Gregor Gillespie - Official UFC® Profile
Gregor
Gillespie
10-0-0( W-L-D )
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 1 Fight of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 3 fights.
Record: 10-0-0
Summary: Wrestling

Fighter Info

Nickname: The Gift
From: Rochester, New York United States
Fights Out Of: Long Island, New York United States
Age: 31
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )
Reach 71"
Leg Reach 37"

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
158
44% Successful
69
Types of Successful Strikes
0
69
57% Standing
38% Ground
39
4
26
Striking Defense
55
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
25
36% Successful
9
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
1
15
0
Takedown Defense
N/A
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Gregor Gillespie
UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Brunson 2
Jan 27, 2018
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Win
Gregor Gillespie
Sep 16, 2017
20
22
4
0
1
0
6
0
R2 Submission
Fight of the Night
Win
Gregor Gillespie
Apr 8, 2017
8
4
0
0
0
0
1
0
R1 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Gregor Gillespie
Sep 24, 2016
43
41
0
5
0
0
0
8
R3 Decision - Unanimous

Biography

TRAINING: Three workouts a day, six days a week - a mixture of jitz, wrestling, mitts, cardio, strength & conditioning, yoga, and sparring 

When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2011, but I didn't have my first fight until 2014. A series of unfortunate events following a sparring session with Ryan LaFlare sidelined me for about a year and a half (late 2012 to early 2014 I was receiving from two surgeries and a MRSA infection after the first surgery). I started fighting because realistically for me to keep wrestling I would have had to beat Jordan Burroughs just to make a world or Olympic team. (He is a three-time world champion and Olympic champion).

What ranks and titles have you held? Ring of Combat Champion

Do you have any heroes? My father, Tim Flynn, and Jeff Freedman are heroes of mine

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? The UFC is where I said I would be fighting since the day I decided to start fighting, but winning the belt is the long-term goal.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? I majored in psychology in college at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

What was your job before you started fighting? I was coaching college wrestling before I started fighting, and had a short post-collegiate wrestling career as well.

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? In college, I was a 4x division 1 All-American and a D1 NCAA national champion in wrestling, with the school record for career wins at 152 and for win percentage at .917, as well as being the only true freshman All-American in school history. High school record of 238-11 and 2x New York state champ.

Favorite grappling technique: A move called the gi-rola, which is a combination of my last name and my grappling coach’s last name (Gillespie and Scarola)

Favorite Striking technique: Anything that lands flush

• Pro since 2014

• Four wins by KO, four by submission 

• Seven-first round finishes

Career

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