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Conor McGregor calls out Gregor Gillespie over best fisherman in MMA remarks, Dustin Poirier chimes in

Adam D Martin - May 9, 2021

UFC superstar Conor McGregor called out Gregor Gillespie over his “best fisherman in MMA remarks,” and then Dustin Poirier also chimed in. Gillespie finished Diego Ferreira in the second round of a back-and-forth fight at UFC Vegas 26 that saw “The Gift” return to the win column for the first time in over two years. With Ferreira coming in overweight, Gillespie was already at a disadvantage right from the start of this fight. But he was able to weather the early storm then take the fight into deep waters and finish Ferreira late in the second round for another fantastic performance.

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Diego Ferreira expects to finish Gregor Gillespie "impressively" at UFC Vegas 26, wants Dan Hooker or Paul Felder next

Cole Shelton - May 5, 2021

Diego Ferreira wanted a quick turnaround after his loss to Beneil Dariush in February and he got his wish. On the main card of UFC Vegas 26, Ferreira took a short notice fight against Gregor Gillepsie on a month’s notice. Although it is a tough matchup, Ferreira says it was an immediate yes to accept the fight.

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Gregor Gillespie booked against Diego Ferreira for UFC Fight Night event

Adam D Martin - April 13, 2021

An intriguing lightweight bout between Gregor Gillespie and Diego Ferreira has been added to the UFC Fight Night card on May 8. Gillespie was supposed to fight Brad Riddell last month, but the fight was scrapped on fight day when Riddell was pulled from the card due to COVID-19 protocols. Instead of re-booking that fight, the UFC matchmakers have gone and given Gillespie a new matchup against Ferreira in what is a battle between top-15 ranked lightweight. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was the first to report the matchup, which will take place on the May 8 card headlined by TJ Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen. The card will likely take place in Las Vegas.

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UFC Vegas 22 loses co-main event on just hours notice

Chris Taylor - March 20, 2021

Tonight’s UFC Vegas 22 fight card just took a major hit as the scheduled co-main event between Gregor Gillespie and Brad Riddell has been cancelled. Gillespie and Riddell were set to collide in a key lightweight bout, with the winner likely earning a top ranked opponent their next time out.

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Gregor Gillespie returns from lengthy layoff opposite City Kickboxing's Brad Riddell

Tom Taylor - February 19, 2021

Gregor Gillespie is finally slated to return to the cage. The once-beaten American lightweight will take on Kiwi striker Brad Riddell on March 20. News of this matchup was first reported by Christopher Reive of the New Zealand Herald.

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Gregor Gillespie speaks out after KO loss to Kevin Lee

Tom Taylor - November 6, 2019

Lightweight contender Gregor Gillespie experienced the first loss of his professional MMA career at UFC 244, succumbing to a first-round head-kick courtesy of Kevin Lee. Speaking to MMA Fighting, Gillespie opened up on this first pro setback. Apparently, he’s in good spirits in spite of it.

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UFC 244 medical suspensions: Nate Diaz, Gregor Gillespie facing lengthy absences

Tom Taylor - November 5, 2019

UFC 244 was an exciting card by all accounts, highlighted by a number thrilling finishes and several back-and-forth brawls. An unfortunate side effect of cards of this kind, of course, is that they tend to take a physical toll on the fighters involved, resulting in lengthy medical suspensions. A number of fighters on the UFC 244 bill have been handed 90-day medical suspensions by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC).

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Pros react to Kevin Lee finishing Gregor Gillespie at UFC 244

Natasha Hooper - November 2, 2019

Tonight during the stacked main event of UFC 244, Kevin Lee collided with Gregor Gillespie in a lightweight bout. Kevin ‘The Motown Phenom’ had moved back to the lightweight division after losing to UFC legend, Rafael Dos Anjos in a welterweight matchup in May 2019. His last fight prior was against Al Iaquinta. Their first face-off was during Lee’s UFC debut five years ago. Iaquinta defeated his opponent by unanimous decision at UFC 169. Much to the dismay of ‘The Motown Phenom’, their rematch in 2018 offered the same outcome: a unanimous decision loss.

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Kevin Lee is 'gunning for 0s' and it starts with Gillespie and ends with Nurmagomedov

Cole Shelton - October 29, 2019

Kevin Lee is set to return to the lightweight division at UFC 244 in New York. There, the “Motown Phenom” will be taking on the undefeated Gregor Gillespie in a very risky fight. In fact, Lee says this is the stupidest fight he could have taken, but it’s a scrap he wanted to take nonetheless.

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Kevin Lee says Gregor Gillespie is the 'dumbest fight' he could have taken

Harry Kettle - October 15, 2019

UFC lightweight contender Kevin Lee believes that taking a fight with Gregor Gillespie was the dumbest decision he could’ve made as he attempts to get back in the win column at UFC 244. Lee (17-5) is set to square off against the undefeated Gillespie (13-0) at Madison Square Garden in just a few short weeks, with ‘The Motown Phenom’ coming off the back of three defeats in his last four fights.

