Brad Pickett vs. Eddie Wineland, Erik Perez vs. Byron Bloodworth added to UFC 155

Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

The UFC had added two bantamweight bouts to it's already-stacked UFC 155 card on December 29th in Vegas.

A stacked UFC 155 card got even more stacked with the addition of two potentially explosive bantamweight fights. One bout is between contenders, the other between prospects. Here's what UFC.com had to say about them:

Plus, England's Brad Pickett, fresh from back-to-back finishes of Damacio Page and Yves Jabouin, will get another tough test in former WEC bantamweight boss Eddie Wineland, and up and comers at 135, Erik Perez and Byron Bloodworth, meet in a preliminary matchup.

Pickett (22-6) has picked up performance bonuses in all three of his UFC fights thus far, taking home an extra $160,000 dollars. He rebounded from a loss to Renan Barao in his debut with the two wins mentioned above. Wineland (16-8-1), a former WEC bantamweight champion, broke a two-fight losing streak with a solid knockout win over Scott Jorgensen at UFC on FX 3 in June.

Perez (12-4) is 2-0 in the UFC, and picked up the fastest knockout in UFC/WEC bantamweight history by knocking out Ken Stone in 17 seconds in his last bout. Bloodworth (6-2) was finished by Mike Easton in his UFC debut, and will look for his first win against the Mexican fighter.

Both fights are expected to take place on the preliminary portion of the event.. Here's a look at the current card:

Junior Dos Santos (15-1) vs. Cain Velasquez (9-1)
Forrest Griffin (19-7) vs. Phil Davis (10-1, 1 NC)
Tim Boetsch (16-4) vs. Chris Weidman (9-0)
Joe Lauzon (22-7) vs. Gray Maynard (11-1-1, 1 NC)
Alan Belcher (18-6) vs. Yushin Okami (27-7)
Chris Leben (22-8) vs. Karlos Vemola (9-3)
Matt Mitrione (5-1) vs. Philip De Fries (9-1, 1 NC)
Ricardo Lamas (12-2) vs. Erik Koch (13-1)
Brad Pickett (22-6) vs. Eddie Wineland (19-8-1)
Erik Perez (12-4) vs. Byron Bloodworth (6-2)

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Join Bloody Elbow

You must be a member of Bloody Elbow to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bloody Elbow. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_5349_tracker