Miranda Maverick earned a unanimous decision victory over Gillian Robertson tonight at UFC 260.
Robertson misses with an early head kick attempt. Both ladies missing with strikes as they look to find their range.
Body kick from Robertson and Maverick lands a leg kick on the counter. Maverick feeding out punches here. Robertson attempting to go for head kicks, but not quite landing it so far.
Maverick misses with a head kick attempt of her own and then steps in with a three-piece combo. Maverick pressing the action as Robertson starts to be pushed back on the outside.
Left hand lands for Maverick, but Robertson connects on a counter too. Body punch for Maverick and then goes upstairs.
Inside leg kick from Maverick. Glancing blow from Robertson. Maverick able to work a takedown. She looks to pass, but Robertson is able to scramble back up.
Maverick with a left hand. Now punches and a kick to the body from Maverick. Another left for her. Two more connect. Punch lands to set up a power takedown. Body punches from Maverick. Robertson explodes back to her feet as the round is ending.
Both ladies looking to let their hands go early in the second round. Body kick for Maverick. leg kick now. Straight left gets through.
Superman punch from Maverick, but then Robertson takes her back and brings her down. Robertson securing side control now, but Maverick gets half-guard.
Robertson trying to pass into mount, but it almost allows Maverick to get free. Robertson keeps her down and works to the back looking for a choke.
Maverick scrambling, but Robertson is doing well to stay on her. Maverick stands, but Robertson is still staying tight to her and brings her back down.
North-south position from Robertson. Maverick rolls to her knees and Robertson continues to stay on her like a backpack.
Robertson sinking in a rear-naked choke. Maverick able to spin around and powers back up to her feet.
Maverick straight into striking mode and lands a few good punches. A couple of more clean connections here against the cage and then they clinch as the round ends.
Body punch for Maverick. Now a kick upstairs and a jab. Another flurry of punches from Maverick and then a harder straight punch.
She’s really pressing the action now like she did at the end of the last round. however, as she moves into range again Robertson attempts a takedown.
Maverick able to get out. Robertson attempts another takedown and Maverick sprawls on top of her. Now it’s Maverick who gets Robertson’s back on the mat. Robertson trying to reverse the position, but Maverick adjusts and stays on top.
Maverick in half guard and landing hammerfists. Robertson gets to her knees. Maverick stays heavy on her and lands a few knees to the body.
Robertson rolls to her back. Elbow for Maverick, but Robertson works for an armbar. Robertson sweeping and still trying for the armbar. Maverick escapes in reverse mount. Maverick rolls and Robertson is able to take the back. Maverick on her knees but manages to shake her off and get back on top.
Maverick stands over her and then decides to tell her to get back to the feet. Robertson immediately thinking about a takedown. Maverick drives her into the cage and brings her down.
Maverick takes her time and then stands up and backs away a bit, then lands some kicks to the legs. She moves back down for a moment and then back up as the final seconds of the round tick away.
Maverick put in a solid performance here, showing off the better striking while also mixing it up with Robertson on the mat too on her way to a unanimous decision victory (30-27 x2, 29-28).