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16 Jan 2019 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Gregor Gillespie vs Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 143

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 143? Sunday 20th January, 2019 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 143? Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

What channel is UFC Fight Night 143 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 143? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 143? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket...

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

The lightweight division is stacked with some of the very best talent in MMA and Gregor Gillespie is the dark horse. His talent is well respected but he hasn’t had many UFC fights and walks out in New York to take on his most formidable opponent to date – Yancy Medeiros.

Medeiros is a veteran with big wins including knockouts over Erick Silva and Alex Oliveira. Gillespie doesn’t quite have the experience yet, but he is unbeaten, and with the skill set he possesses it is easy to see him as a title contender in the future.

THE PREDICTION

Gillespie’s game plan usually consists of him taking his opponents down and finding a finish. As an incredibly accomplished NCAA Division 1 Wrestler he has experienced nothing but success in his MMA career, and he will hope to keep the run going against Medeiros.

The Hawaiian will be aware of these threats and will look to keep the fight on the feet where he will have a clear advantage. If he can avoid the takedown he can easily find a finish of his own, but Gillespie’s wrestling is too good and will be relentless for three rounds.

Medeiros has all the skills but this may only help him in avoiding a finish.

Winner: Gillespie via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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