Miranda Maverick is on a six-fight win streak. If that doesn’t speak to the danger she possesses, then look no further. The danger is obvious and imminent and she has her sights set on a new target. Earlier this month, news confirmed that Maverick (8-2) would meet the Canadian-born, Gillian Robertson at UFC 258: Usman vs. Burns.
The 23-year old American is looking to make a statement performance in a busy division. A pivotal women’s flyweight player, Maverick has a big opportunity in front of her. Since Robertson (9-5) is always tricky on the ground, Maverick may need this to turn into a striking battle. The threat of Robertson’s grappling can sometimes be understated. For example, her willingness to engage and ultimately dominate Pearl Gonzalez at Submission Underground 20 highlighted the tenacity and quickness of her submission game.
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Miranda Maverick checks up about her training camp and more
When speaking about what training has been like, Maverick mentioned to staff at MyMMANews.com that it’s been a difficult road to the title so far, saying,
“I fought high-level girls within Invicta and had a hard road to the title, which COVID prevented from me gaining due to travel restrictions for the titleholder at the time.”
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Since Maverick already had a lot of experience in the Invicta FC cage, she enters this bout in a great position. Also, the American-born Maverick reiterated her loyalty to her former fighting organization, in saying,
“However, I think the platform gave me opportunities that have prepared me for the competition I face in the UFC.”
Undoubtedly, the grooming and experience gained at Invicta FC will only serve her beneficially against Robertson. Since the styles differ so much, yet both seem to have a knack for striking, the bout will definitely be an enthralling one. Given the weapons both athletes possess, the fight may boil down to prioritizing position, especially while scrambling for submissions. Given the grappling pedigree of Robertson, it seems clear that Maverick’s most viable path to victory involves striking variation and momentum. Maverick’s six-fight win streak speaks for itself. In contrast, Robertson actually lost her last bout to Talia Santos.
Will the UFC and grappling pedigree of Robertson send Maverick packing? Or can the debutante overwhelm the battle-worn UFC veteran? Don’t miss the fight at UFC 258 on pay-per-view on Feb.13.
Freelance Writer – Sports MMA