UFC Utica Results: Gregor Gillespie Submits Vinc Pichel in Co-Main

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Gregor Gillespie Credit: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com

Gregor Gillespie’s wrestling was simply too much for Vinc Pichel to overcome at UFC Utica, and he used it to set up the submission finish.

UFC Utica’s co-main event featured a showdown between lightweight talents on impressive runs. Vinc Pichel had won four straight, while Gregor Gillespie was perfect in his MMA career heading into the night, otherwise known as UFC Fight Night 131.

Gillespie stayed outside early, but quickly shot for a single-leg takedown, and landed it. With Pichel down early, and dry, Gregor Gillespie had plenty of time to work. He moved to side control, and landed some short left hands. Pichel would work his way back to his feet, only to be taken down by the Division I All-American wrestler once again. Again, Pichel got back up. Again, Gillespie took him back down. That time, Gillespie moved to half guard, took his time, and worked his way to full mount. Pichel scrambled to his knees, and forced his way up. ‘From Hell’ was able to stuff the next takedown attempt, then another, but Gillespie stayed on him, completing the shot. Gillespie would look for an anaconda choke, but the clock would get in the way.

Pichel came out firing in round two, but was soon fighting off Gillespie as he latched on to a leg. Once more, Pichel was able to scramble up but risked giving up his neck, then his back, in the process. With Gillespie on him along the fence, he ate a number of strikes, including knees to the body and punches to the side of the head. Gillespie’s wrestling was overwhelming, and he soon had Pichel down, and was in side control. From there, he was able to sneak his elbow up, get his arm around Pichel’s neck, and lock in the arm-triangle choke for the win.

Gregor Gillespie def. Vinc Pichel by submission (arm-triangle choke), Round 2, 4:06


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