Canada’s Gillian Robertson (10-7) will look to get some “throat cuddles” in against Melissa Gatto (8-1-2) this September.
The women’s flyweight bout is set to take place as part of the UFC’s September 17, 2022 Fight Night card. No venue or location has been announced for the event; Fight Bananas was first to report news of the match-up.
Both fighters later confirmed the booking on social media.
Robertson, 27, continues to hold the record for finishes, submissions, and most fights overall in the UFC’s women’s flyweight division. She’s split her two most recent fights, with a win over Priscila Cachoeira in December followed up by a loss to JJ Aldrich in March.
Fighting out of Florida and originally from Niagara Falls, Ontario, Robertson has seven submission victories among her 10 wins as a professional.
Gatto, who has fought as a featherweight and bantamweight in the past but who has mainly competed at flyweight, will be looking to bounce back from the first loss of her career this September. Last time out, she was paired up with Tracy Cortez, losing a unanimous decision at UFC 274 in Phoenix this past May.
Prior to that, 26-year old Gatto had picked up wins over Sijara Eubanks and Victoria Leonardo, and, outside the UFC, Karol Rosa.
The promotion’s September 17, 2022 Fight Night show is expected to be headlined by bantamweight contenders Cory Sandhagen and Song Yadong.