Gillian Robertson
The Savage


Draws Andrea Lee at UFC 256
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 reports.
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.
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At her suffocating best in win
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.
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
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 reports.
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.
Dominant submission victory
June 20, 2020
Robertson defeated Cortney Casey via submission (Rear-naked choke) at 4:32 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
This is what happens when an accomplished grappler goes up against an opponent with little experience on the mat. Robertson controlled this entire fight and did so with her wrestling. She rode a single successful takedown in each of the three rounds to a ton of control time. Casey actually did a pretty good job of defending herself on the mat, but Robertson eventually wore her down and scored the submission victory late in Round 3. It was an excellent effort from Robertson on the heels of her knockout loss to top prospect Maycee Barber last October. Robertson turned just 25 years of age last month and should be considered a legitimate long-term threat at 125 pounds.
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.
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.