Deron Winn


Misses weight
October 17, 2019
Winn weighed in at 188.5 pounds -- 2.5 pounds over the middleweight limit -- for Friday's matchup against Darren Stewart at UFC Boston.
Following the missed weight, Winn will not attempt to cut any further weight, but will be fined 20 percent of his purse. The fight will continue as planned against Stewart, who has won three of his last four fights after a shaky start to his UFC career. Winn will look to improve his record to 7-0 as a professional fighter Friday.
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Booked for second UFC bout
August 7, 2019
Winn has been booked to take on Darren Stewart at UFC Boston on October 18, Nolan King of reports.
Winn is coming off his UFC debut on first win under the promotion against Eric Spicely at UFC Fight Night 154 back in June. Now, the light heavyweight is already ready to extend his professional winning streak to seven fights in October. His opponent, Stewart, has shaken off a tough start to his UFC career and has won three of his last four fights.
Survives brawl for first UFC win
June 22, 2019
Winn defeated Eric Spicely via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night 154 in Greenville, South Carolina on Saturday.
Winn came out throwing hammers early and often in this one, choosing not to test his opponent's BJJ black belt on the ground. The AKA product landed shots that likely would have put down most fighters, but Spicely hung tough, forcing him to settle for the decision victory. While we didn't see his entire skill set here, Winn is a strong wrestler who throws in combinations and has dynamite in his fists, which should make him fun to watch at middleweight. Despite being known for his wrestling, Winn made history in his company debut by landing 169 significant strikes -- a new middleweight record. He improves to 6-0 in professional MMA as a result of the victory, and will go home $50,000 richer after receiving a Fight of the Night bonus.
Third Greenville opponent finalized
June 17, 2019
Winn will now take on Eric Spicely in a middleweight matchup at UFC Greenville on Saturday, Nolan King of reports.
After his second opponent, Bruno Silva, withdrew from their scheduled fight, Winn was left with less than a week to find a replacement willing to face him. In steps Spicely, who is making his UFC return after going 2-4 with the company in a stretch that lasted from 2016 to 2018. Spicely has won back-to-back fights on lesser circuits since his release, and UFC brass ultimately deemed him ready to face the debuting wrestling prospect. Spicely's offensive wrestling was always superior to his offensive striking during his UFC days, so look for the two combatants to try to find takedowns early and often.
Another opponent change
June 16, 2019
Winn is now in search of his third opponent for UFC Greenville on June 22, as Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports that Bruno Silva has withdrawn from the fight.
Winn was originally scheduled to face Markus Perez, so Silva's withdrawal means it will be his third opponent -- provided the UFC is able to successfully find a replacement just six days from the fight. The hope is Winn will remain on the card, but the situation is worth revisiting before Saturday's lineup lock.
New opponent for debut
May 16, 2019
Winn will now take on Bruno Silva at UFC Greenville on June 23 following the withdrawal of Markus Perez, Nolan King of Flocombat reports.
The reasons for the withdrawal of Perez are unknown at this time, but Winn will now draw an opponent making his debut as well. Silva is a 29-year-old Brazilian prospect with a 19-6 overall record, but has won 14 of his last 15 fights overall. There's certainly finishing power here, as Silva has accrued 16 of his 19 wins via KO/TKO, so Winn will look to negate that with his wrestling talents in this preliminary bout.