Gillian Robertson
The Savage

Canada

Fighting Maverick Feb. 13
FlyweightUFC
January 13, 2021
Robertson will fight Miranda Maverick in a flyweight bout at UFC 258 on Feb. 13, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Robertson will be making her first appearance since falling to Taila Santos at the UFC event on Dec. 19 via unanimous decision. She will be hoping to redeem herself and move to 7-3 with the UFC.
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No-shows loss in Vegas
FlyweightUFC
December 19, 2020
Robertson lost to Taila Santos via unanimous decision (26-30, 26-30, 28-29) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
In Robertson's defense, it's difficult to generate any sort of offense when you spend the entirety of the fight being controlled on the mat. Robertson started slowly and got no better as the fight progressed. Her inability to separate from Santos and get herself into advantageous positions is highly concerning in a fight in which she entered as a -145 favorite. Robertson has made a name for herself beating up on lesser competition, but there is nothing here to suggest she is any sort of legitimate contender at 125 pounds. Robertson is still just 25 years old and boasts a strong 6-3 record with the company, but the Canadian is just 2-2 in her past four fights dating back to October 2019.
Now taking on Santos
FlyweightUFC
December 5, 2020
Robertson will take on Taila Santos in a flyweight bout at the UFC event on Dec. 19, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
Robertson will take on Santos after he opponent was forced to withdraw on Saturday due to COVID-19 concerns. Robertson will look to extend her winning streak to four fights on Dec. 19.
Draws Andrea Lee at UFC 256
FlyweightUFC
November 23, 2020
Robertson (9-4-0) agreed Friday to face Andrea Lee (11-5-0) in a flyweight fight Dec. 12 at UFC 256 in Las Vegas, Mike Heck of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
A winner of in her last two bouts, Robertson has the clear edge in momentum of the two fighters, as Lee is returns to the Octagon riding a three-fight losing streak. Robertson was particularly dominant in her last fight Oct. 17 in Abu Dhabi, where she picked up a convincing unanimous-decision victory over Poliana Botelho.
At her suffocating best in win
FlyweightUFC
October 17, 2020
Robertson defeated Poliana Botelho via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Abu Dhabi.
ANALYSIS
Robertson had a bit of trouble finding her way inside in Round 1, but the pressure got to Botelho in the latter frames, which allowed "The Savage" to take her time and cut through her opponent on the ground, swelling her up with elbows along the way. While she was unable to find the finish here, Robertson has earned every letter of her nickname in her time with the UFC, notching a 6-2 record with five stoppages. We've seen her struggle with bigger fighters and better grapplers, but it's clear that Robertson is a constantly-improving problem for fighters at 125 pounds. She improves to 9-4 in professional MMA overall with the win.
Set for Oct. 17 fight with Botelho
FlyweightUFC
July 29, 2020
Robertson is scheduled to face Poliana Botelho in a flyweight fight in a UFC event set for Oct. 17 at a yet-to-be-determined location, Raphael Marinho of Combate.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Robertson is coming off of a submission victory over Cortney Casey in June at UFC on ESPN 11, marking her third victory in her last four bouts. Next up for the Canadian is a fight with Botelho, who is if 3-1-0 since joining the UFC. Robertson surrenders three inches of height and four inches of reach to her opponent, so it seems likely she will spend most of her time looking for take-down opportunities.