Danny Roberts (fighter)

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Danny Roberts
Born (1987-07-14) July 14, 1987 (age 31)[1]
London, England U.K.
Other names Hot Chocolate
Nationality British
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Division Welterweight
Reach 74 in (188 cm)[1]
Style Boxing
Fighting out of London, England, U.K.
Team Team McHale[2]
Professional boxing record
Total 4
Wins 3
By knockout 1
Losses 1
Mixed martial arts record
Total 19
Wins 16
By knockout 7
By submission 5
By decision 4
Losses 3
By knockout 2
By submission 1
Other information
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Danny Roberts (born July 14, 1987) is an English mixed martial artist who competes in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.[3]

Background[edit]

Born in London and raised in hartcliffe area of Bristol,England, Roberts began boxing as a teenager, having compilled a 3-1 pro record, and switched to mixed martial arts in 2010.[3]

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

After two fights as an amateur, he made his professional debut in December 2010. He competed for several regional promotions across Great Britain, including a stint in Cage Warriors. He was able to compile a record of 11 - 1 before signing with the UFC on the heels of a first round finish of Jim Wallhead in September 2015.[4]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Roberts was expected to make his promotional debut against Michael Graves on 10 December 2015 at UFC Fight Night 80.[5] However, Graves was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Nathan Coy.[6] Roberts won the fight via technical submission in the first round.[7]

Roberts next faced Dominique Steele on 23 April 2016 at UFC 197.[8] He won the back-and-forth fight via unanimous decision.[9] Both participants were awarded a Fight of the Night bonus.[10]

Roberts faced Mike Perry on 8 October 2016 at UFC 204.[11] He lost the back and forth fight via knockout in the third round.[12]

Roberts faced Bobby Nash on 16 July 2017 at UFC Fight Night 113.[13] He won the fight via knockout in the second round.[14]

Roberts was expected to face Sheldon Westcott on 16 December 2017 at UFC on Fox 26.[15] However, Westcott was removed from the card for undisclosed reasons in early December and was replaced by Nordine Taleb.[16] Roberts lost the fight via knockout in the first round.[17]

Roberts faced Oliver Enkamp on 17 March 2018 at UFC Fight Night 127.[18] He won the fight via knockout in the first round.[19]

Roberts was expected to face Alan Jouban on 22 July 2018 at UFC Fight Night 134.[20] However, on July 12, Jouban was pulled out from the fight, citing a neck injury.[21] Jouban was replaced Davida Zawadę.[22] He won the fight via split decision.[23] This win earned him the Fight of the Night award.[24]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 16–3 David Zawada Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs. Smith July 22, 2018 3 5:00 Hamburg, Germany Fight of the Night.
Win 15–3 Oliver Enkamp KO (punch) UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Volkov March 17, 2018 1 2:12 London, England
Loss 14–3 Nordine Taleb KO (head kick and punch) UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. dos Anjos December 16, 2017 1 0:59 Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Win 14–2 Bobby Nash KO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio July 16, 2017 2 3:59 Glasgow, Scotland
Loss 13–2 Mike Perry KO (knee and punches) UFC 204 October 8, 2016 3 4:40 Manchester, England
Win 13–1 Dominique Steele Decision (unanimous) UFC 197 April 23, 2016 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Fight of the Night.
Win 12–1 Nathan Coy Technical Submission (triangle choke) UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant December 10, 2015 1 2:46 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 11–1 Jim Wallhead KO (punches) CWFC 68 May 3, 2014 1 4:49 Liverpool, England
Win 10–1 Juan Manuel Suarez Decision (unanimous) CWFC 64 February 15, 2014 3 5:00 Kentish Town, England
Win 9–1 Henry Fadipe Submission (rear-naked choke) CWFC 57 July 20, 2013 3 3:34 Liverpool, England Catchweight (180 lbs) bout.
Win 8–1 Diego Gonzalez TKO (knee and punches) CWFC 54 May 4, 2013 2 3:02 Cardiff, Wales
Win 7–1 Jack Mason Submission (armbar) Cage Warriors: 48 July 21, 2012 2 2:46 Kentish Town, England
Loss 6–1 Pavel Doroftei Submission (heel hook) UCC 10 December 16, 2011 1 1:21 Manchester, England
Win 6–0 Shaun Lomas Decision (unanimous) UCC 10 December 16, 2011 2 5:00 Manchester, England
Win 5–0 Shaun Lomas Submission (rear-naked choke) Cage Conflict 11 October 29, 2011 3 5:00 Liverpool, England
Win 4–0 Aurelijus Kerpe Submission (D'Arce Choke) Raw 1 September 11, 2011 2 2:43 Liverpool, England
Win 3–0 David Howell TKO (knees) CWFC 43 July 9, 2011 2 2:26 Kentish Town, England
Win 2–0 Matt Ross Francombe KO (knee and punches) OMMAC 9 March 5, 2011 2 1:27 Liverpool, England
Win 1–0 Darius Kuncevicius TKO (knees) OMMAC 8 December 4, 2010 1 0:47 Liverpool, England

