A bantamweight matchup between recent title challenger Demetrious Johnson and former WEC champ Eddie Wineland is in the works for the second UFC on Fox event, which is expected to take place on January 28 in Chicago, MMA Weekly reports.
Johnson (9-2) came up short against bantamweight champ Dominick Cruz in October following back-to-back UFC wins over Kid Yamamoto and Miguel Torres by “Mighty Mouse.” Wineland (18-8-1) ended his WEC career with four-straight wins, but is 0-2 in the UFC after losing to fellow contenders Urijah Faber and Joseph Benavidez.
Johnson-Wineland is the first fight rumored for UFC on Fox 2, which will feature a two hour, four fight main card after Junior dos Santos’ 64-second knockout of heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was the only fight featured on the first UFC on Fox broadcast.
The event takes place one week after the UFC debuts on FX on Jan. 20 with Melvin Guillard vs. Jim Miller and one week before UFC 143 on Feb. 4 with welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz.
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Pictured: Demetrious Johnson