Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu CoachJoe Scarola and Carlos Rosado
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Rank
Biography(references)He continued wrestling for Edinboro University, where he was a four-time NCAA Division I All-American and won a national championship in 2007. Gillespie stated that he ended his wrestling career because he didn't think he could beat Jordan Burroughs. He graduated from Edinboro with a bachelor's degree in individualized studies and a concentration in psychology. He was an assistant coach at Hofstra University and as a side gig, taught private lessons to an MMA fighter. Despite having vowed never to fight, he started studying MMA and quit his job in order to pursue a full-time career in the sport.
Awards & Accolades
National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 149 lbs - 7th place out of Edinboro University (2006)
National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 149 lbs - 1st place out of Edinboro University (2007)
National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 157 lbs - 5th place out of Edinboro University (2008)
National Collegiate Athletic Association: NCAA Division I 157 lbs - 4th place out of Edinboro University (2009)
Ring of Combat: ROC Regional Lightweight Championship (One time)
UFC: Fight of the Night (Two times) vs. Jason Gonzalez and Carlos Diego Ferreira
UFC: Performance of the Night (Two times) vs. Andrew Holbrook and Vinc Pichel
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