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Eddie Wineland slated to fight Rani Yahya at WEC 40

Former WEC bantamweight champion Eddie Wineland has signed a new contract with the WEC and will return at WEC 40 on April 5 in Chicago, Illinois.

MMAFighting.com has learned from sources close to Wineland that his opponent will be former title contender Rani Yahya.

Wineland lost the belt to Chase Beebe at WEC 26 in March 2007 and Yahya challenged for the belt in a losing effort against Beebe at WEC 30 that September.

Wineland (14-5-1) has since won two fights in local shows in Hammond, Indiana.

Yahya (12-4) lost in his next fight against Norifumi "KID" Yamamoto at K-1 Dynamite!! 2007, but won in his return to WEC against Yoshiro Maeda at WEC 36 in November 2008.

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