More Canadian talent has been added to January’s UFC 297.
Gillian Robertson (12-8), originally hailing from Niagara Falls, Ontario, will face Polyana Viana (13-6) at the event, expected to take place at the ScotiaBank Arena in Toronto on January 24, 2024.
Robertson revealed the pairing recently on the Fight Bananas podcast. “I just got my contract today, it’s officially signed,” Robertson revealed. “January 20, I don’t have a location currently.” Robertson noted she had heard rumors of Toronto. Sources have previously confirmed to Cageside Press that the event will take place in Toronto, with Dana White confirming a Canadian card on that date during Tuesday’s DWCS 2023 Week 10 post-fight press conference.
Robertson will be looking to get back in the win column at the event, after losing a decision against Tabatha Ricci last time out. That snapped a two-fight win streak “The Savage” had put together in the women’s flyweight and strawweight divisions. Robertson’s last two bouts have come at 115lbs.
Viana has been trading wins and losses her last handful of fights, and is coming off a loss against Iasmin Lucindo in August.
UFC 297 on January 20, 2024 currently has the following bouts reported for it:
- Arnold Allen vs. Movsar Evloev
- Brad Katona vs. Garrett Armfield
- Gillian Robertson vs. Polyana Viana
- Ramon Taveras vs. Serhiy Sidey