Both Medeiros and Proctor are known as being one of the most explosive lightweights that haven’t really made the big time yet. Throughout much of the initial frame Proctor worked chopping leg kicks to the lead leg of Medeiros while Yancy was looking to time some spinning back kicks to the body. However it was Proctor that struck first with the spinning technique when he backed Medeiros up with a spinning kick that might have landed a little too low for comfort. Nevertheless Medeiros was able to recover and eventually get his chance to redeem himself with his own spinning back kick to the body. This one had a much stronger effect as Proctor grimaced in pain and collapsed next to the cage. But if you know Yancy Medieros you know that he can end the fight any way he wants. Rather than choosing to pound away with strikes, Medeiros latched onto a guillotine, adjusted the angle, and got the tap out out of a game Joe Proctor.
This is Yancy Medeiros’s second win in a row by a guillotine, but what I most impressed with was his timing on the feet. A fantastic right hand clocked Proctor earlier in the round, but it was that spinning back kick that will make the highlight reels for sure. Great win for Medeiros and I can’t wait to see who he fights next; his explosiveness and well-rounded skill set is going to be a problem for a lot of lightweights in the UFC.