Deron Winn

USA

Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 11/13/2021
Withdraws with health issues
MiddleweightUFC
Out
October 8, 2021
Winn was forced to withdraw from Saturday's scheduled middleweight bout against Phil Hawes at UFC Fight Night due to health issues, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
The specifics of the situation remain unclear, though Winn's health issues apparently aren't related to weight-cutting. Chris Curtis will sub in on short notice to make his UFC debut versus Hawes.
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Hawes fight rebooked
MiddleweightUFC
Out
July 14, 2021
Winn (ribs) will take on Phil Hawes at the UFC event on Oct. 9, Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Winn had to withdraw of the scheduled July 17 booking due to a ribs injury. The UFC decided to rebook the two fighters a few months later when Winn should be back to full strength. Winn holds a 2-2 record in the UFC.
Picks up rib injury
MiddleweightUFC
Out
July 5, 2021
Winn suffered a ribs injury and, as such, his fight against Phil Hawes on July 17 has been cancelled, according to Alex Behunin of Cageside Press.
ANALYSIS
The injury news was announced by Hawes himself, who wished Winn a speedy recovery while mentioning that the fight was now off. It remains to be seen whether there will be a replacement for the bout, and as of now, there's no timetable for Winn's recovery, either.
Matchup with Phil Hawes on tap
MiddleweightUFC
Out
May 13, 2021
Winn (knee) is scheduled to face Phil Hawes in a middleweight fight at the UFC's July 17 event, Farah Hannoun of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Winn (7-2-0) will be entering the Octagon for a fifth time after most recently evening his UFC record to 2-2 in December, when he defeated Antonio Arroyo via unanimous decision. The 31-year-old sustained a left knee injury during the bout, but his 180-day medical suspension will expire by the time he meets Hawes (11-2-0) in the summer.
Dealing with knee injury
MiddleweightUFC
Out
December 22, 2020
Winn will be out for the next 180 days after suffering an injury to his left knee during his victory over Antonio Arroyo on Saturday, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Winn could return before 180 days are up if cleared by a doctor following and MRI and X-ray. Even if cleared, he'll face a minimum medical suspension of 21 days, including 14 without contact.
Leans on wrestling to secure win
MiddleweightUFC
Out
December 19, 2020
Winn defeated Antonio Arroyo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Coming off back-to-back losses to Gerald Meerschaert and Darren Stewart, Winn leaned on his greatest strength to, in all likelihood, save his job. Winn landed eight successful takedowns on 12 tries. He actually did relatively little with his positional advantage, but his ability to consistently get Arroyo to the mat was ultimately enough to earn him the decision. Winn may have looked strong on Saturday, but his shortcomings on the feet pose a serious long-term issue. He may have four knockout wins in his career, but Winn is going to have trouble stringing together victories when those takedowns aren't landing.