Gregor Gillespie
The Great


Injury Head
Est. Return 10/1/2020
Won't fight for 90 days
November 5, 2019
Gillespie was handed a 90-day medical suspension after getting knocked out by Kevin Lee on Saturday, reports.
Gillespie fell to a hard kick to the head and remained down for several minutes. He'll be prevented from fighting until early February, though he could still return before that if he receives medical clearance.
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Suffers first career loss
November 2, 2019
Gillespie lost to Kevin Lee via KO (head kick) at 2:47 of Round 1 at UFC 244 on Saturday in New York City.
If you're going to lose your undefeated record, you mine as well do so in style. In all seriousness, Gillespie appears to be okay following one of the most vicious finishes you will ever see. Gillespie entered with the highest takedown rate -- 7.44 per 15 minutes -- in UFC history. He made only one token attempt in this fight. Gillespie wins with his wrestling and world-class cardio and he simply didn't get the chance to show either against Lee. Most people think the only way to defeat UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is with one massive shot. In many ways, Gillespie's game is eerily similar to the champ and it took that one big shot to put him out. It's obviously a highly disappointing and crushing result for Gillespie in his native New York, but he'll back back.
Pegged for UFC 244
October 1, 2019
Gillespie will face Kevin Lee in a lightweight bout at UFC 244 on Nov. 2, reports.
Gillespie has been unstoppable since entering the UFC ranks, going winning five straight bouts via three knockouts and two submissions. Lee is looking to bounce back after going 1-3 over his last four fights, including a welterweight loss to Rafael dos Anjos.
Dominates Yancy Medeiros to remain undefeated
January 19, 2019
Gillespie defeated Yancy Medeiros via TKO (punches) at 4:59 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Brooklyn.
"The Gift" is coming for the best the UFC's lightweight division has to offer. Gillespie added six more takedowns to his resume on Saturday and the next opponent to consistently shut down his wrestling game will be the first. Gillespie's pace and conditioning is ridiculous and although it wasn't tested on Saturday (Medeiros landed exactly one total strike), he has displayed a solid chin throughout his pro career. It's early yet, but Gillespie could easily find himself in the title conversation 12 months from now.
Taking on Yancy Medeiros in January
December 21, 2018
Gillespie will face Yancy Medeiros in a lightweight bout at UFC Brooklyn on Jan. 19.
Gillespie is undefeated in 12 professional fights, with five of those coming with the UFC. His last four victories have finished before the end of the second round and include a knockout, a TKO and two submissions. His opponent, Medeiros, will be looking to bounce back after suffering a TKO defeat in the closing seconds of the first round against Donald Cerrone in February.
Remains undefeated with easy win over Vinc Pichel in Utica
June 1, 2018
Gillespie defeated Vinc Pichel via submission (arm triangle) at 4:06 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Utica, New York.
To give you an idea of how dominant Gillespie was on Friday, he scored 7:51 worth of control time in a fight that lasted just 9:06. Not only did Gregor have a massive grappling edge on Pichel, he outworked him. The pace Gillespie keeps is ridiculous and he prides himself on connecting with a second and third attempt if his first try fails. They didn't fail in this one, and the dominant effort earned him a $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus. Gillespie is now 5-0 in the UFC, and his last four wins have come via stoppage. "The Gift" is a legitimate contender, and he is going to merit a high-end opponent his next time out.