Wellington Turman found a way to score his biggest win to date earlier tonight (Sat., Feb. 26, 2022) at UFC Vegas 49 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the middleweight came from behind to stop Misha Cirkunov via second-round submission (armbar).
This was a wild co-main event from the opening bell. Turman was able to jump on Cirkunov’s back early and threaten with a standing rear-naked choke. Cirkunov is well experienced so he was able to hold onto one arm, but Turman eventually broke free and nearly stopped the fight. Cirkunov escaped and eventually grabbed a hold of Turman on the ground. He landed heavy punches from the side and nearly locked in his own submission to end the fight.
Turman was exhausted entering the second and Cirkunov was able to take control again. However, during a scramble on the ground Turman was able to throw up a sneaky armbar that caught Cirkunov off guard. Before Cirkunov knew it his arm was extended and he was forced to tap.
Check out the final sequence above courtesy of UFC/ESPN.
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