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Gregor Gillespie discusses his UFC 244 fight with Kevin Lee

Natasha Hooper - October 2, 2019

Gregor Gillespie discusses how he overcame alcohol and drug addiction to pursue his MMA career. He also reveals the hardest worker he knows in the MMA game. Yesterday it was announced that the undefeated lightweight prospect, Gillespie, is scheduled to fight Kevin Lee at UFC 244 on Saturday 2nd November in New York City.

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Report: Kevin Lee vs Gregor Gillespie being discussed for UFC 244

Mike Pendleton - September 30, 2019

Former UFC interim lightweight title challenger Kevin Lee is reportedly ready to return to the lightweight division, and he’s got an undefeated opponent waiting for him. MMA Junkie was first to report that Kevin Lee vs Gregor Gillespie is being discussed for UFC 244 on November 2nd in New York. This will mark the return to the lightweight division for Kevin Lee who most recently suffered a loss to Rafael dos Anjos in his welterweight debut fight. After the one fight at 170 pounds, Lee announced earlier in September that he would be moving back to the lightweight division, and engaged in a back-and-forth with rising contender Islam Makhachev.

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Gilbert Burns names multiple top lightweights who turned him down

Cole Shelton - May 30, 2019

Gilbert Burns is looking to get into the top-15 of the UFC lightweight division, but that has been easier said than done. The Brazilian is riding a two-fight winning streak with wins over Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Mike Davis. However, the 32-year-old says many ranked fighters have simply turned down the contract to fight him. Burns wanted to fight Alexander Hernandez, Gregor Gillespie, and Charles Oliveira — among others. Unfortunately, he’s had no luck finding a willing dance partner.

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Report | UFC looking to make Kevin Lee vs Gregor Gillespie

Drake Riggs - February 27, 2019

The last time we saw ‘The Mo-Town Phenom’ Kevin Lee (17-4) in action he was headlining the very last UFC card on the Fox network, UFC on Fox 31 in Milwaukie, Wisconsin. Unfortunately for Lee, he wouldn’t end up walking away as the last person to win on the Fox network.

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Kevin Lee open to fighting Gregor Gillespie, this after turning down Darren Till

Chris Taylor - January 26, 2019

Kevin Lee was given the opportunity to move up a weight class and fight one of the UFC welterweight divisions biggest stars in Darren Till. Shortly after suffering his second career loss to Al Iaquinta at UFC on FOX 31 this past December, the promotion offered “The Motown Phenom” a main event spot opposite Darren Till at UFC London on March 16.

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Gregor Gillespie had his wallet stolen at UFC Brooklyn

Tom Taylor - January 20, 2019

On Saturday night, on the main card of UFC Brooklyn, wrestling ace Gregor Gillespie secured the dominant victory he was seeking, thrashing the dangerous Yancy Medeiros to second-round stoppage. Unfortunately, it’s not all good news for the surging lightweight contender. At some point during the night, a slimy fan slithered into the Barclay’s Center and stole Gregor Gillespie and his coach’s fight bags. In doing so, they made off with not only his gear, but his wallet.

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UFC Utica Results: Gregor Gillespie submits Vinc Pichel in Round 2

Chris Taylor - June 1, 2018

A lightweight fight between rising stars Gregor Gillespie and Vinc Pichel served as the co-headliner of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 131 event in Utica, New York. Round one begins and Pichel throws a double jab to keep Gregor at bay early. Gillespie presses forward and lands a punch. He shoots in and scores an early takedown. Gregor moves to half guard and then quickly passes over to side control. Gillespie begins to land some left hands. That causes Vinc to scramble and he gives up his neck. Gregor looks to lock in a front choke but it is not there. Pichel is back to his feet but Gregor swarms on him with punches. Gillespie drops down for a single leg takedown and gets it. Pichel scrambles back to his feet but once again Gregor is all over him with punches and then proceeds to score another single leg takedown. Gregor passes to half guard and fires off a right hand. Pichel is defending well here. Gillespie is able to move to full mount but Vinc immediately scrambles and is able to get back to his feet. The fighters briefly exchange punches before Gregor scores yet another takedown. Gillespie rolls for a choke. He locks up an anaconda hold but the horn sounds before he can score the finish.

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UFC 210 Results: Gregor Gillespie KO's Andrew Holbrook (VIDEO)

Chris Taylor - April 8, 2017

UFC 210 Results: Gregor Gillespie vs. Andrew Holbrook A scrap between Gregor Gillespie and Andrew Holbrook served as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 210 fight pass prelims in Buffalo, New York.