Yancy Medeiros vs. Gregor Gillespie Added to UFC Brooklyn

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Yancy Medeiros Credit: Gleidson Venga/Sherdog.com

Hawaii’s Yancy Medeiros will head to New York to take on Gregor Gillespie at UFC Brooklyn next month.

The UFC continues to stack it’s debut on ESPN+ and first show of 2019. On Thursday, Newsday was first to reveal that Yancy Medeiros and Gregor Gillespie would face off at UFC Brooklyn, otherwise known at UFC Fight Night 143. The ESPN+ show will be the promotion’s first under its new U.S. broadcast deal, and they’ve loaded up the talent on the Brooklyn card as a result.

Medeiros had posted earlier today that he’d be back in the swing of things in just four week’s time, which coincides with the Brooklyn date. The UFC has not officially announced the match-up.

The Hawaiian lightweight last fought in the main event of UFC Austin in February, where he lost to Cowboy Cerrone. Prior to that, Medeiros (15-5, 1NC) had won three straight over Alex Oliveira, Erick Silva, and Sean Spencer.

Gregor Gillespie, meanwhile, has been nothing but perfect thus far in the UFC. Gillespie (12-0) was last seen getting the better of Vinc Pichel at UFC Utica in June. That marked his fourth victory in the UFC to date. Impressively, three of those wins have come with Performance/Fight of the Night bonuses, making Gillespie a fighter to watch at 155lbs.

UFC Brooklyn (UFC Fight Night 143/UFC on ESPN+ 1) takes place January 19, 2019 at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, New York. A flyweight title fight between champ Henry Cejudo and bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw headlines the card.

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