UFC Boise ended it’s FS1 preliminary card with a fight between ranked bantamweights Eddie Wineland and Alejandro Perez — and Perez captured a big decision win.
Eddie Wineland and Alejandro Perez are both tough fighters traveling in very different directions in their career. Wineland has been a top bantamweight since the WEC days and is likely on the down slope. Meanwhile, Perez has been in the UFC for almost four years but is just now coming into his own. He hasn’t lost a bout in his last 6 fights. A win for either could spring them into the top ten in a crowded bantamweight division, key to getting Wineland back in the win column after a loss to John Dodson last time out.
Eddie Wineland literally ran out to start the first round, and started fast, seeking to put the pressure on Perez. Looking incredibly sharp to start the fight, Wineland actually briefly dropped Perez before Perez quickly got back to his feet and soldiered on. Perez also had his fair share of success in the early going of the bout as he was inches away from landing some big shots on Wineland.
Wineland was the aggressor throughout the entire fight, and looked to land more heavy shots. However Perez seemingly outstruck him, proving more accurate and landing the better shots in the fight. It seemed like most of the time Wineland moved in, he would find himself countered by Perez. As a result, Wineland struggled to really get going at UFC Boise. While it wasn’t quite a blowout, the judges ended up giving the fight to the younger fighter. And just like that, Alejandro Perez had the biggest win of his career to date.
— UFC (@ufc) July 15, 2018
Alejandro Perez def. Eddie Wineland by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)