The undefeated Gregor Gillespie gets his next test in a bout all but guaranteed to result in fireworks against Yancy Medeiros this January.
According to Mark La Monica of Newsday on Thursday, Gillespie (12-0) will face off against Medeiros (15-5, 1 NC) at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on Jan. 19 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The two appear to be meeting at lightweight, as Gillespie always competes at that weight class, but Medeiros has made his last four appearances up a division at welterweight.
Unbeaten as a professional dating back to 2014, Gillespie has finished his last four opponents all within two rounds, earning three post-fight bonuses in those last four bouts. Throughout his career, Gillespie has stopped ten of his twelve foes, with all ten of those finishes coming within the first two rounds.
Medeiros will be looking to rebound off a knockout loss to Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 126 in February as the headliner. Medeiros was originally scheduled to face Mike Perry at UFC 226 in July, but pulled out due to a rib injury. Prior to his loss to Cerrone, he was riding a three-fight stoppage streak of Sean Spencer, Erick Silva and Alex Oliveira, and during that streak he became the first fighter to finish Oliveira with strikes. In his last five bouts, Medeiros has also earned three post-fight bonuses.
UFC on ESPN+ 1 will take place on Jan. 19, 2019 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The event will be headlined by a flyweight title fight between champ Henry Cejudo and bantamweight kingpin T.J. Dillashaw.