Eddie Wineland vs. Johnny Eduardo
We open up the televised action in the bantamweight division, as former title contender Eddie Wineland meets Johnny Eduardo.
Wineland (21-9-1) improved to 3-1 with a TKO victory over Yves Jabouin in January. That came on the heels of a September loss to Renan Barao for the UFC bantamweight title.
Eduardo (26-9) hasn’t fought since 2012 when he bested Jeff Curran by decision. He has overcome a shoulder injury and another unnamed injury to get back into fighting form.
Round 1: Wineland is just loading up, looking to unleash a massive right. Eduardo shoots, gets denied and eats a low blow for his effort. No stop and we are back to the action. As Jon Anik pointed out, over 720 days since Eduardo last fought. Unbelievable. Good low kick almost takes Wineland off his feet. Counter right off another inside leg kick from Wineland connects. Wineland with his own inside kick, and Eduardo answers with a jab. Good battle through the first four minutes. Eduardo stuns Wineland and he notices, coming in with another right and a left and Wineland is down and out. Was a right followed by a right that ended the night of Wineland.
Johnny Eduardo def. Eddie Wineland via TKO (strikes) at 4:37 of Round 1