Gillian Robertson
The Savage


New fight on books
May 22, 2020
Robertson is now scheduled to square off against Cortney Casey in a flyweight matchup June 20, reports.
Robertson is aiming to bounce back from an October loss to Maycee Barber that didn't make it out of the first round. Due to a significant four-inch disadvantage in the reach department, in addition to two inches of height, look for Robertson to play to her strengths and try to take the fight to the mat. On the flip side, Casey will likely aim to keep Robertson at a distance given her reach advantage and more than double the average striking volume. Despite those advantages, it was Robertson that was listed as the early betting favorite of approximately (-130) shortly after this bout was announced.
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Fighting at UFC Saskatoon
March 4, 2020
Robertson will take on Tailia Santos in a flyweight bout at UFC Saskatoon on June 20, reports.
Robertson will be making her first appearance since a first-round TKO loss to Maycee Barber in October. That previously broke her two-fight winning streak.
Knocked out for first time
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.
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.
In line for Boston card
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.
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
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.
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
May 17, 2019
Robertson will take on Sarah Frota at UFC 240 in Edmonton on July 27, Nolan King of Flocombat reports.
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.