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Eddie Wineland vs. Joseph Benavidez in Milwaukee

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Eddie WinelandEddie Wineland will get a shot at another Team Alpha Male fighter when he takes on Joseph Benavidez at UFC on Versus 5 in Milwaukee on August 5th.

Wineland is coming off his decision loss to Urijah Faber at UFC 128. Now he’ll do battle with Faber’s teammate, the fiery Benavidez, who is hoping to get back to contender status. Benavidez fought for the bantamweight title and lost to Dominick Cruz at WEC 50. Since then he has scored 2 straight wins, beating Ian Loveland at UFC 128 and Wagnney Fabiano at WEC 52.

Wineland produced 4 consecutive wins in the WEC before dropping the decision to Faber at UFC 128. He needs a win here or it’s to the back of the line as far as a title shot is concerned.

The card for UFC on Versus 5 is shaping up nicely.

  • Jim Miller vs. Ben Henderson
  • Chris Lytle vs. Dan Hardy
  • Amir Sadollah vs. Duane Ludwig
  • Eddie Wineland vs. Joseph Benavidez
  • Stephan Bonnar vs. Karlos Vemola
  • Alex Caceres vs. Leonard Garcia
  • C.B. Dollaway vs. Jared Hamman
  • Jacob Volkmann vs. Danny Castillo

About Matt Lo Cascio

Matt Lo Cascio is a former TV producer who turned to new media in 2005, and he is the co-founder and editor of Chicago's MMA. He is also the play-by-play announcer for the XFO. His work has been published by ESPN.com, DraftKings, The Comeback, FanSided and more.

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