Gregor Gillespie faced the biggest test in his young career at UFC Brooklyn in top 15 fighter Yancy Medeiros.
Gregor Gillespie, despite facing nobody truly of note in his UFC career, is looked at as one of the lightweight division’s brightest prospects. Going into his fight at Brooklyn, he was 5-0 in the UFC with four victories coming via stoppage. Standing in his way of a sixth Octagon victory was borderline top-15 fighter Yancy Medeiros. Medeiros has won three of his last four against the likes of Erick Silva and Alex Oliveria going into his return fight at lightweight.
Round one saw unrelenting pressure from Gregor Gillespie, using constant wrestling, Medeiros couldn’t break free. While he had his moments in scrambles, he failed to get any sort of offense going as he was only able to throw two strikes in the opening frame. Gregor, on the other hand, constantly got the back and was able to gain dominant positions at will and kept the pressure coming the full five minutes.
Round two was even more dominant for Gillespie. Where in the first round he seemed to do more wrestling and keep control constantly, in round two he was looking for the kill. As he continuously landed good shots on the ground, Yancy couldn’t move at all and didn’t have any answers for Gregor Gillespie’s wrestling. In the final seconds of round two, as Gregor had Yancy’s back, he rained down tons of shots and the fight was called off.
— UFC (@ufc) January 20, 2019
Gregor Gillespie has arrived.
Gregor Gillespie def. Yancy Medeiros by TKO (Ground-and-Pound) in Round 2 (4:59)