A pair of UFC middleweights will collide in January.
MMA Fighting was first to report the news that Rodolfo Vieira will fight Wellington Turman on January 22 at UFC 270. Turman would later confirm the booking on his Instagram story.
Vieira (8-1) bounced back from his first professional loss in July by submitting Dustin Stoltzfus, keeping his 100% finish rate intact. Before this most recent win, he was submitted himself by Anthony Hernandez at UFC 258. “The Black Belt Hunter” is a gold medalist at the ADCC Submission Wrestling World Championship, the Pan American Championship, the Brazilian World Jiu-Jitsu Championship, and the Abu Dhabi World Cup.
Turman (17-5) got back into the win column last month, snapping his two-fight losing streak and keeping his job. He defeated Sam Alvey at UFC on ESPN: Barboza vs. Chikadze. Turman is 2-3 in the octagon with losses to Karl Roberson, Andrew Sanchez, and Bruno Silva. “The Prodigy” will be looking to get to a .500 record.
No main event, location, venue, or broadcast plan has been announced for UFC 270. The rematch between Israel Adesanya and Robert Whittaker is rumored to take place in the main event, but has yet to be announced.
The first Ultimate Fighting Championship PPV card of 2022 looks like this so far:
- Jarred Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson
- Greg Hardy vs. Aleksei Oleinik
- Rodolfo Vieira vs. Wellington Turman
- AJ Dobson vs. Jacob Malkoun