A classic striker vs. grappler women’s flyweight bout between Veronica Macedo (5-2-1 MMA, 0-2-1 UFC) and Gillian Robertson (5-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) has been slated for UFC Prague on February 23.
Macedo has her back against the wall being 0-2-1 in her last four fights. She would be eyeing to get her first victory on February 23. That being said, Macedo has had tough competition her way, her lost two fights being against veterans Ashlee Evans-Smith and Andrea Lee.
Robertson on the other hand, will become the first to make four appearances in the UFC women’s flyweight division. Robertson kicked off her UFC stint with impressive back to back submission victories over Emily Whitmire and a dangerous Molly McCann. In her last fight however, Robertson suffered a submission loss against Mayra Bueno Silva in September. Robertson will have to display her grappling skills to nullify the striking of Macedo.
The UFC on ESPN+ 3 lineup includes:
- Jan Blachowicz vs. Thiago “Marreta” Santos
- Liz Carmouche vs. Lucie Pudilova
- Marcos Rogerio de Lima vs. Stefan Struve
- Chris Fishgold vs. Daniel Teymur
- John Dodson vs. Petr Yan
- Gian Villante vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk
- Magomed Ankalaev vs. Darko Stosic
- Ramazan Emeev vs. Michel Prazeres
- Gadzhimurad Antigulov vs. opponent TBA
- Diego Ferreira vs. Rustam Khabilov
- Damir Hadzovic vs. Marco Polo Reyes
- Veronica Macedo vs. Gillian Robertson