MMA Preview – Gregor Gillespie vs Vinc Pichel at UFC Fight Night 131


When is UFC Fight Night 131? Saturday 2nd June, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 131? Adirondack Bank Center, Utica, New York

What channel is UFC Fight Night 131 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 131? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 131?



There is only one loss between these two fighters. Vinc Pichel’s sole professional defeat came in his UFC debut against Rustam Khabilov where he was thrown around like a ragdoll and eventually finished with a knockout. However, he has responded brilliantly by winning four on the trot and now faces another beast of a grappler.

Gregor Gillespie is unbeaten and getting better and better; he is not just a National Champion wrestler, he has exceptional submission skills and is a knockout threat which he proved in his last fight against Jordan Rinaldi.

Making an impression is difficult in this stacked lightweight division but an impressive win from either man will make noise and potentially a spot in the rankings.


Pichel is well-rounded but there is a mismatch in the grappling department. Expect Gillespie to feel him out on the feet but any discomfort will force the NCAA Division 1 wrestler to shoot in and take the fight to the ground.

Pichel enjoys a takedown himself but will be wise to try and keep the fight standing. However, Gillespie is expected to wear him down and grind out a victory while he has all the talent to pull off a finish.

Winner: Gillespie via Submission

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.