Eric Wisely

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.

Eric Wisely
Born (1984-07-25) July 25, 1984 (age 35)
East Moline, Illinois, United States
Other namesLittle Lee
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionFeatherweight
Lightweight
Welterweight
Reach71.0 in (180 cm)
Fighting out ofClinton, Iowa, United States
TeamTeam Conquest
RankBlack belt in Tae Kwon Do
Black belt in Kickboxing[1]
Years active2006–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total40
Wins30
By knockout10
By submission5
By decision10
Unknown5
Losses9
By submission1
By decision8
Draws1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early 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.

StrikeforceEdit

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.[2] He lost the fight via unanimous decision.[3]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Wisely made his UFC debut against Charles Oliveira in a Featherweight bout on January 28, 2012, at UFC on Fox: Evans vs. Davis.[4] He lost the bout via submission in the first round.

Wisely replacing an injured Akira Corassani and faced Jason Young on April 14, 2012, at UFC on Fuel TV 2.[5] He lost the fight via unanimous decision and was subsequently released from the promotion.[6]

Bellator MMAEdit

Wisely faced John Alessio on the Bellator 119 card on May 9, 2014, in Ontario, Canada.[7] Wisely lost the fight via unanimous decision.

Return to UFCEdit

Wisely was expected to face Gilbert Burns on April 27, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 3.[8] However, it was reported on April 18, 2019 that Wisely pulled out of the bout, citing injury. He was replaced by newcomer Mike Davis.[9]

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
39 matches 30 wins 9 losses
By knockout 10 0
By submission 5 1
By decision 10 8
Unknown 5 0
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.ufc.com/fighter/Eric-Wisely?id=
  2. ^ John Morgan (June 28, 2011). "Pat Healy vs. Eric Wisely added to August's Strikeforce Challengers 18 event". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  3. ^ Staff (August 12, 2011). "Strikeforce Challengers 18: Pat Healy vs. Eric Wisely". tapology.com. Retrieved July 24, 2014.
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "Young-Wisely completes Sweden's UFC on FUEL TV 2 lineup". mmajunkie.com. February 19, 2012. Archived from the original on February 21, 2012.
  6. ^ Anton Tabuena (June 4, 2012). "UFC Releases Several Fighters From Their Roster". bloodyelbow.com.
  7. ^ "Alessio Now Meets Wisely At Bellator 119". TopMMANews.com. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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: |date= (help)

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