Eddie Wineland meets Johnny Eduardo at UFC Fight Night in Cincinnati

BY Damon Martin • February 27, 2014

The UFC Fight Night card in Cincinnati keeps growing with the addition of a bantmaweight matchup pitting former WEC champion Eddie Wineland against Brazilian Johnny Eduardo in a bout taking place on May 10.

Wineland (21-9-1) returned to form in his last fight following a disappointing title loss to Renan Barao in September 2013 when he crushed Canadian striker Yves Jabouin.  Wineland has gone 3-1 over his last four fights with the only defeat coming to the champion at 135 pounds.

The inked up firefighter from just outside of Chicago will keep to his Midwestern roots when he competes in Cincinnati only a few hours away from his hometown.

His opponent Johnny Eduardo (26-9) will have a much longer trip to take for this fight, but it's likely after nearly two years out of the sport due to injury that he'll be happy to go anywhere so long as he can get back into the Octagon again. 

Eduardo is a Nova Uniao fighter, who trains with the likes of bantamweight champion Barao and featherweight king Jose Aldo, but for the better part of 24 months now the Brazilian prospect has been out of action and awaiting his body to heal so he could return.  Now with health on his side, Eduardo will look to build on his current 1-1 UFC record when he faces Wineland in May.  

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