By: King Eddie
Yancy Medeiros will be entering the UFC cage for the 4th time today when he takes on Damon Jackson at UFC 177. What makes this particular situation interesting is that his opponent is coming up in weight from 145, and likely has no idea what he's in for.
Yancy, as we all know, has made a long journey down from Light Heavyweight to Lightweight, and has proven against Yves Edwards, that he still holds the same power. His length, strength, and hard to read style have become weapons in his arsenal that none can mimic. His last outing in the Octagon may not have went his way, but he took on a top ten opponent on short notice, which few would ever do. Now, opponent Damon Jackon steps in short notice, and Yancy's previous experience has prepared him for this exact moment.
Having just taken out Leonard Garcia for the Legacy Fighting Championship title, it's clear that Jackson has skills in the cage, but what he faces in Yancy is an opponent like he's never seen before. Unpredictable, fluid, and rounded, Yancy is Damon Jackson's toughest fight to date in his career.
Tune in today to UFC 177 when yet another Pride of The West Side, Yancy "The Kid" Medeiros, takes on Damon Jackson inside the UFC Octagon. Good luck Yancy, we're all proud of you.