01 Jan Andrew Sanchez vs. Wellington Turman added to Aug. 8 UFC show
Andrew Sanchez has another fight booked in the UFC.
“El Dirte,” who saw his middleweight bout opposite Zak Cummings fell through after the UFC cancelled a series of events in April due to the COVID-19 outbreak, is now booked to meet Brazil’s Wellington Turman on Aug. 8.
Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting. Combate first reported the news.
Sanchez (11-5) racked up a 3-3 record since winning the 23rd season of The Ultimate Fighter in 2016, including a trio of decision victories over Trevor Smith, Markus Perez and Marc-Andre Barriault.
The Tristar Gym talent, a former RFA middleweight titleholder who won the TUF trophy with a victory over Khalil Rountree, entered the octagon the last time in October, losing a decision to rising Italian middleweight Marvin Vettori.
Turman (16-3) signed with the UFC in June 2019 and lost a decision as a replacement to Karl Roberson in his debut, bouncing back to the winning column with a decision over Markus Perez last November in Sao Paulo.
The UFC Fight Night show will take place in the United States and feature heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Alexey Oleinik in a five-round main event.