Tape rankings @ Women’s Strawweight
Who won Robertson vs Rodriguez?
Gillian Robertson beat Piera Rodriguez by submission in the 2nd round during the prelims of UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Allen, on Saturday 15th April 2023 at T-Mobile Center in Kansas City.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Women’s Strawweight division, which meant the weight limit was 115 pounds (8.2 stone or 52.2 KG).
Robertson vs Rodriguez stats
Gillian Robertson stepped into the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 1 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Piera Rodriguez made her way to the cage with an unblemished record of 9 wins and 0 draws, with 5 of those by knock out.
The stats suggested Rodriguez had a massive power advantage over Robertson, boosting at 56% knock out percentage over Robertson's 9%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Robertson had a massive advantage over Rodriguez, boasting at 73% submission rate over Rodriguez's 0%.
Gillian Robertson was the younger woman by 3 years, at 28 years old.
Robertson had a height advantage of 2 inches over Rodriguez. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Robertson was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 9 more fights, and made her debut in 2016, 7 year and 8 months later than Rodriguez, whose first professional fight was in . She had fought 18 more professional rounds, 44 to Rodriguez's 26.
Robertson vs Rodriguez form
Gillian Robertson had beaten 2 of her last 5 opponents.
In her last fight before this contest, she had defeated Mariya Agapova at UFC Fight Night: Sandhagen vs. Song on 17th September 2022 by in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, she had been beaten by JJ Aldrich at UFC Fight Night on 12th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, she had defeated Priscila Cachoeira at UFC 269 on 11th December 2021 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, she had lost to Miranda Maverick at UFC 260 on 27th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
She had been beaten by Maycee Barber at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at TD Garden, Boston.
Robertson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 1 month and 16 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 28 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 10 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2 rounds on average.
Rodriguez's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 7 months and 25 days, meaning she had been fighting on average every 9 months and 29 days. In those fights, she fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Robertson vs Rodriguez?
Gillian Robertson was a 39/50 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Piera Rodriguez made her way into the ring at 21/20 (+100) with oddsmakers.