Gillian Robertson added to her record for most submissions by any female in UFC history against Mariya Agapova at UFC Fight Night 210.
After some difficulties getting the bout to the mat in the first round of the women’s flyweight bout at the UFC Apex, Robertson (11-7 MMA, 8-5 UFC) finally got the action to her sweet spot in the second frame when she took Agapova’s (10-4 MMA, 2-3 UFC) back.
She made the most of the opportunity, choking her opponent out cold in what was a scary-looking finish.
Agapova woke up from the choke and embraced with Robertson, who is a former training partner at American Top Team in Florida.
Not only does Robertson hold the record for most submission wins in women’s UFC history, but she also has the most finishes in the 125-pound division with seven.
The Canadian has a plethora of experience at just 27 years old and said in her post-fight interview with Daniel Cormier that she hopes to turn a corner to the top of her weight class.
Gillian Robertson scored yet another submission finish earlier today (Sat., Sept. 17, 2022) at UFC Vegas 60 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada, when the Canadian veteran stopped fellow women’s flyweight contender Mariya Agapova with a second-round submission (rear-naked choke).
While Robertson did well to get a hold of Agapova along the cage in the early going it was Agapova who did the most damage with hard elbows and punches in close.