Eddie Wineland clashes with Yves Jabouin at UFC on FOX in Chicago

Former WEC bantamweight champion Eddie Wineland will get the

chance to compete close to home as he returns to action at UFC on

FOX: Henderson vs. Thomson in Chicago taking on Canadian Yves

Jabouin on the upcoming Jan 25 fight card.

Wineland (20-9-1), who trains and lives in close by Indiana,

will return for the first time since suffering a knockout loss to

UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao in September. The defeat

broke Wineland’s two fight win streak the helped him climb to the

top of the division to earn a shot at the belt.

With the bantamweight division as competitive as its ever been,

Wineland wants to get back to his winning ways as he gets the

chance to fight in his backyard of Chicago.

Hoping to derail his homecoming will be Yves Jabouin (19-8) as

he looks to build on a recent split decision win over Dustin Pague

in June. Training under coach Firas Zahabi and the Tristar Gym in

Montreal, Jabouin has put together an impressive 4-1 record over

his last five fights and he now has an opportunity to beat a former

WEC champion and take a major step forward in the division.

The 135-pound showdown between Wineland and Jabouin will take

place on the preliminary portion of the undercard for the upcoming

UFC on FOX show in Chicago with their fight likely airing on FOX

Sports 1.