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Urijah Faber vs. Eddie Wineland

Co-Main Event | Bantamweight · 135 lbs | MMA

Urijah Faber defeats Eddie Wineland via 3 Round Decision

Mmaweekly large "The California Kid" Urijah Faber
Mmaweekly large Eddie Wineland

Faber
Decision
Round 3

Urijah Faber Eddie Wineland

"The California Kid"

24-4-0   Pro Record At Fight   18-6-1
Climbed to 25-4   Record After Fight   Fell to 18-7
-410 (Heavy Favorite)   Betting Odds   +300 (Moderate Underdog)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Sacramento, California   Fighting out of   Chesterton, Indiana
31 years, 10 months, 5 days   Age at Fight   26 years, 8 months
135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   135.5 lbs (61.5 kgs)
5'6" (168cm)   Height   5'7" (170cm)
67.0" (170cm)   Reach   69.0" (175cm)
Team Alpha Male   Gym   Duneland Vale Tudo
UFC 128
  • Bout Information
  • Event: UFC 128: Shogun vs Jones
  • Date: Saturday 03.19.2011 at 10:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Keith Peterson
  • Venue: The Prudential Center
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Newark, New Jersey, United States
  • Bout Billing: Co-Main Event (fight 11 of 12)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Faber Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Wineland Total Disclosed Pay: None Disclosed
  • Event Links:

Faber vs. Wineland Wiki Update Wiki

In his first official bout with the UFC following its absorption of the World Extreme Cagefighting promotion earlier in the year, Urijah Faber rallied from a discouraging first round and overcame a spirited challenge from the streaking Eddie Wineland to take a Unanimous Decision victory at UFC 128.


Wineland, himself a WEC mainstay, entered the bout on a four fight winning streak dating back to October 2009, and had clearly prepared himself for the toughest test of his career heading in. Faber had virtually no luck implementing his game plan against Wineland in the first round. Despite Faber's stout, compact frame, low center of gravity and excellent takedown skills, he was unable to hip throw or trip the lean and wiry Wineland despite multiple attempts. Faber's experience showed by his ability to remain composed and not panic as Wineland shrugged off takedowns and landed effective shots from in close.


In the second round Faber finally seized the initiative, driving Wineland to the mat in the early going, where the bout remained for the duration of the round. Wineland put up a respectable defense from his guard, but Faber patiently worked from it, slipping in heavy elbow shots after freeing his hands and occasionally standing up in Wineland's guard to drive Wineland back down to the canvas with close-range slams.


The third round saw Faber implement his most effective standup striking of the bout, using effective counterstrikes and superior quickness to overcome his reach disadvantage. A late takedown followed by more moderately effective ground-and-pound sealed the deal for "The California Kid" in a fight that was far from in hand for most of the way.


For Faber, once the WEC's biggest name and still a promising star on the UFC's world stage, the win set him up for a title shot with 135 lb. champ Dominick Cruz, which UFC head man Dana White confirmed soon after. For Wineland, the loss was a momentum stopper that nonetheless earned him a measure of renown as well as respect.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:28 PM ET
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Faber vs. Wineland Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 1226  
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Videos & Highlights

    Interview  |  Ariel Helwani Pre-Fight Interview with Eddie Wineland report dead link

    MMAFighting's Ariel Helwani spoke to Eddie Wineland before the biggest fight of his career against Urijah Faber.

  • Interview  |  Ariel Helwani Pre-Fight Interview with Urijah Faber report dead link

    Ariel Helwani interviews "The California Kid" before his UFC 128 bout against Eddie Wineland.

