A compelling bantamweight bout is expected to take place at UFC 155 when Eddie Wineland squares off against Brad Pickett. Both of these fighters are coming off impressive knockout wins, which should make this fight are the more meaningful and entertaining.
Wineland is coming into this fight off an impressive KO victory against the always dangerous Scott Jorgensen. It was a sterling performance from Wineland that showcased his one-punch fight ending power. Wineland has marquee victories over Ken Stone, George Roop, and Manny Tapia.
Brad Pickett comes into this fight off an impressive KO win over Yves Jabouin. The win certainly endorsed his nickname in Brad “One Punch” Pickett, and it was a fight that ignited his fellow British natives. Pickett has notable wins over Damacio Page, Ivan Menjivar, and Demetrious Johnson. A win over Wineland puts him right in the mix for the title, which is currently being held by Dominick Cruz.
This fight has the making to be fight of the night and also fight of the night. They both possess similar styles, and their pressure and unwillingness to quit is second to none in the bantamweight division.
It will be interesting to see which stand up style prevails, and the winner is knocking on the door of a title shot, which is expected to be defended by Dominick Cruz against Renan Barao sometime later this year. Should be an interesting scrap from two of the most dynamic strikers in the bantamweight division.