Eddie Wineland is a former WEC champion and one of the toughest competitors currently competing in the UFC bantamweight division.

Eddie Wineland is a former WEC champion and one of the toughest competitors currently competing in the UFC bantamweight division.

In the bantamweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Eddie Wineland is one of the best fighters. He was the inaugural World Extreme Cagefighting champion and despite never successfully defending the title, will go down in history for his title win. Since moving to the UFC, he has had mixed success and throughout his career, has had great victories and terrible defeats.

What are some of the best wins Wineland has had and was are some of his worst defeats?

Notable Wins

  • UFC 155: vs. Brad Pickett

In his fourth fight inside the UFC Octagon, Wineland and Pickett fought in a fight that was crucial to the UFC bantamweight title picture. Wineland got the split decision victory in a close fight, propelling him up the rankings while dropping Pickett down a couple notches.

  • WEC 53: vs. Ken Stone

In one of the most memorable knockouts in WEC history, the win Wineland got at the final WEC event will go down in infamy. In a fight that he was favored to win, he did so in memorable fashion getting the first round KO with a powerful slam on Stone.

Notable Losses

  • UFC  128: vs. Urijah Faber

In his first UFC fight, Wineland took on another WEC veteran, Urijah Faber. The fight had its moments when it looked like either fighter could get the win, but it was Faber who walked away with the unanimous decision win.

  • WEC 26: vs. Chase Beebe

In a fight that could have established Wineland as one of the best fighters in the weight class, he lost his only WEC bantamweight title defense to Beebe. Beebe dominated the fight for 25 minutes and got the unanimous decision win. Beebe would actually defend the title on one occasion, but Wineland has gone on to have a far better professional career than.