Wellington Turman

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 25)
Curitiba, Brazil
Nickname(s)The Prodigy
Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)[1]
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 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
Teixeira MMA (2021–present)[2]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[1]
Years active2014–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission7
By decision6
By knockout2
By decision3
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog


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][3]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

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.[3]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Turman made his UFC debut as a late replacement for John Phillips against Karl Roberson on July 13, 2019, at UFC on ESPN+ 13.[4] Turman lost the fight via a controversial split decision.[5]

Turman faced Markus Perez on November 16, 2019, at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Jacaré.[6] He won the fight via unanimous decision.[7]

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

Turman was scheduled to face Sean Strickland on October 31, 2020, at UFC Fight Night 181.[11] 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.[12]

Turman was scheduled to face Aliaskhab Khizriev on February 6, 2021 at UFC Fight Night 184.[13] However, Turman was forced to withdraw from the bout, diagnosing with pneumonia.[14]

Turman faced UFC newcomer Bruno Silva on June 19, 2021 at UFC on ESPN 25.[15] Turman managed to secure multiple takedowns and took Silva's back, but ultimately lost the fight via knockout late in round one.[16]

Turman faced Sam Alvey on August 28 at UFC on ESPN 30.[17] Turman repeatedly poked Alvey in the eye throughout the fight, being deducted two points, however he won the fight via split decision.[18]

Turman is scheduled to face Rodolfo Vieira on January 22, 2022 at UFC 270.[19]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
22 matches 17 wins 5 losses
By knockout 4 2
By submission 7 0
By decision 6 3
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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.


See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b c "Wellington Turman | UFC". UFC.com. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Christian Stein (January 19, 2022). "Wellington Turman: 'It Makes No Sense to Fight Just for the Sake of Fighting'". Sherdog.
  3. ^ a b "CarrerTurman". Site Main Event.
  4. ^ Marcel Dorff. "Wellington Turman makes UFC debut on short notice against Karl Roberson in Sacramento". mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-06-15.(in Dutch)
  5. ^ "UFC Sacramento: Karl Roberson earns razor-thin decision over Wellington Turman". FanSided. 2019-07-13. Retrieved 2019-07-14.
  6. ^ Marcel Dorff. "Wellington Turman vervangt Jack Marshman tegen Markus Perez tijdens UFC São Paulo" (in Dutch). Retrieved 2022-01-20.
  7. ^ McClory, Mike (2019-11-16). "UFC Sao Paulo Results: Wellington Turman Takes Decision Against Markus Perez". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-11-17.
  8. ^ 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)
  9. ^ Evanoff, Josh (2020-08-08). "UFC Vegas 6 Results: Andrew Sanchez Flatlines Wellington Turman". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-08-09.
  10. ^ Farah Hannoun (June 18, 2021). "Wellington Turman hopes for 'Fight of Night' in clash-of-styles matchup with Bruno Silva". MMAjunkie.com.
  11. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-08-21). "Sean Strickland vs. Wellington Turman toegevoegd aan "UFC Halloween" evenement". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-08-22.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ 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.
  14. ^ "Wellington Turman é internado e está fora da luta contra Khizriev, programada para fevereiro". ge (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2021-01-10.
  15. ^ 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.
  16. ^ Bitter, Shawn (2021-06-19). "UFC Vegas 29 Results: Bruno Silva Renders Wellington Turman Unconscious Within a Round". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-06-20.
  17. ^ DNA, MMA (2021-07-28). "Sam Alvey heeft nieuwe partij te pakken, ditmaal tegen Wellington Turman op 28 augustus". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2021-07-28.
  18. ^ Behunin, Alex (2021-08-28). "UFC Vegas 35 Results: Wellington Turman Snaps Losing Streak, Defeats Sam Alvey". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2021-08-29.
  19. ^ 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.
  20. ^ Sherdog.com. "Wellington Turman". Sherdog. Retrieved 2020-08-07.

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