Yancy Medeiros

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Yancy Medeiros
Born(1987-09-07) September 7, 1987 (age 27)
Wai'anae, Hawaii, United States
Other namesFrisson
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight
Middleweight
Reach76.0 in (193 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofWai'anae, Hawaii
TeamTeam Gracie Fighter
Years active2007 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total13
Wins10
By knockout6
By submission2
By decision2
Losses2
By knockout1
By submission1
No contests1
Other information
Websitehttp://www.yancymedeiros.com
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog
 
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Yancy Medeiros
Born(1987-09-07) September 7, 1987 (age 27)
Wai'anae, Hawaii, United States
Other namesFrisson
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight
Middleweight
Reach76.0 in (193 cm)[1]
Fighting out ofWai'anae, Hawaii
TeamTeam Gracie Fighter
Years active2007 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total13
Wins10
By knockout6
By submission2
By decision2
Losses2
By knockout1
By submission1
No contests1
Other information
Websitehttp://www.yancymedeiros.com
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Yancy Medeiros (born September 7, 1987) is an American mixed martial artist from Wai'anae, Hawaii. He is currently competing in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Early life[edit]

Medeiros grew up in Wai'ane Hawaii and at a young age began training in Karate. Medeiros wrestled for his Waianae High School Wrestling team, placing 3rd in the Hawaii State Wrestling Tournament his Senior Year of High School.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Medeiros began his career 4-0 before defeating EliteXC veteran Po'ai Suganuma at Destiny MMA: Pier Fighter 1. After winning two more fights to bring his record to 7-0, he then signed with Strikeforce.

Strikeforce[edit]

In his Strikeforce debut, Medeiros defeated Raul Castillo by unanimous decision at Strikeforce Challengers: Kaufman vs. Hashi.

His next fight came against Gareth Joseph which Medeiros won via first round KO due to punches at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum.[2]

Medeiros was expected to face John Salter at Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine.[3] However, Medeiros was forced from the bout with an injury.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

On January 31, 2013, it was announced that Medeiros would be brought over to the Ultimate Fighting Championship as part of the Strikeforce transition..

He dropped two weight classes to lightweight and made his UFC debut against Rustam Khabilov on April 27, 2013 at UFC 159.[5] The fight ended in unusual fashion as Medeiros dislocated his thumb during a takedown by Khabilov early in the first round, resulting in a TKO victory for Khabilov as Medeiros was unable to continue.

Medeiros took on Yves Edwards at UFC Fight For The Troops 3 on November 6, 2013.[6] He won by KO in the first round. The win, however, was subsequently overturned when Medeiros tested positive for marijuana in his post-fight drug test.[7]

Medeiros was expected to face promotional newcomer Joe Ellenberger on April 26, 2014 at UFC 172.[8] However, in the week leading up to the event, Medeiros was pulled from the Ellenberger bout in favor of a match up on the main card with Jim Miller after his scheduled opponent Bobby Green pulled out of the bout.[9] Medeiros lost the fight via submission in the first round.

Medeiros was expected to face Justin Edwards on August 30, 2014 at UFC 177.[10] However, Edwards pulled out of the event in the days leading up to the event citing an injury. Medeiros instead faced promotional newcomer Damon Jackson.[11][12] He won the fight by submission in the second round. The win also earned Medeiros his first Performance of the Night bonus award.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Medeiros is of Hawaiian, Portuguese and Filipino descent,[14] known as Hapa Pukiki and Hapa Pilipino. Medeiros started off his career fighting at light heavyweight. He then moved down to middleweight and eventually made his lightweight debut at UFC 159. Medeiros credits the Diaz Brothers, Nick Diaz and Nate Diaz, for changing his diet and work ethic which allowed him to lose weight and move down in weight classes.[15]

