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UFC 155 results: Eddie Wineland beats Brad Pickett

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Steve Mitchell-US PRESSWIRE

It's back to the drawing board for Brad Pickett. The British fighter, nicknamed "One Punch" for his power, was on the receiving end of far too many, taking a beating at the hands of Eddie Wineland en route to a split-decision defeat.

The judges scored it 30-27, 30-27, 28-29.

Pickett had hoped that a win could vault him into the UFC bantamweight title picture.

Instead, it was Wineland who attempted to place his name into the slot with the UFC 155 victory.

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The fight, which largely resembled a boxing match for long stretches, saw him knock Pickett down twice in the first round, and pepper him throughout.

"He's got a melon on him like a coconut," Wineland said. "I hit him with everything I had, I couldn't put him away."

Wineland's advantages were his hand speed and ability to master the distance between them, as he continually landed sharp right hands.

Wineland is now 20-8-1 while Pickett fell to 22-7.