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Yancy Medeiros

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  • Name: Yancy Medeiros
  • MMA Record: 15-5-0, 1 NC (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Kid
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 30 | Date of Birth: 1987.09.07
  • Last Fight: February 18, 2018 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
  • Affiliation: Team Hakuilua
  • Height: 5'10" (178cm) | Reach: 75.5" (192cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $414,000 USD
  • Born: Makaha, Hawaii, United States
  • Fighting out of: Makaha, Hawaii
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Yancy Medeiros MMA Fight Record

Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Confirmed Upcoming Bout

Us Mike Perry
15-5-0 11-3-0

Us UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2018.07.07
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
4:58 Round 1 of 5

Us Donald Cerrone
15-4-0 32-10-0

Us UFC Fight Night 126: Cowboy vs. Medeiros
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2018.02.18
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs (77.3 kgs) | Referee: Herb Dean
#25 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2018
#24 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2018
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:02 Round 3 of 3, 12:02 Total

Br Alex Oliveira
14-4-0 18-4-1

Us UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.12.02
Odds: +270 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs (77.1 kgs) | Referee: Bobby Wombacher
#77 Greatest Fight of All Time
#6 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2017
UFC 218 Fight of the Night
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:01 Round 2 of 3, 7:01 Total

Br Erick Silva
13-4-0 19-7-0

Br UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2017.06.03
Odds: -150 (Slight Favorite) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Eduardo Herdy
Cancelled Bout Jingliang Li UFC on FOX 23 2017.01.28
Reason: Medeiros Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
0:49 Round 2 of 3, 5:49 Total

Us Sean Spencer
12-4-0 12-5-0

Us UFC 203: Miocic vs. Overeem
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2016.09.10
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $98,000 ($24K Base, $24K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs (77.6 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
UFC 203 Performance of the Night
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Br Francisco Trinaldo
12-3-0 19-4-0

Br UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2016.05.14
Odds: +220 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $50,000 Fight/Night | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
#28 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2016
UFC 198 Fight of the Night
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Ca John Makdessi
11-3-0 13-4-0

Us UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.12.12
Odds: +145 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $42,000 ($21K Base, $21K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Marc Goddard
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches
2:38 Round 1 of 3

Us Dustin Poirier
11-2-0 17-4-0

Us UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2015.06.06
Odds: +200 (Moderate Underdog) | Weigh-In: 159.5 lbs (72.3 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy | Walkout Music: Ice Cube - Check Yo Self
UFC Fight Night 68 Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Tony Ferguson UFC 184 2015.02.28
Reason: Medeiros Injury
Win | Submission | Choke
4:37 Round 1 of 3

Us Joe Proctor
10-2-0 10-2-0

Us The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.12.12
Odds: -275 (Moderate Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $80,000 ($15K Base, $15K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Yves Lavigne
The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale Performance of the Night
Cancelled Bout Justin Edwards UFC 177 2014.08.30
Reason: Edwards Hand Injury
Win | Submission
1:54 Round 2 of 3, 6:54 Total

Us Damon Jackson
9-2-0 9-0-0

Us UFC 177: Dillashaw vs. Soto
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.08.30
Odds: -105 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $74,000 ($12K Base, $12K Bonus, $50K Perf/Night) | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog | Walkout Music: Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five - The Message
#17 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
UFC 177 Performance of the Night
Loss | Submission | Choke
3:18 Round 1 of 3

Us Jim Miller
9-1-0 23-4-0

Us UFC 172: Jones vs. Teixeira
Main Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2014.04.26
Odds: +155 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
#39 Best MMA Submission of the Year 2014
Cancelled Bout Joe Ellenberger UFC 172 2014.04.26
Reason: Medeiros to Miller Fight
No Contest | KO/TKO
2:47 Round 1 of 3

Bs Yves Edwards
9-1-0 42-20-1

Us UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.11.06
Odds: -255 (Moderate Favorite) Upset Defeat | Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs) | Referee: John McCarthy
Loss | KO/TKO
2:32 Round 1 of 3

Ru Rustam Khabilov
9-0-0 15-1-0

Us UFC 159: Jones vs. Sonnen
Preliminary Card | Lightweight | 155 lbs

2013.04.27
Odds: +180 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 Base | Weigh-In: 155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs) | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Cancelled Bout John Salter Strikeforce 2011.01.07
Reason: Medeiros Knee Injury
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:19 Round 2 of 3, 6:19 Total

Us Gareth Joseph
8-0-0 6-2-0

Us Strikeforce: Fedor vs. Werdum
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.06.26
Odds: -140 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $8,000 ($4K Base, $4K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 184.3 lbs (83.6 kgs) | Referee: Jason Herzog
Win | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Us Raul Castillo
7-0-0 6-0-0

Us Strikeforce Challengers 6: Kaufman vs Hashi
Preliminary Card | Middleweight | 185 lbs

2010.02.26
Odds: +111 (Near Even) | Disclosed Pay: $6,000 ($3K Base, $3K Bonus) | Weigh-In: 185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs) | Referee: Dan Stell
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Zeke Prados

Us Destiny MMA

2009.08.22
Win | Submission | Choke

Us Jake Yasui

Us Hawaii Regional

2009.03.21
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Po'ai Suganuma

Us Destiny MMA

2008.11.15
Win | Decision | Unanimous

Us Gino Venti

Us Hawaii Regional

2008.10.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Larry Perreira

Us Hawaii Regional

2008.05.03
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Eddie Ohia

Us Hawaii Regional

2008.01.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches

Us Rigo Mendoza

Us Hawaii Regional

2007.10.19

Yancy Medeiros Wiki Update Wiki

Medeiros is a Hawaiian fighter who started his career as a Light Heavyweight, but he has been moving down the divisions and is currently fighting as a Lightweight. He started practicing Karate at a young age and competed in Wrestling during high school.  He debuted professionally at age 18 against Rigo Mendoza, whom he defeated by KO.  After that, Medeiros won 6 more fights, putting him on a 7-fight winning streak before signing with Strikeforce, where he improved his streak further to 9 victories without knowing defeat.


Yancy Medeiros would fight for the first time in the UFC against Russian fighter Rustam Khabilov, who had an impressive debut Knocking out Vinc Pichel. Medeiros was offered this fight after a 3-year absence from competing in MMA, but he has not been inactive at all; he has dedicated himself to training, improving his diet, and modifying his lifestyle.  He claims to be healthier and stronger after dropping 50 pounds.  He has 6 KO/TKOs in 9 wins, which he accomplished in the LHW and MW divisions.  If he managed to keep his power, he could be a force to reckon with in the 155-pound division.


He would however lose by TKO to Rustam in the first round when he broke his thumb trying to stop a takedown. He would then fight Yves Edwards and would finish him by TKO in the first round; however, it would be converted to a no contest when Medeiros tested positive for marijuana.  He would receive a 90-day suspension for the offense.  He would return to the cage but would lose by submission to Jim Miller.  He would get another shot though, and would finish Damon Jackson with an impressive reverse bulldog choke to earn himself a Performance of the Night bonus as well.


Following the contest with Jackson, Medeiros would be scheduled to face Joe Proctor at the Ultimate Fighter 20 season finale. Medeiros would go on to win via guillotine choke with seconds left in the first round. 

Last updated 01.08.2016, 9:31 PM ET
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