Eric Wisely

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Eric Wisely
Born (1984-07-25) July 25, 1984 (age 30)
East Moline, Illinois, United States
Other names Little Lee
Nationality American
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight 155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
Division Featherweight (2012)
Lightweight (2006-2011, 2012-present)
Reach 71.0 in (180 cm)
Fighting out of Clinton, Iowa
Team Team Conquest
Rank Black belt in Tae Kwon Do
Black belt in Kickboxing[1]
Years active 2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 31
Wins 22
By knockout 8
By submission 3
By decision 6
Unknown 5
Losses 9
By submission 1
By decision 8
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Eric Wisely (born July 25, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Featherweight division. Wisely has also fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Strikeforce.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Wisely made his professional mixed martial arts debut on December 21, 2006, when he faced Chriss Woodruff at Midwest King of the Cage 40. He successfully won his debut in the first round.

Following this win, Wisely compiled a record of 18–5 before signing with Strikeforce in mid-2011.

Strikeforce[edit]

In mid-2011, Wisely signed with now-defunct promotion Strikeforce. He made his debut against Pat Healy at Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte on August 12, 2011.[2] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[3]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Wisely made his UFC debut against Charles Oliveira in a Featherweight bout on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis.[4] He lost the bout via submission in the first round.

Wisely replacing an injured Akira Corassani and faced Jason Young on April 14, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 2.[5] He lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[6]

Bellator MMA[edit]

Wisely faced John Alessio on the Bellator 119 card on May 9, 2014 in Ontario, Canada.[7] Wisely lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 22–9 John Alessio Decision (unanimous) Bellator CXIX May 9, 2014 3 5:00 Rama, Ontario, Canada
Win 22–8 Donnie Bell Decision (split) Bellator CXIII March 21, 2014 3 5:00 Mulvane, Kansas, United States
Win 21–8 Jeremy Castro KO (punch) Pinnacle Combat 13 May 3, 2013 1 0:29 Dubuque, Iowa, United States Defended Pinnacle Combat Lightweight Championship
Win 20–8 Brian Geraghty Decision (unanimous) Pinnacle Combat 11 November 30, 2012 5 5:00 Dubuque, Iowa, United States Won Pinnacle Combat Lightweight Championship
Loss 19–8 Jason Young Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva April 14, 2012 3 5:00 Stockholm, Sweden
Loss 19–7 Charles Oliveira Submission (reverse calf slicer) UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis January 28, 2012 1 1:43 Chicago, Illinois, United States Featherweight debut
Win 19–6 Brandon Girtz TKO (arm injury) Driller Promotions / SEG: Downtown Showdown 1 November 26, 2011 2 4:26 Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Loss 18–6 Pat Healy Decision (unanimous) Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte August 12, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 18–5 Lance Wipf Decision (split) SCC: Superior Cage Combat 1 May 21, 2011 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 17–5 Matt Veach Submission (armbar) Gladiator Cage Fights: Knockout Night 1 April 23, 2011 2 2:49 Marion, Illinois, United States
Win 16–5 Hermes França Decision (unanimous) SFC: Scorpius Fighting Championships 1 September 24, 2010 3 5:00 Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
Win 15–5 Lonnie Scriven Decision (unanimous) Glory Fighting Championships: Maximum Glory July 9, 2010 5 5:00 Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Loss 14–5 Ramiro Hernandez Decision (split) Blueblood MMA: Trials of a Gladiator 6 April 30, 2010 3 5:00 Davenport, Iowa, United States
Win 14–4 Hermes França TKO (punches) Max Fights DM: Ballroom Brawl 4 January 8, 2010 1 2:03 West Des Moines, Iowa, United States
Win 13–4 Scott McAfee Decision (split) PC MMA: Pinnacle Combat MMA 3 November 14, 2009 3 5:00 Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Loss 12–4 Jeremy Ashley Decision (unanimous) LOF 32: Strictly Business June 6, 2009 3 5:00 Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Win 12–3 Cole Williams Submission (armbar) PC MMA: Pinnacle Combat MMA 2 April 25, 2009 2 2:34 Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Loss 11–3 Ramiro Hernandez Decision (unanimous) WhiteApe MMA: Gorilla Warfare October 25, 2008 3 5:00 Davenport, Iowa, United States
Win 11–2 Tristian Hansburger TKO (punches) ECC: Extreme Cage Challenge August 21, 2008 1 3:30 Clinton, Iowa, United States
Win 10–2 Danny Rodriguez Submission SB: Spring Breakage April 28, 2008 1 N/A Moline, Illinois, United States
Win 9–2 Lucas Gwaltney TKO (doctor stoppage) Mainstream MMA 9: New Era April 5, 2008 3 N/A Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Win 8–2 Micah Washington TKO (punches) Mainstream MMA 8: Cold War January 26, 2008 2 N/A Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Loss 7–2 Erik Koch Decision (unanimous) Mainstream MMA 7: Vengeance October 20, 2007 3 5:00 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
Win 7–1 Jason Medina TKO (punches) Iron Horse: Bike and Music Festival 2007 July 1, 2007 2 N/A Sabula, Iowa, United States
Loss 6–1 Jeremy Castro Decision (majority) Iron Horse: Bike and Music Festival 2007 May 27, 2007 3 5:00 Sabula, Iowa, United States
Win 6–0 Willie Dale KO (punches) Ring Style: Bad Blood 2 February 17, 2007 2 N/A Moline, Illinois United States
Win 5–0 Brady Wakeland N/A MKOTR 44: Midwest King of the Ring 44 January 13, 2007 2 1:23
Win 4–0 Alex Wakeland N/A MKOTR 42: Midwest King of the Ring 42 January 4, 2007 3 2:21
Win 3–0 Cody Clayes N/A MKOTR 41: Midwest King of the Ring 41 December 27, 2006 1 1:16
Win 2–0 Nathan Aber N/A MKOTR 40: Midwest King of the Ring 40 December 21, 2006 1 2:23
Win 1–0 Chriss Woodruff N/A MKOTR 40: Midwest King of the Ring 40 December 21, 2006 1 0:41

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Eric-Wisely?id=
  2. ^ John Morgan (June 28, 2011). "Pat Healy vs. Eric Wisely added to August's Strikeforce Challengers 18 event". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  3. ^ Staff (August 12, 2011). "Strikeforce Challengers 18: Pat Healy vs. Eric Wisely". tapology.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014. 
  4. ^ MMAjunkie.com Staff (December 4, 2011). "Featherweights Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely targeted for UFC on FOX 2". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved December 4, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Young-Wisely completes Sweden's UFC on FUEL TV 2 lineup". mmajunkie.com. February 19, 2012. 
  6. ^ Anton Tabuena (June 4, 2012). "UFC Releases Several Fighters From Their Roster". bloodyelbow.com. 
  7. ^ "Alessio Now Meets Wisely At Bellator 119". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22. 

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