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Gillian Robertson

Key Stats: 53.9% control time (1st all-time among WFLW), 4 submission wins (1st all-time among WFLW), 46.7% takedown accuracy (3rd all-time among WFLW)

RELATED: Robertson Won’t Back Down

What It Means: Robertson doesn’t shy away from what her game plan is every time. She wants to drag her opponents to the ground, take their back and get the rear naked choke. She’s ultra-effective at it and has more tricks in her bag than just that, as her control on top can be suffocating. Her game has rounded out well, and she does a good job of mixing up her striking and blending it into a takedown. Once she is in control, she chases submissions over positions, which at times catches her opponents one step behind.

*Miranda Maverick

Key Stats: 9.8 strikes landed per minute, 51% striking accuracy, 6 strikes absorbed per minute

What It Means: Though just one fight – and more accurately, one round – into her UFC career, Maverick showed a tenacity and skillset that projects her to be a real player at flyweight. She showed she is more than willing to get into a slugfest, and her diverse attack helps to keep her opponent off guard. During her time in Invicta, Maverick showed a diverse and wise game for her age and has plenty of potential in her development.

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What to Look For in the Fight: Robertson’s experience against the toughest at flyweight could help here against a game and eager Maverick. If Maverick presses too quickly or wildly, she’ll find herself in the clinch which is more or less Robertson’s world. That said, Maverick is strong in close quarters and could outmuscle Robertson against the fence and in the clinch. She’ll need to be mindful of Robertson’s knack for jumping on her opponent’s neck for submissions, though.

 

*Hasn’t competed enough in weight class to qualify in UFC Record Book


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