Julian Marquez is expected to make his return at UFC’s June 18th event, facing Wellington Turman in a middleweight fight. Their matchup was first reported by Nolan King and Farah Hannoun of MMA Junkie.
The bout is the first to be reported for a June 18th card. The location for that specific event is not known at the moment.
Marquez had a strong start to 2021, earning two wins in the first four months of the year. After submitting Maki Pitolo at UFC 258, Marquez followed that up two months later by stopping veteran Sam Alvey.
He later struggled to return in the second half of 2021 and earlier this year. He has previously been booked for two fights, although they have both not happened due to him withdrawing ahead of time.
Turman is taking the booking against Marquez after scoring a submission victory last month, catching Misha Cirkunov with an armbar. A win in June would be Turman’s third consecutive time emerging victorious.