Come One, Come All; Gillian Robertson is Ready to Brawl


Come One, Come All; Gillian Robertson is Ready to Brawl


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Come One, Come All; Gillian Robertson is Ready to Brawl

Gillian 2Rising Florida MMA star Gillian “The Savage” Robertson has been tearing up the amateur scene in Florida for some time now. The always smiling, selfie taking young lady is quite the ferocious fighter. She is currently on a seven fight winning streak having just won the Combat Night 105lb title this past weekend over Lindsey VanZandt. With an 8-1 (amateur) record overall and more fights lined up on the horizon, Robertson is surely headed for big things. Let’s break it down a little and explore this phenomenal young fighter.

At 20-years-old not many MMA fighters have been able to accomplish what Gillian already has. Sure, there are other fighters out there already having great success at young ages, but it doesn’t happen all that often. When asked what it was that brought her to MMA her response was a bit different.

“I have no idea what truly drew me to the idea.” said Robertson. “When I was 16 I had it in my mind that I wanted to do kickboxing.”

She noted that her Dad had worked with a fighter who fought out of the famed American Top Team and he introduced her to the school. When she first started there she was only doing cardio kickboxing until soon transitioning to doing MMA classes and Jiu Jitsu. American Top Team Port Saint Lucie is where she calls her MMA home and while there she has been able to train alongside some of the top names in the sport.

Daniel Donaldson has served as a manager and coach for her, always being in her corner for her fights. UFC vet Din Thomas has been a mentor to her for most of her young career. She trains with other WMMA standouts such as Tecia Torres, Amanda Nunes, Nina Ansaroff, and Jessica Branco; among others. She accredits these women for helping to build her into the fighter she has become.Gillian 3

Now to break down the 8-1 record just a bit. As mentioned before she captured the Combat Night 105lb title, while 115lb is her usual weight class, this past weekend at Combat Night 52 in Jacksonville, FL. She also owns Rise of a Warrior and AFC MMA’s 115lb titles which she captured over Ashley Greenway and Kristi Vorce, respectively. Her only career loss came at Combat Night 23 in a submission loss to Kayla Hanak. Otherwise she has been successful against each fighter who has stood opposite of her in the cage. Robertson has continued to prove her talents by taking to the cage in numerous promotions such as: Combat Night, Rise of a Warrior, AFC MMA, Goddess of War, and most recently BOMAC as part of the first female fight in the Bahamas.

One might ask, well my goodness young lady are you going to take a break? The answer would be no. While there is no exact limit to how many more amateur fights she will fight before going pro, she has stated that going pro is on the agenda for the beginning of 2016. Before that though she has two if not three confirmed fights ahead of her. Set in stone is an enormous match up with fellow WMMA star Cheyanne Vlismas at Rise of a Warrior 16 on November 14th. There is another upcoming fight with Sprawl N’ Brawl in Virginia for late November as well as a potential fight for BOMAC 3 in December.

Don’t be fooled by the friendly smile and soft demeanor. Gillian Robertson is calling for any and all to come and brawl.

Picture Captions:
Picture #1: Fight poster for Rise of a Warrior 16
Picture #2: Gillian Robertson with coach Daniel Donaldson
Picture #3: Gillian Robertson with Combat Night owners Josh Samman and Mitchel Chamale
Photos used courtesy of Gillian Robertson.
Photos courtesy of Fight Sports Photos

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