MMA Preview – Gillian Robertson vs Poliana Botelho at UFC Fight Island 6
GILLIAN ROBERTSON VS POLIANA BOTELHO FACTS
When is UFC Fight Island 6? Saturday 18th October, 2020 - 22:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC Fight Island 6? Flash Forum, Fight Island, Abu Dhabi (UAE)
Where can I get tickets for UFC Fight Island 6? No tickets are available as this event will take place without spectators
What channel is UFC Fight Island 6 on? BT Sport 2
Where can I stream UFC Fight Island 6? 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 POLIANA BOTELHO LOWDOWN
Gillian Robertson (8-4) is coming off the sixth submission of her career which came against Cortney Casey back in June. This came in response to getting pummelled by Maycee Barber snapping an impressive two-fight streak including a submission over Veronica Macedo and a TKO over Sarah Frota.
She takes on Poliana Botelho (8-2) who we have not seen since April 2019. She decided to move back up to flyweight in her last fight and looked great beating Lauren Mueller via unanimous decision. This was also in response to losing against a beast in the form of Cynthia Calvillo who submitted her in the first round.
GILLIAN ROBERTSON VS POLIANA BOTELHO PREDICTION
This will come down to the takedown defence of Botelho which is 88% and Calvillo is the only fighter who has taken her down in the UFC. Robertson has a takedown average of 3.33 every 15 minutes and will be relentless in trying to get the Brazilian down to the canvas where she does her best work.
Botelho has the speed and power advantage and knows she can light Robertson up on the feet. She can wrestle herself and is strong in the clinch but needs to keep the distance.
Robertson has switched training camps from American Top Team, but her game plan will be the same and her jiu-jitsu is at a level where she only needs one takedown. Botelho’s power will be a problem for Robertson but we are backing her to find a submission.
Prediction: Robertson via Submission