Former Section V wrestlers Gillespie, Green winners at UFC Fight Night 131
June 03, 2018


Two former college wrestlers -- Gregor Gillespie, and Desmond Green -- came out as winners at UFC Fight Night 131: Rivera vs. Moraes at Adirondacks Bank Center in Utica, N.Y. Friday night. A third ex-amateur wrestler, Jarred Brooks, was KO'd in the second round of his bout.

The former Fighting Scot submits Pinchel

Gillespie, a 2007 NCAA champ for Edinboro University, defeated Vinc Pinchel via submission -- an arm-triangle choke -- at 4:06 of Round 2 in their lightweight (155-pound) co-main event.


Green goes the distance for the win

Desmond Green, a two-time MAC (Mid-American Conference) champion for University at Buffalo, earned a unanimous decision over Gleison Tibau in a three-round lightweight fight. The official judges scored it 30-27, 30-27, 29-27 for the three-time NCAA qualifier for the Bulls; in addition, all the reporters providing live coverage from both and all awarded each round to Green.