June 26, 1984 |
Houston Texas, USA
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)|
|Reach||69 in (175 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Chesterton, Indiana|
|Team||New Breed Academy Chicago, Duneland Vale Tudo, Applied Strength and Conditioning and SubCulture|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Eddie Wineland (born June 26, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Wineland is a former WEC Bantamweight Champion. As of August 2013, Wineland is ranked as the #4 Bantamweight fighter in the world by Sherdog's official rankings.
Wineland is from Houston, Texas and has one younger brother. He grew up wrestling and graduated high school when he was only 17 years old. He began his training for MMA with a friend at Duneland Vale Tudo. Two months later, Wineland fought a 37 year old man and won. His brother is a huge part of Wineland's inspiration for fighting. When Wineland's younger brother was only two years old, he was involved in a very bad accident in which 98% of his body was burned.
Mixed martial arts career
Wineland began his mixed martial arts career competing in regional organizations in his native Midwestern United States. He had compiled a total of 15 professional fights before signing with World Extreme Cagefighting.
World Extreme Cagefighting
Wineland became the inaugural WEC Bantamweight Champion after defeating Antonio Banuelos via first round TKO at WEC 20. Wineland lost the title in his first defense against Chase Beebe by unanimous decision at WEC 26.
Wineland was scheduled to face Charlie Valencia on June 20, 2010 at WEC 49, but Valencia was forced off the card with an injury. Wineland eventually faced Will Campuzano. Wineland defeated Campuzano via second round TKO, earning Knockout of the Night honors.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
On October 28, 2010, World Extreme Cagefighting merged with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. As part of the merger, all WEC fighters were transferred to the UFC.
Wineland was expected to face Demetrious Johnson on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox 2 However, on December 10, Dana White stated Johnson had been pulled from the bout and be a participant in the UFC's inaugural Flyweight tournament in March. Wineland was then expected to face Johnny Bedford. However, Wineland himself was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Mitch Gagnon.
Wineland next faced Scott Jorgensen on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3. Wineland defeated Jorgenson via second round KO, notable for the fact it marked the first time the durable Jorgensen had been stopped via KO. The performance earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.
Wineland was expected to face current Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barão on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161. However, on May 21 it was confirmed that Barão had pulled out if the bout, citing a foot injury. With, Barão's departure, Wineland was removed from the card as well.
Wineland attended college for one and half years and is a full-time firefighter. He also works part-time for a maintenance company.
Championships and awards
- World Extreme Cagefighting
- Total Fight Challenge
- TF Challenge Bantamweight Championship (One time)
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|30 matches||20 wins||9 losses|
|Loss||20–9–1||Renan Barão||TKO (spinning back kick & punches)||UFC 165||September 21, 2013||2||0:35||Toronto, Ontario, Canada||For Interim UFC Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||20–8–1||Brad Pickett||Decision (split)||UFC 155||December 29, 2012||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||19–8–1||Scott Jorgensen||KO (punches)||UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall||June 8, 2012||2||4:10||Sunrise, Florida, United States||Fight of the Night|
|Loss||18–8–1||Joseph Benavidez||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Live: Hardy vs. Lytle||August 14, 2011||3||5:00||Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||18–7–1||Urijah Faber||Decision (unanimous)||UFC 128||March 19, 2011||3||5:00||Newark, New Jersey, United States|
|Win||18–6–1||Ken Stone||KO (slam)||WEC 53||December 16, 2010||1||2:11||Glendale, Arizona, United States||Knockout of the Night|
|Win||17–6–1||Will Campuzano||KO (punch to the body)||WEC 49||June 20, 2010||2||4:44||Edmonton, Alberta, Canada||Knockout of the Night|
|Win||16–6–1||George Roop||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 46||January 10, 2010||3||5:00||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Win||15–6–1||Manny Tapia||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 43||October 10, 2009||3||5:00||San Antonio, Texas, United States|
|Loss||14–6–1||Rani Yahya||Submission (rear-naked choke)||WEC 40||April 5, 2009||1||1:07||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Win||14–5–1||Wade Choate||Submission (strikes)||C3: Domination||November 22, 2008||1||2:29||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||13–5–1||Jason Tabor||KO (punches)||Total Fight Challenge 11||February 19, 2008||2||4:42||Hammond, Indiana, United States||Won Total Fight Challenge Bantamweight Championship|
|Loss||12–5–1||Chase Beebe||Decision (unanimous)||WEC 26||March 24, 2007||5||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States||Lost WEC Bantamweight Championship|
|Win||12–4–1||Dan Swift||Decision (unanimous)||Total Fight Challenge 7||February 10, 2007||2||5:00||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||11–4–1||Antonio Banuelos||KO (head kick and punches)||WEC 20||May 5, 2006||1||2:36||Lemoore, California, United States||Became First WEC Bantamweight Champion|
