Eddie Wineland vs. Johnny Eduardo set for UFC card in Cincinnati
A bantamweight clash has been added to the UFC Fight Night card in Cincinnati.
According to sources close to the situation, Eddie Wineland returns to the Octagon in a 135-pound fight with Brazilian veteran Johnny Eduardo on May 10 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. Graciemag first reported the match-up as a possibility for a future UFC card.
Aldo: 'Rankings is f**king useless'
Responding to criticism from UFC president Dana White, Jose Aldo explains that the only thing he cares about is winning, not rankings. Also his trainer isn't worried that Gilbert Melendez is getting next crack at LW champ Anthony Pettis.
10 fights official for UFC Fight Night 39 in Abu Dhabi
In the main event, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira (34-8-1 MMA, 5-4 UFC) meets “TUF 10? winner Roy Nelson (19-9 MMA, 6-5 UFC) in a heavyweight bout. The co-main event features featherweights Clay Guida (30-14 MMA, 10-8 UFC) and Tatsuya Kawajiri (33-7-2 MMA, 1-0 UFC).
Also on the show, Turkey’s Alptekin Ozkilic (9-2 MMA, 1-1 UFC) meets up with Dustin Ortiz (12-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) in a flyweight battle. “TUF 13? runnerup Ramsey Nijem (9-4 MMA, 4-3 UFC) fights unbeaten Beneil Dariush (7-0 MMA, 1-0 UFC) in a lightweight battle. Ryan LaFlare (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) put his perfect record on the line against John Howard (22-8 MMA, 6-3 UFC) at welterweight. Jim Alers (12-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) meets Alan Omer (18-3 MMA, 0-0 UFC), of Iraq, in a featherweight bout between two promotional newcomers. And Trevor Smith (11-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC) meets former middleweight title challenger Thales Leites (22-4 MMA, 7-3 UFC).