Eddie Wineland vs. Johnny Eduardo Added to UFC Fight Night 40 Card in Cincinnati

February 26, 2014
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Eddie Wineland vs Brad Pickett UFC 155The Ultimate Fighting Championship recently announced a UFC Fight Night event for May 10 in Cincinnati, and the fight card is filling up fast.

UFC officials on Wednesday added a bantamweight bout between Eddie Wineland and Johnny Eduardo.

Wineland (21-9-1) is just one fight removed from his shot at the interim UFC bantamweight championship. He lost his bid for a belt when Renan Barão TKO’d him at UFC 165 last September.

Wineland rebounded at UFC on Fox 10 with a TKO stoppage of his own in a fight with Yves Jabouin.

Eduardo (26-9) is just 1-1 in the Octagon, but his loss to Raphael Assuncao at UFC 134 was the only blemish in his last 13 bouts.

He rebounded from the loss to Assuncao with a unanimous-decision victory over Jeff Curran in May of 2012. Eduardo has been scheduled to fight several times since defeating Curran, but various injuries have derailed his return to the Octagon.

Eddie Wineland vs. Johnny Eduardo will be part of the UFC Fight Night 40 card on May 10 at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati. A headlining bout for the event has yet to be announced.

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    I wonder, why doesn’t anybody tell Johnny Eduardo’s story?
    He might be the most experienced guy in the whole UFC – he started fighting in 1996!
    And he does really well, despite injuries – he’s basically the only guy I remember, that Rafael Assuncao hesitated to stand with. And he soundly outstruck Jeff Curran, who, despite his decline, is a very good striker (boxer especially)

    I’m pretty sure that it’s going to be a VERY GOOD FIGHT.