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Two fights announced for UFC’s return to Saskatoon

Marc-Andre Barriault is looking for his first win under the bright lights of the UFC in June.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC is starting to build its second card in Saskatoon, a Fight Night show slated for June 20 in Canada, with a pair of preliminary bouts featuring Gillian Robertson vs. Taila Santos and Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Oskar Piechota, the local outlet Star Phoenix reported.

Canadians Robertson (7-4) and Barriault (11-4) are looking to get back on track in the UFC. The flyweight had her two-fight winning streak snapped by Maycee Barber in October, while Barriault is in desperate need of a win after going winless in his first three Octagon appearances.

Robertson will trade hands with Brazilian flyweight Taila Santos (15-1), who inked a deal with the promotion after a Contender Series win over Estefani Almeida in 2018 but lost a split decision to Mara Romero Borella in February 2019. A wrist injury prevented her for facing Ariane Carnelossi at UFC Uruguay last August.

Like Barriault, Oskar Piechota (11-3-1) is on a three-fight UFC skid with stoppage defeats to Gerald Meerschaert, Rodolfo Vieira and Punahele Soriano. The former Cage Warriors middleweight champion was victorious in his first 11 professional bouts, including a 2-0 start in the UFC over Jonathan Wilson and Tim Williams.

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