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Wellington Turman hospitalized, out of UFC Fight Night vs. Aliaskhab Khizriev on Feb. 6

Wellington Turman won’t be fighting Feb. 6.

On Saturday, Turman (16-4 MMA, 1-2 UFC) confirmed he’s withdrawn from his scheduled UFC Fight Night bout vs. Aliaskhab Khizriev as he deals with pneumonia.

According to an initial report from Combate, which Turman later confirmed, Turman was hospitalized Wednesday and diagnosed with “atypical pneumonia frame (lung infection caused by microorganisms less common than normal pneumonia).” The report added that Turman is still hospitalized but is resting in stable condition.

Turman, 24, issued the following statement Saturday on Instagram (translated from Portuguese).

“Unfortunately, I won’t be able to fight on February 6th. I got pneumonia and I won’t have time to recover and get well (for) the fight. I am very upset about this. I wanted to fight again soon, but there are things that are out of our command and health always comes first. Thanks to everyone who is with me. I will recover and come back as soon as possible.”

With the change, the UFC Fight Night lineup for Feb. 6 now includes:

  • Frankie Edgar vs. Cory Sandhagen
  • Alistair Overeem vs. Alexander Volkov
  • Macy Chiasson vs. Marion Reneau
  • Molly McCann vs. Lara Procopio
  • Macy Chiasson vs. Marion Reneau
  • Aliaskhab Khizriev vs. TBA
  • Julio Arce vs. Timur Valiev
  • Seungwoo Choi vs. Steven Peterson
  • Clay Guida vs. Michael Johnson
  • Beneil Dariush vs. Diego Ferreira
  • Alex da Silva vs. Devonte Smith
  • Danilo Marques vs. Mike Rodriguez
  • Nicco Montano vs. Karol Rosa
  • Manel Kape vs. Alexandre Pantoja
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