Diego Ferreira vs. Gregor Gillespie added to UFC on ESPN 24

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A lightweight fight is the latest addition to UFC on ESPN 24.

A little more than three weeks removed from a recent fight-day bout cancellation, Gregor Gillespie has been rebooked against Diego Ferreira. The May 8 event doesn’t have any officially announced location or venue at this time.

Two people with knowledge of the matchup confirmed the booking to MMA Junkie on Tuesday but asked to remain anonymous as the promotion has yet to make an official announcement. ESPN was the first to report the news.

Ferreira (17-3 MMA, 8-3 UFC) had a six-fight winning streak snapped in a Feb. 6 split decision loss to Beneil Dariush. Despite losing the fight, Ferreira earned a $50,000 “Fight of the Night” bonus for his efforts.

Gillespie (13-1 MMA, 6-1 UFC) has not competed since his first professional loss at UFC 244 in November 2019 when he was violently knocked out by Kevin Lee via head kick.

Gillespie was scheduled to fight Brad Riddell on March 20, but the fight was canceled hours before the event when Riddell was ruled out due to COVID-19 protocols.

With the addition, the UFC on ESPN 24 lineup now includes:

  • Cory Sandhagen vs. T.J. Dillashaw

  • Donald Cerrone vs. Diego Sanchez

  • Zarrukh Adashev vs. Ryan Benoit

  • Maurice Greene vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima

  • Christian Aguilera vs. Carlston Harris

  • JP Buys vs. Francisco Figueredo

  • Roxanne Modafferi vs. Taila Santos

  • Tafon Nchukwi vs. Jun Yong Park

  • Damir Hadzovic vs. Nikolas Motta

  • Philipe Lins vs. Ben Rothwell

  • Angela Hill vs. Amanda Ribas

  • Diego Ferreira vs. Gregor Gillespie