Eric Wisely (born July 25, 1984) is an American professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the Lightweight division of the UFC. A professional competitor since 2006, Wisely has also fought for the Bellator and Strikeforce.
|Born||July 25, 1984|
East Moline, Illinois, United States
|Other names||Little Lee|
|Height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Weight||155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)|
|Reach||71.0 in (180 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Clinton, Iowa, United States|
|Rank||Black belt in Tae Kwon Do|
Black belt in Kickboxing
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Mixed martial arts careerEdit
Wisely compiled an amateur record of 6-1 before making his professional mixed martial arts debut on December 21, 2006, against Chriss Woodruff at Midwest King of the Cage 40. Wisely won his debut in the first round. Following this win, Wisely compiled a record of 18–5 before signing with Strikeforce in mid-2011.
In mid-2011, Wisely signed with now-defunct promotion Strikeforce. He made his debut against Pat Healy at Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte on August 12, 2011. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit
Wisely replacing an injured Akira Corassani and faced Jason Young on April 14, 2012, at UFC on Fuel TV 2. He lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.
Return to UFCEdit
Wisely was expected to face Gilbert Burns on April 27, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 3. However, it was reported on April 18, 2019 that Wisely pulled out of the bout, citing injury. He was replaced by newcomer Mike Davis.
Mixed martial arts recordEdit
|Professional record breakdown|
|39 matches||30 wins||9 losses|
|Win||30–9–1||Morgan Sickinger||Submission (armbar)||Bellator 198||April 28, 2018||1||1:12||Rosemont, Illinois, United States||Catchweight (150 lbs) bout.|
|Win||29–9–1||Eric Thomas||TKO (punches)||Caged Aggression 21: Thai Champions Day 2||March 10, 2018||3||4:40||Davenport, Iowa, United States||Defended Caged Aggression Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||28–9–1||Austin Hubbard||Decision (unanimous)||Caged Aggression 20: The Evolution||October 7, 2017||3||5:00||Davenport, Iowa, United States||Won Caged Aggression Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||27–9–1||John Ramirez||Submission (reverse triangle choke)||PC MMA: Pinnacle Combat 25||April 28, 2017||5||3:29||Dubuque, Iowa, United States||Return to Lightweight; defended Pinnacle Combat Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||26–9–1||Sean Huffman||Decision (unanimous)||Battle at the Ball Park||August 13, 2016||3||5:00||Clinton, Iowa, United States||Welterweight debut.|
|Win||25–9–1||Demian Papagni||TKO (punches)||Extreme Challenge 233||May 7, 2016||1||2:10||Clinton, Iowa, United States||Catchweight (160 lbs) bout.|
|Draw||24–9–1||Dustin Parrish||Draw (split)||PC MMA: Pinnacle Combat 22||January 23, 2016||3||5:00||Dubuque, Iowa, United States|
|Win||24–9||Cliff Wright||Decision (unanimous)||PC MMA: Pinnacle Combat 21||August 21, 2015||5||5:00||Dubuque, Iowa, United States||Defended Pinnacle Combat Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||23–9||Jared Downing||Decision (split)||PC MMA: Pinnacle Combat 19||March 13, 2015||3||5:00||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||22–9||John Alessio||Decision (unanimous)||Bellator CXIX||May 9, 2014||3||5:00||Rama, Ontario, Canada||Catchweight (160 lbs) bout.|
|Win||22–8||Donnie Bell||Decision (split)||Bellator CXIII||March 21, 2014||3||5:00||Mulvane, Kansas, United States|
|Win||21–8||Jeremy Castro||KO (punch)||Pinnacle Combat MMA 13||May 3, 2013||1||0:29||Dubuque, Iowa, United States||Defended Pinnacle Combat Lightweight Championship.|
|Win||20–8||Brian Geraghty||Decision (unanimous)||Pinnacle Combat MMA 11||November 30, 2012||5||5:00||Dubuque, Iowa, United States||Won Pinnacle Combat Lightweight Championship.|
|Loss||19–8||Jason Young||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Gustafsson vs. Silva||April 14, 2012||3||5:00||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Loss||19–7||Charles Oliveira||Submission (reverse calf slicer)||UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis||January 28, 2012||1||1:43||Chicago, Illinois, United States||Featherweight debut.|
|Win||19–6||Brandon Girtz||TKO (arm injury)||Driller Promotions / SEG: Downtown Showdown 1||November 26, 2011||2||4:26||Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States|
