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Gillian Robertson vs. Piera Rodriguez Booked for April 15 UFC Card

LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 12: (LR) Gillian Robertson of Canada kicks during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on March 12, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada JJ Aldridge’s flyweight bout. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Canada’s Gillian Robertson returns to the Octagon after defeating former two-time UFC strawweight champion Ross Namajunas.

Robertson (11-7) will face Piera Rodriguez (9-0) at the UFC Fight Night event on April 15, 2023.news of the lightweight competition is First reported by Fight Bananas.

Cageside Press confirmed the booking on Friday to a source familiar with the situation.

In addition to beating Namajunas in grappling, Robertson is 2-1 over Priscilla Cacchoela and Maria Agapova in his past three fights. “The Savage” holds the record for most completions and most submissions in UFC women’s flyweight history. She is also tied with Caitlyn Jokagian for most fights in the heavyweight division.

Venezuela’s Rodriguez is undefeated as a professional with two wins inside the octagon so far. She made her debut last April with a unanimous decision against Kai Hansen. Second decision win, against Sam Hughes.

Rodriguez has a win in UFC fight in 2021 Dana White’s Contenders Collection.

UFC’s April 15, 2023 Fight Night card has yet to officially announce locations, venues or broadcast plans. The following matches have been covered for the event so far:

  • Martin Buddy vs. Jack Collier
  • Bruna Brazil vs. Dennis Gomez
  • Dustin Jacoby vs. Azamat Murzakanov
  • TJ Brown and Bill Algeo
  • Edson Barboza vs. Billy Quarantillo
  • Gillian Robertson vs. Pierre Rodriguez
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