If you haven’t heard Gregor Gillespie’s name yet, you will soon.
He’s making his UFC debut this weekend on the prelims of UFC Fight Night 95 after holding a lightweight belt in arguably the best UFC feeder promotion around in Ring of Combat.
Gregor wrestled at Edinboro University, a Division I school where he won a NCAA title and was a four-time All-American. After college he wrestled at the U.S. Open. He won a world team trial and contemplated a run at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
He’s the real deal.
He got into MMA after moving to Long Island, NY and connecting with a bunch of fighters – including UFC’s Dennis Bermudez and Ryan LaFlare. He started his career in 2014 and went on a seven-fight winning streak with six first-round stoppages.
Gillespie trains out of Bellmore Kickboxing and Long Island MMA.