Eric Spicely is back on the biggest stage, stepping up to face Deron Winn at UFC Greenville.
Six-time Octagon veteran Eric Spicely is back in the Octagon, when he faces undefeated prospect Deron Winn at UFC Greenville this weekend. Ariel Helwani first mentioned Spicely as a possibility, whilst his manager Daniel Rubenstein confirmed it on Twitter.
Spicely steps in for Bruno Silva, who stepped in for Markus Perez to face Winn.
Since his release from the promotion last year, Spicely has fought for CES MMA, where he scored back-to-back first-round knockout wins at CES 54 in January against Leo Pla and CES 55 in March against Caio Magalhães respectively. In the UFC, Spicely went 2-4 with submission wins over Alessio Di Chirico and future title challenger Thiago Santos. He was cut after losing three-in-a-row, with his last appearance a knockout loss to England’s Darren Stewart. Spicely has finished 11 of his 14 wins, all of which came in the first round.
Deron Winn is a highly touted prospect who trains out of American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose, California. The 5’5” middleweight, has won all of his five professional contests so far – four of which came via first-round knockout. The biggest victory of his career was a unanimous decision victory over Octagon veteran Tom Lawlor. Winn was a three-time state champion as a wrestler, and held a high school record of 163-6.
UFC Greenville will be live from the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, this Saturday, June 22. The main event is a featherweight showdown between former title challenger Chan Sung Jung (The Korean Zombie) and top contender Renato Moicano.