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Strawweight Showdown: Gillian Robertson vs. Polyana Viana Set for UFC 297

The UFC octagon is set to sizzle with strawweight action as seasoned veterans Gillian Robertson and Polyana Viana gear up to clash in a highly-anticipated matchup at UFC 297. The fight is scheduled for January 20 on a pay-per-view event, and the location in Toronto is yet to be confirmed.

Gillian Robertson, a fan favorite, took to social media to confirm the exciting showdown, which has the MMA world buzzing with anticipation. Both fighters are eager to prove their mettle, as they seek redemption following recent setbacks in their careers.

For Robertson, her most recent outing at UFC on ABC 5 ended in disappointment with a decision loss to Tabatha Ricci. Despite the setback, Robertson remains a formidable force in the strawweight division, as evidenced by her successful return to the weight class and an impressive armbar victory over Piera Rodriguez.

Polyana Viana, too, is on a mission to reclaim her winning ways. Her previous fight ended in an arm-triangle submission loss to Iasmin Lucindo, erasing the memory of a spectacular knockout victory over Jinh Yu Frey in her prior bout. The Brazilian fighter has proven herself as a striking powerhouse, and her tenacity is sure to make the matchup against Robertson a captivating showdown.

Both fighters come into this clash with UFC records that reflect their tenacity and skill. Gillian Robertson boasts a record of 9-6, demonstrating her experience and adaptability. On the other side of the cage, Polyana Viana, with a record of 4-5, is determined to turn the tide and carve out a winning streak that catapults her to the top of the division.

UFC 297 was expected to feature a blockbuster headliner: a featherweight title fight between the reigning champion, Alexander Volkanovski, and the formidable Ilia Topuria. But the main event is now jeopardy as Volkanovski stepped up to face Islam Makhachev for the lightweight title on the 2 weeks short notice.


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