Chicago-area’s Eddie Wineland to fight on UFC card at United Center
BY JOHN SILVER Staff Reporter December 4, 2013 6:16PM
Benson Henderson (R) will be headlining the UFC on FOX card at the United Center on January 25, 2014; the same card Chicago-area product Eddie Wineland will fight on.
Updated: December 4, 2013 7:06PM
For the third straight January, the Ultimate Fighting Championship is returning to the United Center and the UFC is loading up the card with local talent.
The Sun-Times has learned that Eddie Wineland, who fights out of Chesterton, Ind., will face Canadian bantamweight Yves Jabouin on the main card of the “UFC on Fox 10” card on Jan. 25.
Wineland (20-9-1) will seek to make another run at the title. The former WEC bantamweight champion is coming off a loss against Renan Barao in a match for the interim UFC bantamweight title.
Jabouin is coming off a split-decision win against Dustin Pague at UFC 161 in June.
A fight between two former lightweight champions will headline “UFC on Fox 10” — former UFC champion Benson Henderson against former Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson.
Also previously announced for the card, Darren Elkins (17-3), of Hobart, Ind., will face featherweight Jeremy Stephens (22-9)
Tickets begin at $40 and go on sale on Friday through ticketmaster.com and the United Center ticket office.