Danny Roberts (fighter)
|Born||July 14, 1987|
Bristol, England U.K.
|Other names||Hot Chocolate|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Reach||74 in (188 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Liverpool, England, U.K.|
|Professional boxing record|
|Mixed martial arts record|
|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. A professional since 2010, he has also competed for Cage Warriors.
Born in London and raised in hartcliffe area of Bristol,England, Roberts began boxing as a teenager, having compiled a 3-1 pro record, and switched to mixed martial arts in 2010.
Mixed martial arts career
After going 1-1 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.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Roberts was expected to make his promotional debut against Michael Graves on 10 December 2015 at UFC Fight Night 80. However, Graves was forced out of the bout with an injury and replaced by Nathan Coy. Roberts won the fight via technical submission in the first round.
Roberts was expected to face Sheldon Westcott on 16 December 2017 at UFC on Fox 26. However, Westcott was removed from the card for undisclosed reasons in early December and was replaced by Nordine Taleb. Roberts lost the fight via knockout in the first round.
Roberts was expected to face Alan Jouban on 22 July 2018 at UFC Fight Night 134. However, on July 12, Jouban was pulled out from the fight, citing a neck injury. Jouban was replaced Davida Zawadę. He won the fight via split decision. This win earned him the Fight of the Night award.
Championships and accomplishments
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|21 matches||16 wins||5 losses|
|Loss||16–5||Michel Pereira||KO (flying knee and punch)||UFC Fight Night: dos Anjos vs. Lee||May 18, 2019||1||1:47||Rochester, New York, United States|
|Loss||16–4||Cláudio Silva||Submission (armbar)||UFC Fight Night: Till vs. Masvidal||March 16, 2019||3||3:37||London, England|
|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||1||3:32||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|
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- "Sherdog Profile". sherdog.com. Retrieved 18 September 2018.
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- "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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- "UFC London results: Claudio Silva battered on feet but takes verbal submission from Danny Roberts". MMA Junkie. 2019-03-16. Retrieved 2019-03-17.
- Marcel Dorff (2019-04-10). "Danny Roberts meets UFC debutant Michel Pereira during Rochester event" (in Dutch). mmadna.nl. Retrieved 2019-04-11.
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