UFC 258 Betting Prediction: Gillian Robertson vs. Miranda Maverick

Opening for UFC 258 is a women’s flyweight showdown between two fighters looking to impress. For this first fight of the night, you can catch the battle between Gillian Robertson and Miranda Maverick.

Date: Sat, Feb 13, 5:30 PM

Venue: UFC Apex

Watch on: UFC Fight Pass

The Fighters

Gillian Robertson (9-5-0)

Robertson is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Taila Santos back in December of 2020. That loss snapped her previous two fight winning streak.

Her fighting resume shows that she has one win by knockout, six by submission, and two by decision. She also has two of her submission victories resulting in first round finishes.

“The Savage” has a striking accuracy at 51 percent and a grappling accuracy at 46 percent. She lands 2.05 significant strikes a minute while absorbing 2.10. This is a solid ratio, as is it fairly close to a one to one with strikes absorbed and delivered.

Robertson has a significant strike defense at 51 percent and nothing yet for a takedown defense. She also averages 2.64 takedowns and 0.90 submissions every 15 minutes.

Miranda Maverick (10-2-0)

Maverick is currently on a six fight winning streak heading into this matchup. Her last fight was a first round TKO victory against Liana Jojua back in October of 2020.

Her fighting resume shows that she has one win by knockout, five by submission, and two by decision. She also has six first round finishes with a combination of knockouts and submissions.

“Fear The” only has one UFC bout on her resume with her last battle being the debut. In that fight, she out struck her opponent in significant strikes 49 to 30 and had a striking accuracy at 51 percent.

The fight eventually ended in her favor with a first round TKO finish. Maverick is also a former Invicta FC: Phoenix Series 2 champion and one of the younger fighters out there that have completed this feat.

Odds For This Event

The market has this fight coming in fairly close. For the moneyline, BookMaker has the odds currently placed at:

Robertson: +112

Maverick: -142

*odds are subject to changes

Free Betting Pick

This matchup is going to be a good one for the opener. Both fighters stack up really well on paper from the getgo.

Maverick does not have a lot of UFC experience just yet since she only just began her time here. Robertson has put together a handful of quality wins.

They both enjoy the ground game, so you can expect a few takedown attempts from both sides. This battle might come down to who is the better striker.

Overall, Maverick appears to have a slight edge here when it comes to striking and her ability to finish the fight in a submission victory. Both of them only have one knockout victory each, so this fight has the potential to end by submission or go the distance.

Spooky Express Free Pick: Maverick wins via decision, at -142

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