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Gillespie added to UFC Fight Night card in Pittsburgh

Former Edinboro University all-time wrestling great Gregor Gillespie will be stepping into the Octagon next month at UFC Fight Night in Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Friday.

Gillespie will be facing Jason Gonzalez in a lightweight bout at the Sept. 16 event at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh.

Gregor Gillespie
The 30-year-old Gillespie is undefeated for his pro MMA career, having won all nine fights in which he has participated, including a first-round knockout of Andrew Holbrook on April 8 that earned him performance of the night honors at UFC 210. He has been completing in UFC since Sept. 2016.

Gonzalez holds an 11-3 career mark, most recently having secured a first-round submission of J.C. Cottrell on Jan. 28.

A native of Webster, N.Y., Gillespie was a four-time NCAA All-American at Edinboro, winning the 149-pound title at the 2007 NCAAs with a 3-1 overtime win over Josh Churella of the University of Michigan in the finals. He was also a three-time champ in both the EWL (Eastern Wrestling League) and PSAC (Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference).

Gillespie completed his mat career at Edinboro having compiled a 152-13 record, for an impressive .921 winning percentage. In his last season at the Pennsylvania-based school, Gillespie served as a coach and administrator for the Edinboro Scotsman Wrestling Club. He later served as an assistant coach at Hofstra University.

The Gillespie-Gonzalez bout is now the ninth on the mid-September UFC Fight Night event. At the top of the card is a middleweight match between Luke Rockhold and David Branch.

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