Wellington Turman has withdrawn from his October 31st bout against Sean Strickland on a UFC “Fight Night” card. News of the removed bout was first broken by Marcelo Barone of Combate.
In an interview with MMA Fighting, Turman revealed that he tested positive for COVID-19 in early September. He served a quarantine due to the positive test, keeping him within his house until September 24th.
“I missed two weeks of camp,” said Turman to MMA Fighting.
Turman was looking to come back from his loss in early August to Andrew Sanchez, where he was stopped in the first round.
Strickland was scheduled to make his return to MMA following an absence since late 2018. His last fight was in October of 2018, defeating Nordine Taleb in the second round with strikes.
The October 31st “Fight Night” card is set to be headlined by former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva and Uriah Hall.