Gillian Robertson will remain a member of the UFC.
The Niagara Falls, Ont., native entered her UFC 260 fight against Miranda Maverick on the last fight of her UFC contract. However, Robertson revealed to MMA Empire that she re-signed with the Las Vegas-based promotion shortly before that fight. The deal was for four fights, and the first fight of the four was the Maverick scrap.
Robertson has been in the UFC since 2017 after competing on The Ultimate Fighter 26. The Canadian lost in the first round by TKO to Barb Honchak. But, the promotion gave her a shot at the Finale where she submitted Emily Whitmire in the first round. In the UFC, Robertson is 6-4 and is on the first ever two-fight losing streak of her MMA career.
Prior to the setback against Maverick, Robertson lost a decision to Talia Santos after beating Poliana Botelho by decision and submitting Cortney Casey. Her other losses in the UFC came by TKO to Maycee Barber and a submission loss to Mayra Bueno Silva.
Robertson does live and train in Florida under Din Thomas. The longtime American Top Team coach parted ways and the Canadian trains under him alongside Jose Torres. Robertson is also tied with current flyweight champion, Valentina Shevchenko for the most finishes at flyweight with four. The Canadian has also been ranked, but after the two setbacks, she is unranked.
Back in October, Robertson also said she believes she isn’t even close to her prime, and at 25, she still likely is a few years away.
“I’m nowhere near my prime, this is just the beginning and I’m still learning and getting better every day,” Robertson said.
“I’m really just becoming a mixed martial artist where I have been a jiu-jitsu girl. You will see more striking and wrestling, I’m putting everything together.”
When Gillian Robertson will return to the Octagon is uncertain, but she hopes to return soon.