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Gregor Gillespie to face Yancy Medeiros at UFC Brooklyn

Gregor Gillespie defeats Jordan Rinaldi during UFC Fight

Gregor Gillespie defeats Jordan Rinaldi during UFC Fight Night at Spectrum Center on January 27, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo Credit: Getty Images/Streeter Lecka

Since debuting in the UFC in September of 2016, Gregor Gillespie has steadily picked apart all opponents put in front of him.

The Bellmore Kickboxing MMA-trained Gillespie, a former national champion wrestler for Edinboro, has four finishes in his five UFC bouts, including a 22-second knockout as well as another first-round stoppage.

Gillespie, a lightweight, faces his next challenge at UFC Brooklyn on Jan. 19 when he fights Yancy Medeiros, a UFC official said. The fight card at Barclays Center will be broadcast on ESPN+, with some prelim bouts airing on ESPN. Where the Gillespie-Medeiros fight will be placed on the card is not yet known.

Gillespie (12-0, 5-0 UFC), who grew up in Rochester and now lives and trains on Long Island, is coming off a second-round submission by arm triangle of Vinc Pichel in June at UFC Utica.

The fight marks Medeiros' return to the lightweight division. The 31-year-old Hawaiian had competed at welterweight in his last four bouts, going 3-1. Medeiros (15-5, 6-5 UFC with 1 no contest) last fought in February, losing via first-round knockout to Donald Cerrone. He was scheduled to fight this past July but had to pull out of the fight with an injury.

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