July 9, 2020

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Canada’s Gillian Robertson, Marc-Andre Barriault both earn in UFC

Canada's Gillian Robertson, Marc-Andre Barriault both win in UFC

Canadian flyweight Gillian (The Savage) Robertson choked out American Cortney (Forged Iron) Casey in the third round on a UFC Fight Evening card Saturday.

Quebec Town middleweight Marc-Andre (Electric power Bar) Barriault then stopped Poland’s Oskar Piechota late in the 2nd round for his very first UFC win right after three straight losses.

Robertson made use of a remarkable floor match to control her struggle, finishing it off with a rear-bare choke with 28 seconds remaining.

“I preferred to be in a position to display my ground and pound a tiny bit additional but the last 30 seconds I listened to (coach) Din (Thomas) say ‘It’s not far too late for a finish’ so I just went for the eliminate,” said Robertson

Robertson (8-4- such as 5-3- in the UFC) took Casey down a moment into the initial spherical and labored into aspect management. The Canadian landed only a few strikes but was in regulate almost all the round.

Casey (9-8-) landed some blows to open the 2nd spherical but was speedily taken down again by Robertson at the fence. The rest of the spherical was a repeat of the to start with with Robertson in command and on the lookout for a submission.

Casey tried to retain the combat on the toes in the third but was taken down yet again a lot less than two minutes in and Robertson at last locked in a choke to drive Casey to faucet.

It marked the first time in 7 UFC fights that Robertson had gone into the 3rd round.

Robertson, a native of Niagara Falls, Ont., who fights out of Coconut Creek, Fla., was at first slated to combat June 20 in Saskatoon but the card was known as off owing to the worldwide pandemic.

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She was coming off a TKO reduction to Maycee (The Foreseeable future) Barber last Oct but has now gained 3 of her last 4.

Casey, at five foot 7, had a two-inch peak and four-inch arrive at edge.

Barriault earns 1st UFC get

Barriault and Piechota equally came out swinging with the Canadian pushing the action, scoring with some uppercuts late in the very first spherical.

Piechota (12-3-1) scored with some counter punches in the second but was taken down two minutes in. The Pole fought his way back again to his feet but Barriault (12-4-) hurt him at the fence, knocked him down and stored punching until the referee stepped with 10 seconds still left in the spherical.

“I like thrown bombs, I like to blend points up,” said Barriault, a previous two-division winner in the Canadian TKO promotion. “Right here I am.”

“Tonight you noticed the real Electrical power Bar,” extra Barriault, who was also booked at first to combat in Saskatoon.

Each fighters experienced misplaced their last a few bouts with Barriault beaten by Jun Yong (The Iron Turtle) Park, Krzysztof Jotko and Andrew (El Dirte) Sanchez.