Faber vs. Wineland Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

W my sis signing a pile of fan mail, check @faberfanmail if u sent something to see when it gets put in the mail http://t.co/XHNama5
5 days
after
@PhilMrWonderful is so #sowonderful Santa Claus sits on his lap & tells him what he wants for x-mas.
4 days
after
haha, never never land in Cali. Peter Pan w out the tights “@CBakeThirty3: @UrijahFaber is 31 going on 16 Dude found the fountain of youth.”
4 days
after
Here's r man @NEWBREED04 Erik Hoch in NY Pub after his KO of the night in UFC 128. Fun night! http://t.co/6GWsDKR
4 days
after
@PhilMrWonderful is #sowonderful that Wonder woman got caught doin X-ray vision to his package. Then proposed they have sum wonderful kids!
4 days
after
haha “@Tapia831: RT @chandellapowell: @UFC @PhilMrWonderful is #sowonderful that Charlie Sheen is on a new drug. It's called Phil Davis....”
4 days
after
nice Moffatt! “@moffatt163: @ufc @PhilMrWonderful is #sowonderful that between rounds he runs over and corners his opponent”
4 days
after
haha “@ufc: RT @SMOOTHone155 Phil Davis is #sowonderful his Millshake brings all the boys to the yard...oh wait, I mean...”
4 days
after
haha pretty good pics. I think i'll throw a few up. “@NEWBREED04: @UrijahFaber lol man idk about that”
4 days
after
i c u homie! “@deeCcurry: @urijahfaber i'm not gonna stop til i get noticed by you! Lol you're one of my idols and the reason i started mma”
4 days
after
should I post one on twitter? “@NEWBREED04: @UrijahFaber send me those pics bro same number got my phone back”
4 days
after
I Do, tuff! “@MrHHS209: @UrijahFaber Do u remembr wrestln Steve Veirra from Hughson back in your HS wrstln days? I would love a reply bro!”
4 days
after
One last flight from SF to Sac-town. B home soon!
4 days
after
Mr wonderful b nimble, mr Wonderful b quick @PhilMrWonderful's personality lit a candle stick! #sowonderful
4 days
after
1 more! “@helenGAGAkolb: dear @UrijahFaber i would diiiie if you retweeted me :) love you <3”
4 days
after
Im out! 6 hr flight. Suxs
4 days
after
u did a gr8 job in ur prof pic! “@TheySAYJesseJ: @UrijahFaber lol. You did a Great Job on your last fight!!!!”
4 days
after
home finally, gr8 seein u Kev“@KevinI: Where are you off to @UrijahFaber”
4 days
after
Not 2 happy “@6_PACKBROTHA: @UrijahFaber what are your feelings towards the kings leaving town?”
4 days
after
Plane abt to take off, gonna get in sum Retweets B4 i get Busted.
4 days
after
On the way 2 the airport from NY 2 Sac. Finally! Then off to So cal w @JoeB135 to see @mark_munoz & take care of some biz #imgoingbacktocali
4 days
after
Back to the gym...I feel like a fat kid with all the pizza, burgers, and red velvet in my belly!!
4 days
after
haha, has he ever made quick wrk of anyone? “@Urban1904: @MarkHominick @urijahfaber Dominick is gonna make quick work of Faber”
3 days
after
Haha ton of fun last night! “@DjDolt: @UrijahFaber tore it up http://t.co/nE4VFT1
3 days
after
Run and tell that! Homeboy “@xianknockout: @UrijahFaber great job on ur fight! and esp the bed intruder song reference hah definitely boss.”
3 days
after
awesome! “@ASunnyM: @urijahfaber Hey, just found your blue coat hidden in our storage room at Wands! We'll be gettn it back 2 u in no time.”
3 days
after
Back to the firehouse today...back to reality :-)
3 days
after
Caddy got a booty remodel! Rollin dirty http://t.co/hrrI6OM
2 days
after
Happy St. Pattys day all!!
2 days
before
Check out the @formathletics team making Ed Lover a fan of @UFC's fighters with STYLE!! C'mon Son!! http://ning.it/eWc2iq
3 days
before
Sittin down for some chicken breast and fruit.
3 days
before
Feeling strong, fast, and ready for war!!
7 days
before
Last sat morning workout at newbreed
7 days
before
Drunk Korean American Loves @koreanzombiemma and has some secret handshake? Interesting? http://t.co/1RWr9Of
8 days
before
Headed to @lastcall155 afterparty. Going to see if @KoreanZombieMMA is using his new pickup lines.
8 days
before
happy b-day! “@GuyShuravloff: @UrijahFaber can I get a bday call from the California Kid???? My whole family is there that would be sick!!!”
8 days
before
Our boy @KoreanZombieMMA's English lesson vid already has 34,000 views http://t.co/LaUWPyS 1 day. Ladies love him http://t.co/MFYOToM
8 days
before
4 sure “@Chris726: I have a fight shirt of yours that needs a signature... wanna hook me up next weekend with it? @UrijahFaber”
8 days
before
Haha, funny“@Jonnybones: Just stopped and talked to a guy wearn the bones jones @formathletics kit(shirt hat)and he had no clue who I was.
8 days
before
fat & sugar, good energy “@AlexJCarrion: @UrijahFaber saw u eating coconut bars in that vid. I found sum n im wondern the benefits of it r?”
8 days
before
C u there“@JTsCanOfPeas: flipping thru ESPN Mag and I c none other than @UrijahFaber. See you in NJ in a week! http://t.co/mApcWGT”
8 days
before
Good luck bro! “@ate3690: @UrijahFaber. Having my first mma fight in less than 24 hours, bit nervous, wish me luck? Lol”
8 days
before
Make sure u follow @shermantingle Q101 radio show...cool ass dudes!!
8 days
before
Man crazy Earthquake in Japan! Hawaii watch out for tsunami headed there by 3 AM.
9 days
before
Hillarious! @KoreanZombieMMA learnin fundamental English phrases & havin a blast in Cali! http://tiny.cc/5rnfp @UFC @danawhite @joerogan
9 days
before
Charlie Sheen's Winning Recipes http://t.co/he2sTG9
9 days
before
Thanks @shermantingle for having me as a guest this morning...after I KO this dude we will party it up for sure!
9 days
before
@UrijahFaber touche' my friend! Infinity...take that glutes
10 days
before
Headed to q 101 studios to talk to sherman and tingle
10 days
before
Hppy B-day lil late“@kannasaurus: well, i was hoping my favorite MMA fighter, would tweet me for my b-day but wishes don't always come true”
10 days
before
Just finished filming a little cultural/ language exchange with the Korean Zombie. Stay tuned, classic!!
10 days
before
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