Gillian Robertson

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Gillian Robertson
BornGillian Elizabeth Robertson
(1995-05-17) May 17, 1995 (age 25)
Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada[1]
Other namesThe Savage
Height5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)
Weight125 lb (57 kg; 8 st 13 lb)
Reach65[1] in (165 cm)
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]
Years active2016–present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout1
By submission6
By decision1
By knockout1
By submission1
By decision2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Gillian Elizabeth Robertson (born May 17, 1995)[5] is a Canadian mixed martial artist (MMA). She currently competes in the Flyweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). As of July 30, 2020, she is #15 in the UFC women's flyweight rankings.[6]


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 career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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 Fighter[edit]

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 Championship[edit]

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]

Robertson faced Maycee Barber on October 18, 2019 at UFC on ESPN 6.[22] She lost the fight via technical knockout in round one.[23]

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.[24] She won the fight via a rear-naked choke submission in round three.[25]

Robertson is scheduled to face Poliana Botelho on October 17, 2020 at UFC Fight Night 182.[26]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Professional record breakdown
12 matches 8 wins 4 losses
By knockout 1 1
By submission 6 1
By decision 1 2
Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
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


See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Gillian Robertson | UFC". Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  2. ^ a b "Gillian Robertson ("The Savage") | MMA Fighter Page". Tapology. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  3. ^ Lucas Grandsire. "Gillian Robertson talks Cortney Casey fight, drama at ATT, Din Thomas's gym, and more".
  4. ^ a b "Gillian Robertson Looking to De-Rail Another Hype Train". MMA Today. 2018-09-22. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  5. ^ Mixed martial arts show results Date: June 20, 2020
  6. ^ "Rankings | UFC". Retrieved 2020-06-30.
  7. ^ a b "Gillian". Sherdog. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  8. ^ "Meet 'The Ultimate Fighter 26' cast: Montana Stewart, the high-school wrestler from Texas". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-04. Retrieved 2019-02-11.
  9. ^ "Meet 'The Ultimate Fighter 26' cast: Gillian Robertson, Chili's hostess and unexpected MMA fighter". MMAjunkie. 2017-09-01. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  10. ^ Staff (2017-08-05). "'The Ultimate Fighter 26' cast revealed: Who's vying to become 1st UFC women's flyweight champ?". Retrieved 2019-02-10.
  11. ^ "The Ultimate Fighter 26, Episode 7 results: Melinda Fabian vs. Rachael Ostovich". MMAfighting. 2017-10-19. Retrieved 2019-03-31.
  12. ^ "TUF 26 Finale results: Gillian Robertson taps 'TUF' teammate Emily Whitmire in first". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-02. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  13. ^ DNA, MMA. "Molly McCann maakt UFC debuut tegen Gillian Robertson tijdens UFC Liverpool MMA DNA". Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  14. ^ Staff (2018-05-26). "UFC Fight Night 130 weigh-in results: Darren Till heavy but headliner still on (Updated)". Retrieved 2019-02-18.
  15. ^ "Gillian Robertson Puts Molly McCann to Sleep". Caged Insider. 2018-05-27. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  16. ^ DNA, MMA. "UFC debutante Mayra Bueno Silva treft Gillian Robertson tijdens UFC São Paulo". Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  17. ^ "UFC Sao Paulo results: Mayra Bueno Silva stuns Gillian Robertson with first-round armbar". MMAjunkie. 2018-09-23. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  18. ^ Lee, Alexander K. (2019-01-29). "Veronica Macedo vs. Gillian Robertson announced for UFC Prague". MMA Fighting. Retrieved 2019-02-19.
  19. ^ "UFC Prague results: Gillian Robertson sticks with game plan, chokes Veronica Macedo in second". MMAjunkie. 2019-02-23. Retrieved 2019-02-24.
  20. ^ DNA, MMA. "Gillian Robertson vs. Sarah Frota toegevoegd aan UFC 240 in Edmonton". Retrieved 2019-05-18.
  21. ^ Fortune, Ryan (2019-07-27). "UFC 240 Results: Gillian Robertson TKO's Sarah Frota with Ground and Pound". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2019-07-28.
  22. ^ Cole, Ross (2019-07-31). "Maycee Barber Vs Gillian Rob.ertson Set For UFC On ESPN 6". MMA Insight. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  23. ^ Cole, Ross (2019-07-31). "Maycee Barber Vs Gillian Rob.ertson Set For UFC On ESPN 6". MMA Insight. Retrieved 2019-07-31.
  24. ^ Jay Pettry (2020-05-21). "Gillian Robertson rebooked on June 20 UFC event against Cortney Casey". Retrieved 2020-05-22.
  25. ^ Justin Gibbons (2020-06-21). "UFC on ESPN 11 Results: Gillian Robertson Maintains Perfect Finish Rate in UFC". Cageside Press. Retrieved 2020-06-21.
  26. ^ DNA, MMA (2020-07-29). "Gillian Robertson treft Poliana Botelho tijdens UFC evenement op 17 oktober". MMA DNA. Retrieved 2020-07-30.
  27. ^ a b c d Mike Bohn (June 21, 2020). "UFC on ESPN 11 post-event facts: Curtis Blaydes' takedowns make history".

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