Flyweight Gillian Robertson will head to Canada for UFC 240, welcoming Brazil’s Sarah Frota to the UFC’s 125lb division.
Canada’s Gillian Robertson will head to Edmonton for her next fight. On Friday, Brazil’s Combate was first to report that Robertson will take on Sarah Frota at UFC 240 in the Albertan city. Cageside Press confirmed the fight with a source close to the situation, as it has not yet been announced by the UFC.
UFC 240 will be the promotion’s second trip to Canada in 2019. For Robertson, who left Canada at a young age and relocated south, it will be her first fight in the country. Robertson trains with American Top Team in Florida, and has compiled a 6-3 record as a pro to date. That includes a 3-1 stretch in the UFC, after entering the promotion via The Ultimate Fighter 26.
Most recently, Robertson, who just turned 24, defeated Veronica Macedo by submission at UFC Prague. In fact, all three of Robertson’s UFC wins have come via sub, making her a real threat to anyone at 125lbs.
Robertson holds a win over fellow UFC fighter Hannah Cifers outside the promotion, as well as a loss to another UFC star, Cynthia Calvillo, earlier in their careers.
After scoring a knockout on the Brazilian version of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, Sarah Frota (9-1) made her UFC debut in February. She came up short against Livinha Souza at UFC Fight Night 144, after missing weight by a dumbfounding 7lbs. That failed bid to make the strawweight limit sent her packing to the UFC’s flyweight division.
UFC 240 takes place July 27 at the Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta. The card is headlined by a featherweight title fight between champ Max Holloway and former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.