Round 1: The fighters touch gloves and Wineland takes the center of the cage. Eduardo lands first with an outside leg kick. Wineland presses forward. He lands a right hand. Eduardo answers with an outside leg kick. Wineland steps in with a combination. Eduardo delivers an inside leg kick. Wineland lands his jab. Wineland lands a hard outside leg kick. Eduardo lands a right hand that backs Wineland up. They briefly clinch before separating. Eduardo continues to throw and land leg kicks. Wineland switches stances. They exchange. Eduardo lands a right hand that wobbles Wineland. He moves in with another right hand that drops Wineland. It’s over.
The official time of the technical knockout was 4:37 of the opening round.
“When I connected with the first punch, I felt he was dizzy so I connected with one more right away and knocked him out.
“He is the fourth-ranked fighter in the world. I was out of the sport for two years so I didn’t know what to expect, but I thought it would be a difficult fight for me.
“I am very motivated. I want to be in the UFC and do whatever they want me to do! I am ready to do whatever they ask.”
“It happens. It’s a fight.”