Yancy Medeiros

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Yancy Medeiros
Born(1987-09-07) September 7, 1987 (age 26)
Wai'anae, Hawaii, United States
Other namesFrisson
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight
Middleweight
Fighting out ofWai'anae, Hawaii
TeamTeam Gracie Fighter
Years active2007 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total11
Wins9
By knockout6
By submission1
By decision2
Losses1
By knockout1
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 26)
Wai'anae, Hawaii, United States
Other namesFrisson
NationalityAmerican
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight155 lb (70 kg; 11.1 st)
DivisionLightweight
Middleweight
Fighting out ofWai'anae, Hawaii
TeamTeam Gracie Fighter
Years active2007 - present
Mixed martial arts record
Total11
Wins9
By knockout6
By submission1
By decision2
Losses1
By knockout1
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]

Yancy Medeiros grew up in Wai'ane Hawaii and at a young age began training in Karate. Medeiros wrestled for his Wai'anae Highschool 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.[1]

Medeiros was expected to face John Salter at Strikeforce Challengers: Woodley vs. Saffiedine.[2] However, Medeiros was forced from the bout with an injury.[3]

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.[4] 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 6th, 2013.[5] 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.[6]

Medeiros is expected to face promotional newcomer Joe Ellenberger at UFC 172.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Medeiros is of Hawaiian and Portuguese descent, known as Hapa Pukiki. 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.[8]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res.RecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
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 (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

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