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UFC On Versus 5 Results: Joseph Benavidez Shines In Decision Victory Over Eddie Wineland

The seventh fight of the night for UFC on Versus 5 is a bantamweight bout, Joseph Benavidez vs. Eddie Wineland, streaming live on Facebook. Benavidez aims to win his third straight contest after defeating Ian Loveland in his UFC debut. Wineland returns to action after losing to Urijah Faber at UFC 128. The referee in charge of the action is Josh Rosenthal.

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ROUND 1 - Benavidez opens with an early flurry that misses. Wineland bouncing on his heels as he advances. Benavidez lands an outside leg kick, and follows with a stiff jab. Wineland throwing out a couple jabs to test the distance. Benavidez lands a front kick. Benavidez lands a combination that rocks Wineland. Blood is pouring down Wineland's forehead, as well as his nose. Benavidez lands another leg kick. Wineland gets tagged again by a Benavidez jab. Blood is gushing out of Wineland's nose at this point. It's very likely broken. Benavidez throws a one-two combination that barely misses. Wineland stays active, landing a leg kick. Benavidez feigns another combination and misses with a leg kick. Ten seconds left. Wineland lands a stiff jab. Benavidez misses a body kick and the round ends.

MMA Nation scores the round 10-9 Benavidez.

ROUND 2 - Wineland's face is cleaned up as the round begins, though blood is still pouring from his nose. Wineland trying to push the pace as the two engage. Wineland misses a leg kick and Benavidez answers with a front kick. Wineland lands a stiff jab and Benavidez turns away from the fight. He's saying he got poked in the eye but Rosenthal doesn't stop the actions and Wineland rushes in. Benavidez backs away from the cage and the two meet in the center of the Octagon. Benavidez misses a head kick and Wineland misses a wild uppercut. Benavidez shoots for the takedown but Wineland stuffs it. Benavidez clinches and lands a stiff uppercut before disengaging. Benavidez changes stances and shoots in for another takedown that is stuffed by Wineland. Wineland pushes forward and Benavidez falls to the mat, but gets up quickly. Benavidez grazes Wineland with a head kick, and follows with a takedown. Ten second remain in the round. Wineland stands up and the bell rings.

MMA Nation scores the round 10-9 Benavidez.

ROUND 3 - Benavidez circles as the two meet for the final round. Benavidez clips Wineland with a right hook but slips before he can follow up. Benavidez lands a kick to the body and follows with a leg kick. Benavidez lands another hook that staggers Wineland backwards. Benavidez rushes and launches a flying knee that barely misses. Wineland retreats and seems to have recovered. The two trade punches, and Benavidez misses with a spinning backfist. Benavidez ducks under a Wineland jab and connects a stiff shot to the head. Wineland dodges a jab and lands an inside leg kick. Wineland swings wildly and barely misses Benavidez. Benavidez shoots for a takedown and Wineland sprawls. Benavidez stands back up and the two trade exchanges. Benavidez misses a pair of body kicks and Wineland nearly lands a stiff right hand. Ten seconds left in the fight. Wineland swings wildly and the two exchange flurries as the final bell rings.

MMA Nation scores the round 10-9 Benavidez.

UFC on Versus 5 results: Joseph Benavidez defeats Eddie Wineland via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).