A bantamweight fight takes place this weekend in the UFC between Eddie Wineland and Brad Pickett. Both fighters have gotten back to their winning ways, and they will both be looking to score an impressive finish in hopes of getting in the title picture.
Eddie Wineland comes into this fight sporting a record of 19-8-1. He is coming off an emphatic KO win over Scott Jorgensen. If he is able to defeat Brad Picket as well, he may be next in line for the title shot, which will be contested between interim champ Renan Barao and Michael McDonald early next year.
Brad Pickett comes into this fight with an overall record of 22-6. He is also coming off an impressive KO victory over Yves Jabouin. Pickett has fought some of the best in Renan Barao, Ivan Menjivar, and Demetrious Johnson. Pickett is currently on a two fight winning streak, and Eddie Wineland will be one of his sternest competitions yet.
Both of these fighters can end the fight standing, and this match up has knockout of the night written all over it. On paper, this fight seems like a toss up. Picket is dynamic in terms of submissions, but Wineland has shown some great grappling skills in his own right in his UFC tenure.
If the fight remains standing, Eddie will be able to land the better shots and will end up rocking Pickett. Picket will put up a good fight, but Wineland is putting everything together as of late. Final prediction: Eddie Wineland wins via TKO in the second round.