Gillian Robertson

Gillian Elizabeth Robertson (born May 17, 1995)[6] is a Canadian mixed martial artist (MMA). She currently competes in the Flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Gillian Robertson
Gillian Robertson at Island Fights 37.jpg
Robertson in a match in 2016
BornGillian Elizabeth Robertson
(1995-05-17) May 17, 1995 (age 27)
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada[1]
Other namesThe Savage
NationalityCanadian
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)
DivisionStrawweight (2016)
Flyweight (2016-Present)
Reach63[1] in (160 cm)
StyleBrazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing
Fighting out ofPort Saint Lucie, Florida, United States[2]
TeamAmerican Top Team (2011–2020)[3]
TrainerHead coach - Daniel Donaldson [2]
BJJ coach - Din Thomas[4]
RankBlack belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Din Thomas[5]
Years active2016–present
Mixed martial arts record
Total17
Wins10
By knockout1
By submission7
By decision2
Losses7
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision5
Amateur record
Total11
Wins10
By submission5
By decision5
Losses1
Other information
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

BackgroundEdit

Robertson was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. She started cardio kickboxing training at the age of 16 at American Top Team. She then joined MMA classes after a few months and started competing two years later.[4]

Mixed martial arts careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Robertson started her professional MMA career since 2016 after amassed a record of 9–1 in amateur fights. After fighting in five professional bouts[7] she participated in The Ultimate Fighter 26 UFC TV mma competition series and was subsequently signed by the UFC after the show.[8]

The Ultimate FighterEdit

In August 2017, it was announced that Robertson was one of the fighters featured on The Ultimate Fighter 26,[9] UFC TV series, where the process to crown the UFC's inaugural 125-pound women's champion will take place.[10]

In the preliminary fights, Robertson faced Barb Honchak and lost the fight via TKO in the second round.[11]

Ultimate Fighting ChampionshipEdit

Robertson made her UFC debut on December 1, 2017 on The Ultimate Fighter 26 Finale against Emily Whitmire. She won the fight via a submission in round one.[12]

Her next fight came on May 27, 2018 at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till against Molly McCann.[13] At the weigh-ins, McCann weighed in at 127 pounds, 1 pound over the flyweight non-title fight limit of 126. She was fined 20 percent of her purse, which went to Robertson.[14] She won the fight via a rear-naked choke in round two.[15]

On September 22, 2018, Robertson faced Mayra Bueno Silva at UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders.[16] She lost the fight via a submission in round one.[17]

Robertson faced Veronica Macedo on February 23, 2019 at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos.[18] She won the fight via submission in the second round.[19]

Robertson faced Sarah Frota on July 27, 2019 at UFC 240.[20] She won the fight via technical knockout in round two.[21]

In the lead up to the Frota fight, Robertson would begin training with Jose Torres and coach Din Thomas at ATT. This was beginning of their partnership once Thomas and the two fighters left ATT. [22]

Robertson faced Maycee Barber on October 18, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 6.[23] She lost the fight via technical knockout in round one.[24]

Robertson was expected to face Taila Santos on June 20, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Volkov. Due to undisclosed reasons, Robertson's opponent changed and she instead faced Cortney Casey.[25] She won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in round three.[26]

Ahead of her fight with Botelho, Robertson was given her black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu by coach Din Thomas. Robertson described the event as emotional and joyous after nine years of work.[27]

During the COVID-19 pandemic Robertson left American Top Team with her head coach, Din Thomas and teammate Jose Torres.[28]

Robertson faced Poliana Botelho on October 18, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 180.[29] She won the fight via unaimous decision.[30]

Robertson was scheduled to face Andrea Lee on December 12, 2020 at UFC 256.[31] However, Lee pulled out in early December due to a broken nose and Robertson faced Taila Santos instead at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal.[32] Robertson lost the fight via unanimous decision.[33]

Robertson was next expected to face Miranda Maverick at UFC 258 on February 13, 2021.[34] However, hours before the fight, Robertson had a non-COVID related illness and the bout was cancelled.[35] The pair eventually was reschedule to UFC 260 on March 27, 2021.[36] Robertson lost the fight via unanimous decision.[37]

Robertson faced Priscila Cachoeira on December 11, 2021 at UFC 269.[38] At the weigh-ins, Cachoeira weighed in at 129 pounds, three pounds over the flyweight non-title fight limit. The bout proceeded at catchweight with Cachoeira fined 30% of her purse, which went to Robertson.[39] Robertson won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in the first round.[40]

Robertson faced JJ Aldrich, replacing Ariane Lipski, on March 12, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 203.[41] She lost the fight via unanimous decision.[42]

Robertson was scheduled to face Melissa Gatto on September 17, 2022 at UFC Fight Night 210.[43] However, Gatto was removed from the event for Undisclosed reasons, and she was replaced by Mariya Agapova.[44]

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

Mixed martial artsEdit

Mixed martial arts recordEdit

Professional record breakdown
17 matches 10 wins 7 losses
By knockout 1 1
By submission 7 1
By decision 2 5
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 10–7 JJ Aldrich Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Ankalaev March 12, 2022 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 10–6 Priscila Cachoeira Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC 269 December 11, 2021 1 4:59 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Catchweight (129 lb) bout; Cachoeira missed weight.
Loss 9–6 Miranda Maverick Decision (unanimous) UFC 260 March 27, 2021 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 9–5 Taila Santos Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Neal December 19, 2020 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 9–4 Poliana Botelho Decision (unanimous) UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie October 18, 2020 3 5:00 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Win 8–4 Cortney Casey Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Volkov June 20, 2020 3 4:36 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Loss 7–4 Maycee Barber TKO (punches) UFC on ESPN: Reyes vs. Weidman October 18, 2019 1 3:04 Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Win 7–3 Sarah Frota TKO (elbows) UFC 240 July 27, 2019 2 4:13 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 6–3 Veronica Macedo Submission (rear naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Santos February 23, 2019 2 3:27 Prague, Czech Republic
Loss 5–3 Mayra Bueno Silva Submission (armbar) UFC Fight Night: Santos vs. Anders September 22, 2018 1 4:55 São Paulo, Brazil
Win 5–2 Molly McCann Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Till May 27, 2018 2 2:05 Liverpool, England
Win 4–2 Emily Whitmire Submission (armbar) The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion Finale December 1, 2017 1 2:12 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Return to Flyweight.
Win 3–2 Hannah Cifers Submission (rear-naked choke) Next Level Fight Club 7 May 13, 2017 2 4:12 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States Catchweight (116.5 lb) bout; Robertson missed weight.
Loss 2–2 Cynthia Calvillo Decision (unanimous) Global Knockout 8 November 19, 2016 3 3:00 Jackson, California, United States Catchweight (120 lb) bout.
Win 2–1 Miki Rogers Submission (armbar) Atlas Fights 29 October 22, 2016 1 4:16 Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Return to Strawweight.
Win 1–1 Monica Medina Decision (unanimous) FFI: Blood and Sand 20 August 13, 2016 3 3:00 Biloxi, Mississippi, United States Flyweight debut.
Loss 0–1 Hannah Goldy Decision (unanimous) Square Ring Promotions: Island Fights 37 March 11, 2016 3 3:00 Pensacola, Florida, United States Strawweight debut.
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 0–1 Barb Honchak TKO (punches and elbows) The Ultimate Fighter: A New World Champion October 4, 2017 (air date) 2 2:27 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States TUF 26 Quarter-Finals

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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  6. ^ Mixed martial arts show results Date: June 20, 2020
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