Eddie Wineland

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Eddie Wineland
Eddie Wineland WEC 53.jpg
Eddie Wineland
Born (1984-06-26) June 26, 1984 (age 34)
Houston Texas, United States
ResidenceWestville, Indiana
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Weight135 lb (61 kg; 9.6 st)[2]
Reach69 in (175 cm)
StyleWrestling, Kickboxing, BJJ
Fighting out ofChesterton, Indiana, United States[2]
TeamNew Breed Academy Chicago, Duneland Vale Tudo, Applied Strength and Conditioning and SubCulture
RankBlue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu[3]
Years active2003-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout13
By submission5
By decision5
By knockout3
By submission4
By decision6
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
last updated on: August 5, 2013

Eddie Wineland (born June 26, 1984) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Bantamweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. A professional competitor since 2003, Wineland is a former WEC Bantamweight Champion. As of 26 July 2018, he is the #15 ranked contender in the official UFC bantamweight rankings.[4]


Wineland was born in Houston, Texas and has one younger brother. Wineland grew up competing in wrestling and graduated from Chesterton High School in Porter County, Indiana when he was 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. Wineland's brother is an inspiration for his fighting career. When his brother was two years old, he burned 98% of his body in an accident.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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[edit]

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: Condit vs. Alessio.

Wineland was defeated by Rani Yahya via first round submission on April 5, 2009 at WEC 40.

Wineland defeated Manny Tapia via unanimous decision on October 10, 2009 at WEC 43.[5]

Wineland was scheduled to face Rafael Rebello on January 10, 2010 at WEC 46, but Rebello was forced off the card with an injury and replaced by George Roop.[6] He won via unanimous decision.

Wineland was scheduled to face Charlie Valencia on June 20, 2010 at WEC 49,[7] but Valencia was forced off the card with an injury.[8] Wineland eventually faced Will Campuzano.[9] Wineland defeated Campuzano via second-round TKO, earning Knockout of the Night honors.[10][11]

Wineland was expected to face Damacio Page on November 11, 2010 at WEC 52.[12] However, Wineland was forced out of the bout with a shoulder injury and replaced by Demetrious Johnson.[13]

Wineland then faced Ken Stone on December 16, 2010 at WEC 53.[14] He won via KO due to a slam in the first round, earning his second straight Knockout of the Night award.[15][16]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

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.[17]

In his UFC debut, Wineland faced former WEC Featherweight Champion Urijah Faber on March 19, 2011 at UFC 128.[18] Wineland lost the back and forth fight via unanimous decision.[19]

Wineland fought Joseph Benavidez on August 14, 2011 at UFC on Versus 5.[20] He was defeated by Benavidez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).[21]

Wineland was expected to face Demetrious Johnson on January 28, 2012 at UFC on Fox 2[22] 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.[23] Wineland was then expected to face Johnny Bedford.[24] However, Wineland himself was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by promotional newcomer Mitch Gagnon.[25]

Wineland next faced Scott Jorgensen on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3.[26] Wineland defeated Jorgenson via second-round knockout, notable for the fact it marked the first time the durable Jorgensen had been stopped via KO.[27] The performance earned both participants Fight of the Night honors.[28]

Wineland faced Brad Pickett on December 29, 2012 at UFC 155.[29] Wineland defeated Pickett via split decision.[30]

Wineland was expected to face then current Interim UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barão on June 15, 2013 at UFC 161.[31] However, on May 21 it was confirmed that Barão had pulled out if the bout, citing a foot injury.[32] With, Barão's departure, Wineland was removed from the card as well.[33]

The bout with Barão eventually took place on September 21, 2013 at UFC 165.[34] After winning the first round, Wineland lost the fight via TKO in the second round after he was dropped with a spinning kick and follow up flurry, forcing a referee stoppage.[35]

Wineland faced Yves Jabouin at UFC on Fox 10.[36] Wineland won the fight via TKO in the second round.[37]

Wineland faced Johnny Eduardo on May 10, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 40.[38] He lost the fight via KO in the first round.[39]

After over a year away from the sport, Wineland returned to face Bryan Caraway on July 25, 2015 at UFC on Fox 16.[40] He lost the fight by unanimous decision.[41]

Wineland next faced Frankie Saenz on July 23, 2016 at UFC on Fox 20.[42] He won the back and forth fight via TKO in the third round and also earned a Performance on the Night bonus.[43][44]

Wineland faced Takeya Mizugaki on December 17, 2016 at UFC on Fox 22.[45] He won the fight via TKO in the first round.[46]

Wineland next faced John Dodson on April 22, 2017 at UFC Fight Night 108.[47] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[48]

Wineland faced Alejandro Pérez on July 14, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 133.[49] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[50]

Personal life[edit]

Wineland attended college for one and half years and is a full-time firefighter in LaPorte, Indiana.[51] He also works part-time for a maintenance company.[52] Wineland and his wife Amber have two children.

Championships and awards[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 23–13–1 Alejandro Pérez Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: dos Santos vs. Ivanov July 14, 2018 3 5:00 Boise, Idaho, United States
Loss 23–12–1 John Dodson Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Lobov April 22, 2017 3 5:00 Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Win 23–11–1 Takeya Mizugaki TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: VanZant vs. Waterson December 17, 2016 1 3:04 Sacramento, California, United States
Win 22–11–1 Frankie Saenz TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Holm vs. Shevchenko July 23, 2016 3 1:54 Chicago, Illinois, United States Performance of the Night.
Loss 21–11–1 Bryan Caraway Decision (unanimous) UFC on Fox: Dillashaw vs. Barão 2 July 25, 2015 3 5:00 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 21–10–1 Johnny Eduardo KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Brown vs. Silva May 10, 2014 1 4:37 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Win 21–9–1 Yves Jabouin TKO (punches) UFC on Fox: Henderson vs. Thomson January 25, 2014 2 4:16 Chicago, Illinois, United States
Loss 20–9–1 Renan Barão TKO (spinning back kick and punches) UFC 165 September 21, 2013 2 0:35 Toronto, Ontario, Canada For the 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 TKO (body punch) 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 (punches) 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 the 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 the 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 Won the inaugural WEC Bantamweight Championship.
Win 10–4–1 Kurt Deeron TKO (punches) 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 (punches) 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 3 5:00 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 (knee 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

See also[edit]


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  7. ^ "Eddie Wineland vs. Charlie Valencia on tap for WEC 49 prelimsut". mmajunkie.com. Archived from the original on 2010-04-18. Retrieved 2010-04-16.
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New championship 1st WEC Bantamweight Champion
May 5, 2006 - March 24, 2007
Succeeded by
Chase Beebe