Gillian Robertson
The Savage

Canada

Knocked out for first time
FlyweightUFC
October 18, 2019
Robertson lost to Maycee Barber via TKO (punches) at 3:04 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Friday in Boston.
ANALYSIS
Robertson's plan to get Barber to the mat and grind her way to victory never materialized. She failed on her only two takedown attempts and never truly threatened her opponent offensively. Barber hits like a tank and Robertson had never been knocked out prior to Friday, so it appears as if this can simply be chalked up as an off night for the 24-year-old Canadian. Robertson's reliance on her ground game to be successful is concerning, but she's still young and there is plenty of time for her to improve in other areas. This setback snaps a brief two-fight win streak for Robertson.
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In line for Boston card
FlyweightUFC
July 31, 2019
Robertson has agreed to fight Maycee Barber in a flyweight matchup at UFC Boston on Oct. 18, Brett Okamoto of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Robertson is fresh off her first career TKO victory against Sarah Frota at UFC 240, effectively picking up her fourth win in five opportunities with the company. She'll now turn her focus to the 21-year-old Barber, an undefeated prospect that has secured TKO finishes in each of her UFC appearances. Barber has been able to get by on volume striking so far, while Robertson seems to do her best work on the mat, averaging 3.77 takedowns per 15 minutes of fight time. Something will have to give at the TD Garden, however, as Barber sports a perfect takedown defense in her short UFC tenure.
Mauls opponent on ground
FlyweightUFC
July 27, 2019
Robertson defeated Sarah Frota via TKO (elbows) at 4:13 of Round 2 at UFC 240 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
This fight was billed as an intriguing contest between two high-level BJJ practitioners, but Robertson turned it into one-way traffic fairly quickly, getting takedowns and keeping herself out of danger while hunting submissions until finally raining down elbows in the second round. Robertson got herself caught in an armbar in a fight with Mayra Bueno Silva in September, but appears to be learning from her mistakes, as she had very little issue with another black belt Saturday. She improves to 7-3 in professional MMA as a result of the victory.
Set for UFC Edmonton
FlyweightUFC
May 17, 2019
Robertson will take on Sarah Frota at UFC 240 in Edmonton on July 27, Nolan King of Flocombat reports.
ANALYSIS
Robertson has seen mixed results since turning pro, but she has earned submission victories in four of her last five matches, including three in her four UFC bouts. Sarah Frota is coming off of a loss in her UFC debut versus Livinha Souza in February via split decision, giving Robertson a slight edge in terms of UFC-level experience.
Finds submission in tough scrap
FlyweightUFC
February 23, 2019
Robertson defeated Veronica Macedo via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:37 of Round 2 at at UFC Fight Night 145 in Prague, Czech Republic on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Robertson was seemingly able to land takedowns whenever she wanted via the outstretched leg of Macaedo but struggled in the grappling exchanges early, with Macedo able to hit sweeps and mount offense of her own. "The Savage" lived up to her nickname in Round 2, however, hitting a sweep of her own and ending up in full mount, which eventually led to the finish. Robertson is an active positional grappler who is always looking for the finish but we have seen her struggle against other solid BJJ practitioners who are able to show some ability off their back. She improves to 6-3 in professional MMA as a result of the victory.
Will face Veronica Macedo
FlyweightUFC
January 29, 2019
Robertson will take on Veronica Macedo at UFC Prague on Feb. 23.
ANALYSIS
Robertson will be looking to bounce back from her first UFC loss, a first-round submission against Mayra Bueno Silva in September. The loss brought her UFC record to 2-1. She'll be facing an opponent in Macedo who has yet to record a UFC win through two fights.