|Loss||18–6||Pat Healy||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers: Gurgel vs. Duarte||August 12, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||18–5||Lance Wipf||Decision (split)||Superior Cage Combat 1||May 21, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||17–5||Matt Veach||Submission (armbar)||Gladiator Cage Fights: Knockout Night 1||April 23, 2011||2||2:49||Marion, Illinois, United States|
|Win||16–5||Hermes França||Decision (unanimous)||Scorpius Fighting Championships 1||September 24, 2010||3||5:00||Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States|
|Win||15–5||Lonnie Scriven||Decision (unanimous)||Glory Fighting Championships: Maximum Glory||July 9, 2010||5||5:00||Des Moines, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||14–5||Ramiro Hernandez||Decision (split)||Blueblood MMA: Trials of a Gladiator 6||April 30, 2010||3||5:00||Davenport, Iowa, United States|
|Win||14–4||Hermes França||TKO (punches)||Max Fights DM: Ballroom Brawl 4||January 8, 2010||1||2:03||West Des Moines, Iowa, United States|
|Win||13–4||Scott McAfee||Decision (split)||Pinnacle Combat MMA 3||November 14, 2009||3||5:00||Dubuque, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||12–4||Jeremy Ashley||Decision (unanimous)||Legends of Fighting 32: Strictly Business||June 6, 2009||3||5:00||Indianapolis, Indiana, United States|
|Win||12–3||Cole Williams||Submission (armbar)||Pinnacle Combat MMA 2||April 25, 2009||2||2:34||Dubuque, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||11–3||Ramiro Hernandez||Decision (unanimous)||WhiteApe MMA: Gorilla Warfare||October 25, 2008||3||5:00||Davenport, Iowa, United States|
|Win||11–2||Tristian Hansburger||TKO (punches)||Extreme Cage Challenge||August 21, 2008||1||3:30||Clinton, Iowa, United States|
|Win||10–2||Danny Rodriguez||Submission||Spring Breakage||April 28, 2008||1||N/A||Moline, Illinois, United States|
|Win||9–2||Lucas Gwaltney||TKO (doctor stoppage)||Mainstream MMA 9: New Era||April 5, 2008||3||N/A||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Win||8–2||Micah Washington||TKO (punches)||Mainstream MMA 8: Cold War||January 26, 2008||2||N/A||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||7–2||Erik Koch||Decision (unanimous)||Mainstream MMA 7: Vengeance||October 20, 2007||3||5:00||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States|
|Win||7–1||Jason Medina||TKO (punches)||Iron Horse: Bike and Music Festival 2007||July 1, 2007||2||N/A||Sabula, Iowa, United States|
|Loss||6–1||Jeremy Castro||Decision (majority)||Iron Horse: Bike and Music Festival 2007||May 27, 2007||3||5:00||Sabula, Iowa, United States|
|Win||6–0||Willie Dale||KO (punches)||Ring Style: Bad Blood 2||February 17, 2007||2||N/A||Moline, Illinois United States|
|Win||5–0||Brady Wakeland||N/A||Midwest King of the Ring 44||January 13, 2007||2||1:23|
|Win||4–0||Alex Wakeland||N/A||Midwest King of the Ring 42||January 4, 2007||3||2:21|
|Win||3–0||Cody Clayes||N/A||Midwest King of the Ring 41||December 27, 2006||1||1:16|
|Win||2–0||Nathan Aber||N/A||Midwest King of the Ring 40||December 21, 2006||1||2:23|
|Win||1–0||Chriss Woodruff||N/A||Midwest King of the Ring 40||December 21, 2006||1||0:41|
- John Morgan (June 28, 2011). "Pat Healy vs. Eric Wisely added to August's Strikeforce Challengers 18 event". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
- Staff (August 12, 2011). "Strikeforce Challengers 18: Pat Healy vs. Eric Wisely". tapology.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
- MMAjunkie.com Staff (December 4, 2011). "Featherweights Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely targeted for UFC on FOX 2". MMAjunkie.com. Archived from the original on December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 4, 2011.
- "Young-Wisely completes Sweden's UFC on FUEL TV 2 lineup". mmajunkie.com. February 19, 2012. Archived from the original on February 21, 2012.
- Anton Tabuena (June 4, 2012). "UFC Releases Several Fighters From Their Roster". bloodyelbow.com.
- "Alessio Now Meets Wisely At Bellator 119". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
- Raphael Marinho (2019-03-29). "UFC sets Gilbert Durinho vs. Eric Wisely at UFC Fort Lauderdale, April 27" (in Portuguese). sportv.globo.com. Retrieved 2019-03-29.
- Marcel Dorff (2019-04-018). "Short notice UFC debut for Mike Davis against Gilbert Burns during UFC Fort Lauderdale" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-04-19. Check date values in: