The UFC has added Gregor Gillespie vs Brad Riddell to the UFC Vegas 22 card on March 20th. Gillespie returns to the cage after over a year removed from his last fight to face the rapidly rising Riddell.
News of this fight’s announcement was originally reported by Christopher Reive of the New Zealand Herald. It was then later reported by other media outlets.
Gregor Gillespie vs Brad Riddell Set for UFC Vegas 22: Brunson vs Holland
Gregor Gillespie (13-1, 6-1 UFC) hasn’t fought since losing to Kevin Lee at UFC 244 in November of 2019. The former Ring of Combat welterweight champ is a big talent – and he proved that by rattling off six straight wins to begin his UFC career. Already the owner of three performance bonuses and five finishes, Gillespie will be looking to remind everyone he’s far better than what we saw at UFC 244.
Brad Riddell (9-1, 3-0 UFC) has lined them up and knocked them down thus far in his UFC career. The City Kickboxing affiliate owns decision wins over a trio of quality opponents in Jamie Mullarkey, Magomed Mustafaev, and Alex da Silva – but Gillespie would top the list.
Gillespie vs Riddell was originally targeted for UFC 258, but nothing transpired. Thankfully for us viewers, the parties involved were able to make this one official because it’s a bonafide banger. UFC Vegas 22: Brunson vs Holland is stacking up to be a very exciting event. The entire card is listed below:
- Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs Kevin Holland
- Welterweight: Max Griffin vs Kenan Song
- Light Heavyweight: Jamahal Hill vs Paul Craig
- Heavyweight: Tai Tuivasa vs Don’Tale Mayes
- Lightweight: Gregor Gillespie vs Brad Riddell
- Women’s Bantamweight: Marion Reneau vs Macy Chiasson
- Bantamweight: Adrian Yanez vs Gustavo Lopez
- Women’s Strawweight: Cheyanne Buys vs Kay Hansen
- Women’s Bantamweight: Julia Avila vs Julija Stoliarenko
- Middleweight: Trevin Giles vs Dricus Du Plessis
- Lightweight: Grant Dawson vs Leonardo Santos
- Flyweight: JP Buys vs Bruno Silva
- Bantamweight: Johnny Eduardo vs Anthony Birchak
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