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UFC Utica results: Gregor Gillespie submits Vinc Pichel, remains unbeaten

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Gregor Gillespie attacks Vinc Pichel from top position at UFC Utica on Friday
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Gregor Gillespie continues to make his name in the UFC lightweight division.

The buzzsaw from Long Island put on another impressive performance on Friday night, scoring a one-sided victory over Vinc Pichel to improve to 12-0.

The victory came by way of submission at the 4:06 mark of the secound round at UFC Utica.

Gillespie set the tone in the opening round as he instantly shot for a single-leg takedown which he scored with ease. Pichel got back to his feet, but Gillespie got him right back to the mat an continued to work him over. Gillespie got a tight choke, but Pichel was saved by the bell.

“The Fisherman” continued to overwhelm Pichel on the ground in the second round. This time, he worked his way into a head-and-arm choke, and this time, Pichel wasn’t going to be saved by the horn.

The win was the fifth via submission of Gillespie’s career, and made him 5-0 in the UFC. Pichel (11-2) had a four-fight win streak snapped.

“Vinc is a really tough opponent, he was tough to take down and he was very, very tough to get off the bottom ... persistence is everything. You miss one spot, you miss 10, whatever, you get the 19th one.”

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