In the only women’s bout on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Island 6, #15 Gillian Robertson will take on Poliana Botelho in a flyweight fight live from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and available on ESPN+.
Robertson is the favorite entering the bout. She has an 8-4 record in the MMA and is 5-2 at the UFC level, with her most recent loss coming to #10 Maycee Barber. Robertson isn’t a strong striker, connecting on 1.96 significant strikes per minute at 48 percent accuracy. She takes 2.38 and defends 55 percent of them. Her main skill comes in grappling, averaging 3.33 takedowns per 15 minutes and having recorded at least two takedowns in four of her five victories.
That’ll be key for her in this fight, as Botelho throws 3.65 significant strikes per minute and connects on 58 percent of them. She does have a grappler side to her as well, averaging 1.27 takedowns per 15 minutes.
With an 8-2 record in the MMA and 3-1 in the UFC, this would be Botelho’s first ranked victory if she can pull it off. She’s coming in as the underdog, but the 32-year-old will have a good chance to escape with a victory if she can make this a strike-first fight.
Here are the betting odds at DraftKings Sportsbook for Gillian Robertson vs. Poliana Botelho at UFC Fight Island 6 on October 17th.
Money line odds
Gillian Robertson: -215
Poliana Botelho: +169
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