC card". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2022-04-15.
  28. ^ Steve Duncan (2022-09-07). "Andre Petroski vs. Wellington Turman anunciado para UFC 281 - MMA.uno , #1 En noticias de Artes Marciales Mixtas (MMA) en Español". mma.uno. Retrieved 2022-09-07. (in Spanish)
  29. ^ Jay Anderson (2022-11-12). "UFC 281: Andre Petroski's Ground Game Too Much for Wellington Turman". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2022-11-12.
  30. ^ Raghuwanshi, Vipin (2023-05-04). "Brown-Turman, Magny-Rowe & More Added to UFC Jacksonville". www.itnwwe.com. Retrieved 2023-05-06.
  31. ^ Dewar, Val (2023-06-24). "UFC Jacksonville: Randy Brown Takes Decision in Close Fight with Wellington Turman". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2023-06-25.
  32. ^ "UFC Matchmaking Bulletin (10/2-10/8): Ricky Simón Returns, Brad Katona Gets First Post-TUF Booking, Four Cancellations". MMA News | UFC News, Results and Interviews. 2023-10-08. Retrieved 2023-10-08.
  33. ^ Theodosi, Jamie (2023-12-02). "UFC Austin: Jared Gooden Comes From Behind, Finishes Wellington Turman In Crazy Back And Forth Affair". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2023-12-03.
  34. ^ Sherdog.com. "Wellington Turman". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-08-07.

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