Buddy Roberts (fighter)
October 17, 1982
Fort Worth, Texas
|Height||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13.2 st)|
|Reach||76 in (193 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Albuquerque, New Mexico|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Roberts was born in Fort Worth, Texas and lived in Mansfield, Texas where played many sports, including football, soccer, and basketball, as well as horseback riding on his family's ranch. After playing basketball for one year in high school, he focused on football and continued his career at Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas. He played for four years and then turned his career focus to fighting upon graduating college. 
Mixed martial arts career
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Roberts was set to make his UFC debut on February 15, 2012 at UFC on Fuel TV 1 against Sean Loeffler. However, just minutes before the fight was set to take place, Loeffler injured his ankle while warming up and was forced out of the fight.
Roberts made his UFC debut on June 8, 2012 at UFC on FX 3 against fellow newcomer Caio Magalhaes. Roberts outstruck Magalhaes throughout the fight and won by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28).
Roberts was expected to face Chris Camozzi on August 11, 2012 at UFC 150. However, Camozzi was injured and forced off the card. Roberts instead faced Yushin Okami, replacing Rousimar Palhares who was also injured and forced off the card. During the second round Roberts was defeated via TKO.
Roberts was expected to face Michael Kuiper on January 26, 2013 at UFC on Fox 6. However, Roberts was forced out of the bout with an illness and was replaced by promotional newcomer Josh Janousek.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|15 matches||12 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||12–3||Yushin Okami||TKO (punches)||UFC 150||August 11, 2012||2||3:05||Denver, Colorado, United States||Middleweight bout|
|Win||12–2||Caio Magalhaes||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on FX: Johnson vs. McCall||June 8, 2012||3||5:00||Sunrise, Florida, United States|
|Win||11–2||Tony Lopez||Decision (unanimous)||Jackson's MMA Series 5||July 9, 2011||3||5:00||Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States||Light Heavyweight bout|
|Win||10–2||Robert Turner||Decision (unanimous)||AOF 11: Fusion||February 19, 2011||5||5:00||Tampa, Florida, United States||Won WFO Light Heavyweight Title|
|Win||9–2||B.J. Lacy||Submission (rear naked choke)||Rural Rumble 3||August 28, 2010||1||2:43||Fallon, Nevada, United States|
|Win||8–2||Rick Randolph||Submission (rear naked choke)||Reno Xtreme Fights 4||May 22, 2010||2||0:52||Reno, Nevada, United States|
|Win||7–2||Alijah Reni||TKO (punches)||Let's Get it On||December 11, 2009||1||4:55||Reno, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||6–2||John Devine||TKO (punches)||CCFC: Rush||July 18, 2009||3||3:13||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Win||6–1||Rafael del Real||Submission (rear naked choke)||CCFC: Rumble in the Park||August 23, 2008||1||0:27||Fresno, California, United States|
|Win||5–1||Rick Cheek||Submission (rear naked choke)||CCFC: Mayhem||May 17, 2008||1||0:52||Santa Rosa, California, United States|
|Win||4–1||Dennis Bacon||Submission (rear naked choke)||IFO: Fireworks in the Cage IV||December 28, 2007||1||1:06||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||3–1||Luke Pyle||TKO||KSP: Shamrock Smackdown||September 22, 2007||2||0:34||Coachella, California, United States|
|Loss||2–1||Josh Hall||Submission||Galaxy Productions||August 24, 2007||1||2:44||California, United States|
|Win||2–0||Mike Martin||TKO||KSP: Ken Shamrock Productions||April 21, 2007||1||0:20||Redding, California, United States|
|Win||1–0||Andrew Montero||TKO (punches)||KSP: Fight at the Falls||March 3, 2007||2||N/A||Oroville, California, United States|
- "UFC on FUEL TV 1 results: Loeffler vs. Roberts scratched due to injury, fighters paid". mmajunkie.com. February 15, 2012. Retrieved February 15.
- "Buddy Roberts vs. Caio Magalhaes targeted for UFC on FX 3". mmajunkie.com. March 20, 2012. Retrieved March 20, 2012.
- Martin, Damon (July 8, 2012). "Chris Camozzi vs. Buddy Roberts On Tap for UFC 150 in Denver". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved July 8, 2012.
- Martin, Damon (July 25, 2012). "Rousimar Palhares Out; Buddy Roberts In Against Yushin Okami at UFC 150". MMAWeekly.com. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
- "Kuiper-Magalhaes off UFC on FX 7, Kuiper-Roberts joins UFC on FOX 6". MMAjunkie.com. December 27, 2012.
- Staff (2013-01-15). "Josh Janousek replaces Buddy Roberts, meets Michael Kuiper at UFC on FOX 6". MMAjunkie.com. Retrieved 2013-01-15.