The UFC has yet to officially announce the event and its location.
A former M-1 middleweight champion, Silva (19-6) agreed to face Deron Winn in 2019, but tested positive for boldenone and its metabolite. “Blindado” vowed to prove his innocence, but an independent arbitrator upheld the two-year suspension after ruling its levels “inconsistent” with meat contamination.
Silva signed with the UFC after winning four in a row, three of those in Russian soil. The ex-Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 3 contestant earned a shot at the M-1 middleweight belt by finishing ex-Bellator titleholder Alexander Shlemenko in under three minutes, and stopped then-champion Artem Frolov in the fourth round.
Turman (16-4), a UFC fighter since July 2019, looks to get back on track after losing to Andrew Sanchez via first-round knockout this past August. It will be Turman’s first bout since being in “really bad shape” due to COVID-19 in September and then being hospitalized with pneumonia in January, forcing the cancelation of fights with Sean Strickland and Aliaskhab Khizriev.