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Wellington Turman replaces John Phillips vs. Karl Roberson at UFC Sacramento

John Phillips is out of UFC Sacramento, but the promotion has already found a new opponent for Karl Roberson’s return to middleweight.

Roberson, who lost to Glover Teixeira in a light heavyweight match earlier this year, will now take on Brazilian middleweight prospect Wellington Turman at UFC Sacramento, which is scheduled for July 13 at the Golden1 Center.

Both fighters confirmed the booking on social media following a report by Combate.

Turman joins the company after racking up 15-2 record with four straight wins, capped off by a first-round submission over TUF Brazil runner-up Marcio Alexandre Jr.