50 days after winning the Future MMA 4 main fight, Wellington Turman sets the final details for his UFC debut scheduled for Saturday in Sacramento, USA.
"It is the realization of a dream. I've always worked for it, since I started in MMA I watched UFC on TV, so it's a great happiness to be here, and it's a dream come true."
Turman faces Karl Roberson, who does not have a good record against Brazilians. Their only two defeats were Cezar Mutante and Glover Teixeira, both by submission.
"Jiu-Jitsu is his weak point and it's one of my strongest points. But I can give a show in whatever area I'm fighting. I'm going after the knockout in the first round. I came to give pride to our country and conquer that belt."
Turman's UFC debut could have been well before. After winning three straight victories, he was called up to participate in the Contender Series Brazil in August last year but was one of many athletes who did not get a work permit, which prevented him from fighting in front of Dana White.
In his place was former TUF Brazil finalist Marcio Lyoto, who finished Leonardo Cabeção with a guillotine in the first round. Despite the victory, the former UFC did not receive the contract. In April, Turman faced Lyoto in Future and won by submission.
"Future is a big event, it's projecting a lot athletes and the fight against Lyoto was what I needed. I was coming of three major victories, but I needed to beat a former UFC.
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