Former WEC champion and one time UFC bantamweight title challenger Eddie Wineland (21-9-1 MMA, 3-3 UFC) takes on Johnny Eduardo (26-9 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at this Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 40 from at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.
Wineland has 11 knockouts, 5 submissions and 4 decision victories in his MMA career. He has been knocked out twice in his career, four times submitted and lost in three decision fights. He made his UFC debut back in 2011 against Urijah Faber which he lost via unanimous decision, the then lost to Joseph Benavidez via unanimous decision in the same year. In June of 2012, he got a win over Scott Jorgensen via 2nd Rd KO, he ended 2012 on a positive note with a win over Brad Pickett via split decision. He lost to Renan Barao via 2nd Rd TKO in September of 2013. His last fight was in January of this year and he beat Yves Jabouin via 2nd Rd TKO.
Wineland said in a recent interview with UFC.com about his upcoming fight with Johnny Eduardo.
“I’m ready to do what I have to do and I’m well prepared. I don’t think there is any secret that when I get into the cage everyone is in for a special treat. Without the fans this sport is nothing and they can expect me to put on the best show that I can for them. I want to entertain them so they want to keep watching me fight. That’s what I go out there to do and this fight isn’t going to be any different.
“I think I’m going to be stronger and faster in this fight. I know he has a good jiu-jitsu game, but that means absolutely nothing when you are getting hit in the face.”