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Danny Roberts". tapology.com. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  2. ^ "Sherdog Profile". sherdog.com. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Danny Roberts - Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved August 26, 2016.
  4. ^ Zane Simon (13 September 2015). "Welcome to the UFC, Danny Roberts". bloodyelbow.com. Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  5. ^ Staff (2015-09-17). "UFC Fight Night 80 gets slew of new bouts, including Howard-Means, Graves-Roberts". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-09-17.
  6. ^ Staff (2015-11-30). "Nathan Coy in against Danny Roberts at UFC Fight Night 80". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-11-30.
  7. ^ Mike Bohn (2015-12-10). "UFC Fight Night 80 results: Danny Roberts catches Nathan Coy with triangle choke". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  8. ^ Staff (2015-02-18). "Danny Roberts vs. Dominique Steele added to quickly filling UFC 197 lineup". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-02-18.
  9. ^ Brent Brookhouse (2016-04-23). "UFC 197 results: Danny Roberts edges Dominique Steele on scorecards". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  10. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2016-04-23). "UFC 197 bonuses: Johnson, Rodriguez, Roberts, Steele pocket $50K awards". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  11. ^ Joe Rimmer (2016-08-26). "Danny Roberts to fight at UFC 204 in Manchester against unbeaten Mike Perry". liverpoolecho.co.uk. Retrieved 2016-08-26.
  12. ^ Dave Doyle (2016-10-08). "UFC 204 results: Mike Perry scores brutal TKO win over Danny Roberts". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2016-10-08.
  13. ^ Tristen Critchfield (2017-05-04). "Danny Roberts vs. Bobby Nash Set for UFC Fight Night 113 in Scotland". sherdog.com. Retrieved 2016-05-04.
  14. ^ "UFC Fight Night 113 results: Danny Roberts KOs Bobby Nash with big left hand". MMAjunkie. 2017-07-16. Retrieved 2017-07-17.
  15. ^ Staff (2017-11-07). "Roberts vs. Westcott, Blachowicz vs. Cannonier added to UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2017-11-07.
  16. ^ Peter Carroll (2017-12-04). "Several changes announced for UFC on FOX 26". mmafighting.com. Retrieved 2017-12-04.
  17. ^ "UFC on FOX 26 results: Nordine Taleb high kick sets up 59-second finish of Danny Roberts". MMAjunkie. 2017-12-16. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  18. ^ "Liverpudlian Danny Roberts Draws Oliver Enkamp at UFC London". MMA Today. 2018-01-24. Retrieved 2018-01-25.
  19. ^ John Morgan (2018-03-17). "UFC Fight Night 127 results: Danny Roberts crushes Oliver Enkamp with thunderous left hand". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2018-03-17.
  20. ^ Keith Shillan (2018-05-24). "Alan Jouban vs Danny Roberts in the works for UFC Hamburg". mmatakover.com. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
  21. ^ Sherdog.com. "Neck injury forces Alan Jouban out of UFC Hamburg fight against Danny Roberts". Sherdog. Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  22. ^ Malinowsky, Michał (2018-07-15). "David Zawada vs. Danny Roberts na UFC Hamburg! | InTheCage.pl". InTheCage.pl (in Polish). Retrieved 2018-07-15.
  23. ^ "UFC Fight Night 134 results: Danny Roberts outworks David Zawada in back-and-forth fun fight". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-22. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  24. ^ "UFC Fight Night 134 bonuses: Anthony Smith messes up 'Shogun' for $50,000". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-22. Retrieved 2018-07-22.
  25. ^ "UFC Fight Night 134 bonuses: Anthony Smith messes up 'Shogun' for $50,000". MMAjunkie. 2018-07-22. Retrieved 2018-07-22.

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