MMA Preview – Gillian Robertson vs Miranda Maverick at UFC 258
GILLIAN ROBERTSON VS MIRANDA MAVERICK FACTS
When is UFC 258? Sunday 14th February, 2021 - 01:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC 258? UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC 258? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events
What channel is UFC 258 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC 258? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!
GILLIAN ROBERTSON VS MIRANDA MAVERICK LOWDOWN
Gillian Robertson (9-5) made the most of 2020 and was able to fight three times. Coming off the most devastating loss of her career so far and TKO courtesy of Maycee Barber, she responded brilliantly with a submission over Cortney Casey and a unanimous decision over Poliana Botelho but suffered her third UFC loss against Taila Santos who dominated Robertson with her wrestling. It was a disappointing setback but as time goes on, a loss to Santos will not look that bad as the Brazilian has the potential to reach the top of the division.
Miranda Maverick (8-2) got her UFC career off to a perfect start back in October on Fight Island. With two impressive wins for Invicta, submitting DeAnna Bennett and outpointing Pearl Gonzalez, Maverick entered the UFC with a healthy three-fight win streak and took on Liana Jojua. She showed off her striking with her left hand inflicting a nasty cut on the Georgian’s nose with the referee deciding it was bad enough to end the fight.
GILLIAN ROBERTSON VS MIRANDA MAVERICK PREDICTION
We know what to expect from Robertson and that will be to take Maverick down and aggressively look for a submission. However, Maverick is also a good grappler with a brown belt in Brazilain jiu-jitsu and if her last fight is anything to go by, we can expect her stand-up to improve further.
If the fight stays on the feet, you should back Maverick all day and a grappling contest will be closer, but Robertson will have the edge so this fight will come down to Maverick’s takedown defence.
If Robertson can take Maverick down, she could find a submission or keep her on the ground long enough to seal the round but if the fight stays on the feet, Maverick’s volume will sway the judges in her favour.
Prediction: Maverick via Decision - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)
Value Bet: Robertson via Decision