They say speed kills, but it’s not likely anyone will be complaining about two of the fastest bantamweights meeting in January.
Former UFC bantamweight title contender Demetrious Johnson will make his return to action against former WEC champion Eddie Wineland in a fight expected to take place at the UFC on Fox 2 fight card on Jan. 28.
Sources close to the match-up confirmed verbal agreements are in place for the bout when speaking to MMAWeekly.com on Monday.
Still feeling the sting from a tough decision loss to UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz in his last fight, Johnson will return to action in January with hopes of reclaiming a top spot in the division.
A student under legendary trainer Matt Hume, Johnson was on a four fight win streak before running into Cruz in October. Now he’ll face a former champion with a potential bout on Fox.
Eddie Wineland comes back at UFC on Fox 2 with nothing but victory on his mind after suffering back-to-back defeats in his most recent fights. Wineland had a tough stretch facing the best of the best from Team Alpha Male, losing decisions to both Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez.
Now Wineland wants to avoid three losses in a row. To do so, he’ll have to go through the ultra speedy Demetrious Johnson in January.
The UFC on Fox 2 card will go down on Jan. 28 at the United Center in Chicago.