Canadian flyweight Gillian (The Savage) Robertson choked out American Cortney (Solid Iron) Casey within the third spherical on a UFC Struggle Night time card Saturday.
Quebec Metropolis middleweight Marc-Andre (Energy Bar) Barriault then stopped Poland’s Oskar Piechota late within the second spherical for his first UFC win after three straight losses.
Robertson used a superior floor sport to manage her struggle, ending it off with a rear-naked choke with 28 seconds remaining.
“I needed to have the ability to show my floor and pound a bit bit extra however the final 30 seconds I heard (coach) Din (Thomas) say ‘It isn’t too late for a end’ so I simply went for the kill,” stated Robertson
Robertson (8-4-Zero together with 5-3-Zero within the UFC) took Casey down a minute into the primary spherical and labored into facet management. The Canadian landed only some strikes however was in management just about all of the spherical.
Casey (9-8-0) landed some blows to open the second spherical however was rapidly taken down once more by Robertson on the fence. The remainder of the spherical was a repeat of the primary with Robertson in management and in search of a submission.
Casey tried to maintain the struggle on the ft within the third however was taken down once more lower than two minutes in and Robertson lastly locked in a choke to power Casey to faucet.
It marked the primary time in seven UFC fights that Robertson had gone into the third spherical.
Robertson, a local of Niagara Falls, Ont., who fights out of Coconut Creek, Fla., was initially slated to struggle June 20 in Saskatoon however the card was referred to as off because of the international pandemic.
She was coming off a TKO loss to Maycee (The Future) Barber final October however has now gained three of her final 4.
Casey, at 5 foot seven, had a two-inch peak and four-inch attain benefit.
Barriault earns 1st UFC win
Barriault and Piechota each got here out swinging with the Canadian pushing the motion, scoring with some uppercuts late within the first spherical.
Piechota (12-3-1) scored with some counter punches within the second however was taken down two minutes in. The Pole fought his approach again to his ft however Barriault (12-4-0) harm him on the fence, knocked him down and saved punching till the referee stepped with 10 seconds left within the spherical.
“I like thrown bombs, I like to combine issues up,” stated Barriault, a former two-division champion within the Canadian TKO promotion. “Right here I’m.”
“Tonight you noticed the actual Energy Bar,” added Barriault, who was additionally booked initially to struggle in Saskatoon.
Each fighters had misplaced their final three bouts with Barriault overwhelmed by Jun Yong (The Iron Turtle) Park, Krzysztof Jotko and Andrew (El Dirte) Sanchez.