July 25, 1984 |
East Moline, Illinois, United States
|Other names||Little Lee|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
Lightweight (2006-2011, 2012-present)
|Reach||71.0 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Clinton, Iowa, United States|
|Rank||Black belt in Tae Kwon Do
Black belt in Kickboxing
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Eric Wisely (born July 25, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in Bellator's Featherweight division. A professional competitor since 2006, Wisely has also fought for the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Strikeforce.
Mixed martial arts career
Wisely compiled an amateur record of 6-1 before making his professional mixed martial arts debut on December 21, 2006 against Chriss Woodruff at Midwest King of the Cage 40. Wisely 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.
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. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Wisely replacing an injured Akira Corassani and faced Jason Young on April 14, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 2. He lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|31 matches||22 wins||9 losses|
|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 MMA 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 MMA 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)||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)||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)||Pinnacle Combat MMA 3||November 14, 2009||3||5:00||Dubuque, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||12–4||Jeremy Ashley||Decision (unanimous)||Legends of Fighting 32: Strictly Business||June 6, 2009||3||5:00||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Win||12–3||Cole Williams||Submission (armbar)||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)||Extreme Cage Challenge||August 21, 2008||1||3:30||Clinton, Iowa, United States|
|Win||10–2||Danny Rodriguez||Submission||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||Midwest King of the Ring 44||January 13, 2007||2||1:23|
|Win||4–0||Alex Wakeland||N/A||Midwest King of the Ring 42||January 4, 2007||3||2:21|
|Win||3–0||Cody Clayes||N/A||Midwest King of the Ring 41||December 27, 2006||1||1:16|
|Win||2–0||Nathan Aber||N/A||Midwest King of the Ring 40||December 21, 2006||1||2:23|
|Win||1–0||Chriss Woodruff||N/A||Midwest King of the Ring 40||December 21, 2006||1||0:41|
- John Morgan (June 28, 2011). "Pat Healy vs. Eric Wisely added to August's Strikeforce Challengers 18 event". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
- Staff (August 12, 2011). "Strikeforce Challengers 18: Pat Healy vs. Eric Wisely". tapology.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
- MMAjunkie.com Staff (December 4, 2011). "Featherweights Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely targeted for UFC on FOX 2". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
- "Young-Wisely completes Sweden's UFC on FUEL TV 2 lineup". mmajunkie.com. February 19, 2012.
- Anton Tabuena (June 4, 2012). "UFC Releases Several Fighters From Their Roster". bloodyelbow.com.
- "Alessio Now Meets Wisely At Bellator 119". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22.