There are two main events during Saturday night’s UFC 155 event.
Of course, we all know UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos headlines opposite former champion Cain Velasquez in the main event of the pay-per-view card.
But don’t forget about the preliminary card’s main event on FX between bantamweight contenders Eddie Wineland and Brad Pickett, because this is a pivotal fight in the division that may net the victor a title shot against the winner of UFC London’s Renan Barao vs. Michael McDonald.
It’s going to be a great fight, and is easily a leading contender to score the event’s “Fight of the Night” bonus.
Both Wineland and Pickett are WEC veterans who have transitioned nicely to the UFC. In Wineland’s case, he’s a former WEC bantamweight champion and had a 5-2 record in that promotion, including memorable “Knockout of the Night” wins over Will Campuzano (KO via body shot) and Ken Stone (KO via slam).
Since coming to the UFC, Wineland has only gone 1-2, but those two losses wer