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Welterweight Division


"The Prodigy"

Wellington Turman

Welterweight Division

18-6-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Wellington Turman

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Learn more about Wellington Turman's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Place of Birth
Curitiba, Brazil
Trains at
Teixeira MMA & Fitness-Bethel, CT
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jul. 13, 2019
Leg reach
  • Pro since 2014
  • Has won seven of his last 11
  • Last pre-UFC bout was April 2019 win over UFC Marcio Alexandre Jr.
  • Four wins by KO, eight by submission (4 RNC, 3 guillotine, armbar)
  • Eight first round finishes
  • Origin of nickname: “Because I’m very young, still.” 

UFC 281 (11/12/22) Turman lost a three round unanimous decision to Andre Petroski 

UFC Fight Night (2/26/22) Turman submitted Misha Cirkunov via armbar at 1:29 of the second round

UFC on ESPN (8/28/21) Turman won a three round split decision over Sam Alvey

UFC on ESPN (6/19/21) Turman was knocked out by Bruno Silva at 4:45 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (8/8/20) Turman was knocked out by Andrew Sanchez at 4:14 of the first round

UFC Fight Night (11/16/19) Turman won a three round unanimous decision over Markus Perez

UFC Fight Night (7/13/19) Turman lost a three round split decision to Karl Roberson

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training martial arts just for sport. But I started to love fighting and things went very natural for me since.

What ranks and titles have you held? Imortal FC middleweight champion, CFP middleweight champion

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It`s a dream come true. I`ve worked so hard to fight here and it gives me the chance to make a career inside UFC.

What was your job before you started fighting? I never worked; I always focused myself on being an MMA fighter for a living.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: BJJ black belt

Favorite grappling technique: Rear naked choke 

Favorite Striking technique: High kick to the head