Championships and achievements[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Win10–2 (1)Damon JacksonSubmission (reverse bulldog choke)UFC 177August 30, 201421:54Sacramento, California, United StatesPerformance of the Night.
Loss9–2 (1)Jim MillerTechnical Submission (guillotine choke)UFC 172April 26, 201413:18Baltimore, Maryland, United States
NC9–1 (1)Yves EdwardsNo Contest (overturned)UFC: Fight for the Troops 3November 6, 201312:47Fort Campbell, Kentucky, United StatesTested positive for marijuana. Originally won by KO (punches).
Loss9–1Rustam KhabilovTKO (thumb injury)UFC 159April 27, 201312:32Newark, New Jersey, United StatesLightweight debut.
Win9–0Gareth JosephKO (punches)Strikeforce: Fedor vs. WerdumJune 26, 201021:19San Jose, California, United States
Win8–0Raul CastilloDecision (unanimous)Strikeforce Challengers: Kaufman vs. HashiFebruary 26, 201035:00San Jose, California, United States
Win7–0Zeke PradosTKO (punches)Destiny MMA: Maui No KaoiAugust 22, 200912:23Wailuku, Hawaii, United States
Win6–0Jake YasuiSubmission (rear-naked choke)UNU 1: Seek and DestroyMarch 21, 200911:46Wailuku, Hawaii, United States
Win5–0Po'ai SuganumaTKO (punches)Destiny MMA: Pier Fighter 1November 15, 200830:37Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win4–0Gino VentiDecision (unanimous)Hawaii Fight League 4October 12, 200833:00Waipahu, Hawaii, United States
Win3–0Larry PerreiraKO (punches)Hawaii Fight League 3May 3, 200812:37Waipahu, Hawaii, United States
Win2–0Eddie OhiaTKO (punches)Hawaii Fight League 2January 12, 200811:23Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
Win1–0Rigo MendozaKO (punches)Hawaii Fight League 1October 19, 20071N/AHonolulu, Hawaii, United States

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 172 Jones vs. Teixeira". UFC.com. Retrieved May 3, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Yancy Medeiros to face Raul Castillo at Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum". 
  3. ^ http://strikeforce.com/news/2010/12/woodley-saffiedine-clash-highlights-strikeforce-challengers-jan-7-main-event/
  4. ^ http://mmajunkie.com/news/21748/st-preux-humphrey-replaces-medeiros-salter-at-strikeforce-challengers-13.mma
  5. ^ "UFC 159 adds Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros to New Jersey lineup". MMAjunkie.com. 2013-01-31. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  6. ^ Dave Reid (2013-09-15). "Yves Edwards To Meet Yancy Medeiros At UFC Fight For The Troops 3". mmainsider.net. Retrieved September 15, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Yancy Medeiros’ UFC Fight Night 31 win overturned due to failed drug test". MMAjunkie.com. 2014-02-11. Retrieved 2014-02-11. 
  8. ^ Matt Erickson (2014-01-27). "Joe Ellenberger debuts vs. Yancy Medeiros at UFC 172 in Baltimore". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-01-27. 
  9. ^ Jamie Penick (2014-04-20). "With Bobby Green injured, UFC 172 shakes up lightweight bouts with Miller-Medeiros and Ellenberger-Rocha now booked". mmatorch.com. Retrieved 2014-04-20. 
  10. ^ Staff (2014-07-14). "Justin Edwards vs. Yancy Medeiros booked for UFC 177". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-07-14. 
  11. ^ Staff (2014-08-21). "With Justin Edwards off UFC 177 card, promotion seeks replacement". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2014-08-21. 
  12. ^ C.J. Tuttle (2014-08-22). "Legacy FC Featherweight Champion Damon Jackson Takes UFC 177 Fight on Nine Days’ Notice". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2014-08-22. 
  13. ^ "UFC 177 bonuses: Dillashaw, Medeiros, Ferreira, Nijem win $50,000". MMAjunkie.com. August 31, 2014. 
  14. ^ David Kano (February 7, 2014). "MMA’s Yancy Medeiros: The UFC Lightweight with a Hawaiian warrior ethic". TVMIX. 
  15. ^ http://www.sherdog.com/news/news/For-Move-from-Light-Heavyweight-to-Lightweight-Yancy-Medeiros-Credits-Diaz-Brothers-51945

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