Gregor Gillespie is returning to the octagon for the first time in well over a year.
Gillespie makes his long-awaited return following a first-round knockout loss to Kevin Lee at UFC 244 in November 2019. Prior to that, “The Gift” had won his first 13 professional bouts, including a 6-0 start to his UFC career, which included five finishes.
The reason for Gillespie’s long absence was due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic since he resides in New York and training in the area was not easy to come by, a source told MMA Fighting.
Riddell is on an impressive six-fight winning streak as he faces a top-15 ranked fighter. Since making his promotional debut in October 2019, “Quake” is 3-0 in the UFC with wins over Jamie Mullarkey, Magomed Mustafaev and Alex da Silva.