Four-time NCAA All-American wrestler Gregor Gillespie has signed a five-fight deal to compete for the Nebraska-based Resurrection Fighting Alliance.

Promotion officials announced the news on Friday evening. Gillespie won the NCAA Division I wrestling title at 149 pounds in 2007 and amassed a 152-13 record during his four-year career at Edinboro University in Pennsylvania.

Following his 2009 graduation, Gillespie joined the Edinboro wrestling staff as an assistant while continuing to compete internationally before moving back to New York and signing on as an assistant coach at Hofstra University last summer. Gillespie is expected to make his pro debut at 155 pounds for RFA in the coming months, though no date has been set for his first in-cage appearance.

RFA will hold its third event on June 30. Headlined by a lightweight matchup pitting former UFC title challenger Joe Stevenson against “Ultimate Fighter” Season 15 contestant Dakota Cochrane, RFA 3 takes place at the Viaero Energy Center in Kearney, Neb.

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