Wellington Turman beat Markus Perez with a unanimous decision Saturday to open up the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 22 in Sao Paulo.
Take a look inside the fight with Turman, who picked up his first win in the UFC and won for the fifth time in six fights.
Result: Wellington Turman def. Markus Perez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Updated records: Turman (16-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC), Perez (11-3 MMA, 2-3 UFC)
Key stat: The striking battle was nearly even – Turman led 59-56 overall. But Turman landed the fight’s only two takedowns.
Turman on the fight’s key moment
“Markus is a crazy guy. We teased each other a lot during the fight, but I had already said I would tease him the same way he teased me. It was a tough fight, but I was better.”
Turman on fighting in the UFC
“I’m very happy. It’s my dream to be part of this. I’m very young. I still have a lot to evolve.”
Turman on what he wants next
“I am always training, always on the go. Every time the UFC needs me to save a fight, I will be available.”
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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie
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