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How the public is betting Gillian Robertson vs. Poliana Botelho at UFC Fight Island 6

Gillian Robertson and Poliana Botelho meet in a women’s flyweight bout at UFC Fight Island 6 on October 17th. We break down how the betting public is picking the fight.

Gillian Robertson of Canada kicks Cortney Casey in their flyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on June 20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images

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 contest live from Fight Island in Abu Dhabi and available on ESPN+.

One of two women’s bouts in the event, Robertson recently lost to #10 Maycee Barber, but will be favored on the moneyline. She’s not a great striker but is a terrific grappler, averaging 3.33 takedowns per 15 minutes. Robertson has recorded at least two takedowns in four of her five victories. That’s her strength, but as a striker she’s averaging 1.96 significant strikes while absorbing 2.38.

As for Botelho, she’s going to be entering with an 8-2 MMA record and 3-1 in the UFC. If she can manage a victory, this would be her first ranked win. Averaging 3.65 significant strikes per minutes and connecting on 58 percent of them, Botelho needs to fight to her strength. While she’s a competent grappler as well, this bout will favor her if it’s fought upright.

As for the splits, this fight is pretty close with a slim majority still on the favorite.

Here are the betting splits at DraftKings Sportsbook for Gillian Robertson vs. Poliana Botelho at UFC Fight Island 6 on October 17th.

Betting splits

Gillian Robertson: -215 (56% of action, 56% of bets)
Poliana Botelho: +169 (44% of action, 44% of bets)

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