STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 1264
Significant Strikes Landed: 448
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 4
Takedowns Landed: 1
Yancy Medeiros is an American mixed martial artist and UFC fighter. He currently fights in the lightweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Born on May 27, 1987 in Honolulu, Hawaii to a Portuguese mother and Hawaiian father, Yancy began his martial arts training at an early age. Growing up around a close-knit family, he was motivated by his older brother and two sisters to pursue his dreams of becoming a professional fighter.
At the age of 16, Yancy made his professional MMA debut under Pacific Xtreme Combat (PXC). He went on to compete for various promotions across Hawaii throughout his amateur career until he signed with Strikeforce in 2011. While competing on the Strikeforce roster, Yancy managed three victories before transitioning over to The Ultimate Fighter: Live show in 2012. During the season long tournament style competition series Medeiros put together impressive wins against Chris Tickle and Myles Jury before being eliminated from contention after dropping a decision loss to eventual winner Michael Chiesa.
In 2013 Medeiros entered into his first UFC fight as part of The Ultimate Fighter finale card where he defeated veteran Jeremy Larsen via second round knockout earning him “Knockout Of The Night” honors and officially announcing himself as an elite talent within the promotion’s lightweight division. Since then he has gone onto face some of the best fighters that UFC has had to offer while putting together an impressive 12-7 record including memorable battles against Edson Barboza and Donald Cerrone just to name few names off that list.
Outside of fighting Yancy enjoys teaching Jiu Jitsu classes at 10th Planet Jiu Jitsu Academy located near Honolulu as well hosting various seminars throughout Oahu where he teaches self-defense techniques alongside other local instructors free of charge which allows them all help out those who are interested but may not have access or resources available due financial limitations or otherwise . In addition ,Medeiros also operates “M2 Training Center” which is open for members looking for boxing/ Muay Thai lessons or physical fitness instruction .If not training or teaching , you can usually find him exploring new parts outside hiking trails when time permits .