Strickland (20-3) hasn’t fought since a second-round stoppage victory over Nordine Taleb on Oct. 2018. “Tarzan” suffered a motorcycle accident two months later, which forced him to go under the knife for a knee surgery. At the time, Strickland expected to “be back at it in a few months,” but his road was much longer.
“I think I was going straight and a car turned out in front of me,” Strickland said on Dec. 2018. “I got into an accident going 45 miles per hour. I was unconscious for about three hours. I got knee surgery last night, the doctor said it’s not that bad.”
Turman (16-4) looks to rebound from a first-round knockout to Andrew Sanchez in August that dropped his UFC record to 1-2. “The Prodigy” also inked a new four-fight deal with the company.