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Andrew Sanchez vs. Wellington Turman added to Aug. 8 UFC show

Andrew Sanchez (right) will return to action against Wellington Turman in August.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

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.

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