Gillian Robertson Talks Short-Notice UFC Sao Paulo Fight & Training In Italy


Gillian Robertson is back in the Octagon at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo, facing UFC newcomer Mayra Bueno Silva.

The TUF alumni is facing Silva in her home country of Brazil, but fighting in enemy territory is something that Robertson is used to.

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“It was definitely one of my biggest victories in my career (beating Molly McCann), obviously (with) her being the Cage Warriors champion…she’s a huge opponent for me to come against. I feel like every fight the UFC has given me so far has been in my opponents home town, this next ones not any different. I’m going into my opponents backyard, all of her fights have been in Sao Paulo before and we’re going into Sao Paulo to fight. I just think its the same situation I’m getting thrown into again,” says Robertson in an exclusive interview with Fightful’s James Lynch.

Robertson may be entering enemy territory in this bout, but she also comes in with more UFC and professional MMA experience that Silva has.

If Robertson has one goal to accomplish everytime she steps into the Octagon, it would be to get the job done as quickly as possible.

“Yeah, that will be the theme in a lot of my fights. My goal is to get in and out of there as fast as possible and take as little damage as possible, its like…that’s how its gonna go…be able to get in there and get my takedown…finish it on the ground. Then get paid,” says Robertson.

UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo takes place on Saturday, September 22 from the Ibirapuerora Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil with Jimi Manuwa and Thaigo Santos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox Sports 1.

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