|Win||10–4–1||Kurt Deeron||TKO||Duneland Classic 3||March 25, 2006||2||2:26||Portage, Indiana, United States|
|Win||9–4–1||Tim Norman||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Total Fight Challenge 5||February 18, 2006||1||2:40||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||8–4–1||Justin Hamm||TKO||ECF: Beatdown At The Fairgrounds 5||February 11, 2006||2||4:55||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Win||7–4–1||Christian Nielson||Decision||Courage Fighting Championships 4||January 7, 2006||N/A||N/A||Lincoln, Illinois, United States|
|Win||6–4–1||John Hosman||Submission (rear naked choke)||IHC 9: Purgatory||November 19, 2005||1||3:18||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||5–4–1||Steve Hallock||TKO (punches)||Total Fight Challenge 4||September 17, 2005||2||4:40||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||4–4–1||Chad Washburn||Submission (choke)||Duneland Classic 2||August 6, 2005||2||N/A||Portage, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||3–4–1||Brandon Carlson||TKO (injury)||XKK: Xtreme Cage Combat||October 23, 2004||N/A||N/A||Curtiss, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||3–3–1||Jim Bruketta||Submission (rear naked choke)||Total Martial Arts Challenge 2||August 28, 2004||1||N/A||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||3–2–1||Tim Panicucci||TKO (punches)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 14||March 6, 2004||1||4:56||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Win||2–2–1||Omar Choudhury||KO (knee)||Freestyle Combat Challenge 13||January 17, 2004||2||2:25||Racine, Wisconsin, United States|
|Loss||1–2–1||Stonnie Dennis||Submission (heel hook)||HOOKnSHOOT: HOOKnSHOOT||September 13, 2003||1||1:53||Evansville, Indiana, United States|
|Loss||1–1–1||Mustafa Hussaini||Submission (armbar)||Extreme Challenge 51||August 2, 2003||2||1:21||St. Charles, Illinois, United States|
|Draw||1–0–1||Mustafa Hussaini||Draw||Shooto: Midwest Fighting||May 21, 2003||2||5:00||Hammond, Indiana, United States|
|Win||1–0||Joel Cleverly||Submission||Maximum Combat 6||April 12, 2003||1||3:10||Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States|
- "Eddie Wineland's WEC profile". Retrieved 2007-10-09.
- "Sherdog's Official Mixed Martial Arts Rankings". sherdog.com. August 5, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-05.
- "WEC 43: Cerrone vs. Henderson on October 10 in San Antonio, Texas". MMAFrenzy.com. 2009-01-02. Retrieved 2009-08-29.
- "Rafael Rebello out; George Roop vs. Eddie Wineland in the works WEC 46 prelims". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2009-12-24.
- "Eddie Wineland vs. Charlie Valencia on tap for WEC 49 prelimsut". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-04-16.
- "Charlie Valencia off WEC 49 with injury; Eddie Wineland awaits new opponent". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-05-12.
- "Will Campuzano promoted to WEC 49 main card, meets Eddie Wineland". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2010-05-18.
- "Damacio Page vs. Eddie Wineland slated for WEC 52 in November". mmajunkie.com. 2010-09-09.
- "Eddie Wineland out at WEC 52; Demetrious Johnson faces Damacio Page". mmajunkie.com. 2010-10-20.
- "Eddie Wineland to Meet Ken Stone at WEC 53". mmafighting.com. 2010-11-09.
- "UFC and WEC set to merge in 2011; events to air on Versus and Spike TV". mmajunkie.com. October 28, 2010.
- "Ex-WEC champs Urijah Faber and Eddie Wineland expected to meet at UFC 128". mmajunkie.com. December 29, 2010.
- "Joseph Benavidez vs Eddie Wineland fight set for UFC on Versus 5 on Aug. 14". mmamania.com. May 24, 2011.
- "UFC on Versus 5 Play-by-Play: Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland". MMAweekly.com. 2011-08-14.
- Damon Martin (November 21, 2011). "Demetrious Johnson vs. Eddie Wineland In the Works for UFC on Fox 2". mmaweekly.com. Retrieved November 21, 2011.
- "UFC adds flyweights: Johnson vs. McCall, Benavidez vs. Urushitani at UFC on FX 2". mmajunkie.com. December 11, 2011.
- "'TUF 14' fighter Johnny Bedford takes UFC on FOX 2 slot against Eddie Wineland". mmajunkie.com. December 14, 2011.
- "Mitch Gagnon Steps In Against Johnny Bedford at UFC on Fox 2". mmafrenzy.com. December 28, 2011.
- "Scott Jorgensen vs. Eddie Wineland added to UFC on FX 3". mmajunkie.com. March 23, 2012.
- "UFC on FX 3 Results: Play-by-Play Updates". sherdog.com. June 6, 2012.
- "Brad Pickett To Face Eddie Wineland At UFC 155". Your MMA. Retrieved 22 October 2012.
- "Renan Barao vs. Eddie Wineland interim title fight planned for UFC 161 headliner". mmajunkie.com. March 6, 2013.
- John Morgan (2013-05-21). "Injured champ Renan Barao officially out of UFC 161 headliner". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-05-21.
- Mike Bohn (2013-05-22). "Eddie Wineland ‘crushed' by Renan Barao's withdrawal from UFC 161; hopes fight is rescheduled". MMAmania.com. Retrieved 2013-05-22.
- Matt Erickson (2013-07-03). "Renan Barao, Eddie Wineland meet for interim 135 title as UFC 165 co-main event". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-07-03.
- Staff. "Yves Jabouin vs. Eddie Wineland booked for January’s UFC on FOX 10 prelims". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-12-5.
- Breen, Jordan (2011-01-10). "Sherdog’s 2010 All-Violence Team". Sherdog.com. Retrieved 2012-01-16.
- Official UFC Profile
- Eddie Wineland on Twitter
- Professional MMA record for Eddie Wineland from Sherdog
|New championship||1st WEC Bantamweight Champion
May 5, 2006 - March 24, 2007