Watching Gregor Gillespie fight is like watching a snake chase after a victim on a nature show.
It’s only a matter of time once Gillespie gets a hold of his opponent, no matter how long the opponent tries to hold off the inevitable.
Yancy Medeiros was the latest victim of the undefeated lightweight’s smothering grappling on Saturday night at UFC Brooklyn. Gillespie completely shut his Hawaiian foe down before finishing the job via TKO at 4:59 of the second round at Barclays Center.
Gillespie set the tone early by landing the first of his nine takedowns on the fight. Medeiros was feisty in shaking his opponent off, but he found himself back on the mat over and over in a rinse-and-repeat performance.
In the second, Gillespie did more of the same, and this time, he slowly wore his opponent down and tired him out. Gillespie improved his position late in the round until he got into a dominant position and rained down punches until the fight was waved off.
“I knew I was softening him up,” Gillespie said. “I knew I could finish him within two rounds, and I did it in two.”
Medeiros, who was coming down from welterweight, landed all of one strike over the course of the fight. Gillespie landed 55.
With the victory, Gillespie improved to 13-0, 6-0 in the UFC. Five of those UFC wins have come by way of stoppage. Medeiros (15-6, 1 NC) has dropped two in a row.