Report: Diego Ferreira to face Gregor Gillespie on May UFC card


Gregor Gillespie will apparently be making his long-awaited return to the cage on Might eighth. Following a Covid scare on the day of his March battle with Brad Riddell that led to the bout being canceled, he has been booked as an alternative to fulfill Diego Ferreira.

ESPN was the primary to report the battle.

Gillespie (13-1, 6-1 UFC) picked up six straight wins to begin his UFC profession, however was nastily knocked out by a Kevin Lee head relax in November 2019. He’s at present ranked at quantity 15 at 155 kilos within the official UFC rankings.

Ferreira (17-3, 8-3 UFC) was additionally on a six-fight profitable streak going into his final battle, however dropped a detailed cut up choice to Beneil Dariush in February. He did earn his second straight efficiency bonus for the bout although. Ferreira sits within the 12 spot within the light-weight rankings.

The Might eighth card will happen in UFC Apex and will probably be headlined by a bantamweight battle between former champ T.J. Dillashaw and Cory Sandhagen. Diego Sanchez may also face off with Donald Cerrone on the occasion.

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