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The curtain jerker comes in the Women’s Flyweight division, as Gillian ‘The Savage’ Robertson takes on Priscila ‘Zombie Girl’ Cachoeira. Returning to the octagon for the second time in 2021, Robertson will look to put a halt to a two-fight losing streak. Having been as high as 12th in the Flyweight rankings, Robertson has proven that she has the abilities to be a contender. First thing’s first, getting back on track with a win. Meanwhile, Cachoeira comes into this fight on a two-fight winning streak. Having lost her first three fights inside the octagon, including a debut against current Flyweight Champion Valentina Shevchenko, Cachoeira seems to have finally found her footing in the UFC.  

Prediction

This is an intriguing fight, as you have two fighters heading in opposite directions. Gillian Robertson, before the two-fight losing streak, had won six of her eight UFC fights and was ranked in the top fifteen of the division. Known for her excellent grappling and submissions, Robertson has asserted herself as a finisher inside the octagon. With five stoppages, four coming via submission, Robertson is not one to play around with her food. The same could be said about Priscila Cachoeira, who has won six of her last seven wins via knockout. Primarily a striker, the Brazilian features a blend of power and volume. With an iron chin and excellent cardio, Cachoeira looks to outlast her opponents and eventually take them out. Having won two straight, the Brazilian heads into this fight with momentum. 

As for a prediction, I’m going with Cachoeira. While takedown defense is an area of concern, especially against a grappler like Robertson, I believe that the Brazilian has adequate submission defense and grappling to get back to her feet. As the fight wanes, Cachoeira will begin to shrug off a tired Robertson’s takedown attempts and exploit the Canadian’s weakness of striking. In the end and despite the odds seeing Robertson as a heavy favorite, I predict that Cachoeira will defeat Robertson via TKO.

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