UFC on ESPN 24 Update: Lightweights Diego Ferreira, Gregor Gillespie to Clash on May 8

By: Tristen Critchfield
Apr 13, 2021

A lightweight showdown pitting Diego Ferreira against Gregor Gillespie has been added to the UFC on ESPN 24.

ESPN was first to report the booking. UFC on ESPN 24 takes place on May 8 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and is headlined by a bantamweight tilt between Cory Sandhagen and T.J. Dillashaw.

Ferreira had a six-bout winning streak snapped in a split-decision loss to Beneil Dariush at UFC Fight Night 184 on Feb. 6. The former Legacy Fighting Championship title holder is 8-3 in UFC competition with notable wins over the likes of Anthony Pettis, Mairbek Taisumov, Rustam Khabilov and Ramsey Nijem.

Gillespie was scheduled to return against Brad Riddell at UFC on ESPN 21 on March 20, but the contest was scrapped on the day of the event due to COVID-19 protocols. A former national champion wrestler and four-time NCAA All-American wrestler at Edinboro University, Gillespie began his Octagon tenue with six consecutive triumphs before suffering a head-kick KO defeat to Kevin Lee in his most recent outing at UFC 244 in November 2019.

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