|Born||November 16, 1984|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)|
|Reach||75 in (191 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Copenhagen, Denmark|
Green belt in Ashihara Karate |
Brown belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Nicolas Dalby (born November 16, 1984) is a Danish mixed martial artist who is currently competing in the welterweight division of Cage Warriors where is the former Welterweight Champion. A professional MMA competitor since 2008, he has also competed for Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Mixed martial arts
Background and early career
Nicolas Dalby started learning karate as a teen to defend himself against bullies. He moved from Sønderborg to Copenhagen to be around his friends. After 5 years of training karate, he started training in Rumble Sports, one of the biggest MMA gyms in Copenhagen. He had a total of 5 amateur fights, losing the first one by decision and winning the rest of them. Dalby was quickly recognized for his powerful striking and knockout power. He became one of the most feared strikers in Europe after lots of brutal knockouts.
Cage Warriors Fighting Championship
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Dalby was expected to face Bartosz Fabinski on 10 April 2016 at UFC Fight Night 86. However, on March 2, Fabiński was removed from the card due to undisclosed reasons and replaced by Zak Cummings. Dalby lost the fight via unanimous decision.
Championships and accomplishments
Mixed martial arts
- Ultimate Fighting Championship
- Cage Warriors Fighting Championship
- CWFC Welterweight Championship (One time)
- One successful title defense
- European MMA
- EMMA Welterweight Championship (One time)
- Fighter Gala
- FG Welterweight Championship (One time)
- One successful title defense
- Nordic MMA Awards - MMAviking.com
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|19 matches||15 wins||3 losses|
|Win||15–3–1||Roberto Allegretti||Technical Submission (rear-naked choke)||Cage Warriors 96||1 September 2018||2||0:50||Liverpool, England|
|Loss||14–3–1||Carlo Pedersoli Jr||Decision (split)||Cage Warriors 93||28 April 2018||3||5:00||Gothenburg, Sweden|
|Loss||14–2–1||Peter Sobotta||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Arlovski vs. Barnett||3 September 2016||3||5:00||Hamburg, Germany|
|Loss||14–1–1||Zak Cummings||Decision (unanimous)||UFC Fight Night: Rothwell vs. dos Santos||10 April 2016||3||5:00||Zagreb, Croatia|
|Draw||14–0–1||Darren Till||Draw (majority)||UFC Fight Night: Holohan vs. Smolka||24 October 2015||3||5:00||Dublin, Ireland||Fight of the Night.|
|Win||14–0||Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos||Decision (split)||UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Alves||30 May 2015||3||5:00||Goiânia, Brazil|
|Win||13–0||Mohsen Bahari||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 74||15 November 2014||5||5:00||London, England||Defended the CWFC Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||12–0||Sergei Churilov||TKO (head kick and punches)||Cage Warriors Fighting Championship 66||22 March 2014||4||2:19||Ballerup, Denmark||Won the CWFC Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||11–0||Morten Djursaa||TKO (punches)||European MMA 6: The Real Deal||26 September 2013||1||0:27||Brøndby, Denmark||Won the EMMA Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||10–0||Ivica Truscek||Decision (unanimous)||World Kickboxing Network: Valhalla - Battle of the Vikings||9 March 2013||3||5:00||Aarhus, Denmark|
|Win||9–0||Ivica Truscek||Decision (unanimous)||Royal Arena 2||31 August 2012||3||5:00||Brøndby, Denmark|
|Win||8–0||Cristian Brinzan||Submission (arm-triangle choke)||Fighter Gala 25||12 May 2012||2||4:45||Frederiksberg, Denmark||Defended the Fight Gala Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||7–0||Acoidan Duque||Decision (unanimous)||Royal Arena||10 March 2012||3||5:00||Brøndby, Denmark|
|Win||6–0||Glenn Sparv||Decision (unanimous)||Cage Fight Live 2||19 November 2011||3||5:00||Herning, Denmark|
|Win||5–0||Mindaugas Baranauskas||KO (punch)||Fighter Gala 23: Cage Fight||1 October 2011||1||1:22||Copenhagen, Denmark||Won the Fight Gala Welterweight Championship.|
|Win||4–0||Raymond Jarman||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Fighter Gala 17: House of Pain||13 November 2010||2||1:08||Odense, Denmark|
|Win||3–0||Raimondas Sinica||KO (punches)||Fighter Gala 16: Bad Boys||2 October 2010||1||0:06||Helsingør, Denmark|
|Win||2–0||Jaroslav Poborsky||Decision (unanimous)||Fighter Gala 13: Raw||17 April 2010||3||5:00||Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Win||1–0||Laurens-Jan Thijssen||Submission (rear-naked choke)||Fighter Gala: Fight Night 5||6 March 2010||3||2:35||Sønderborg, Denmark|
Amateur mixed martial arts record (Incomplete)
|Win||1–0||Martin Johansen||TKO (punches)||Adrenaline 3: Evolution||6 September 2008||2||N/A||Hvidovre, Denmark|
- "Fight Card - UFC Fight Night Condit vs. Alves". UFC.com. Retrieved May 30, 2015.
- "Nicolas Dalby - Official UFC Fighter Profile". UFC.com. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
- Scott Harris. "The Beaten Path: Nicolas Dalby, UFC's 2nd Danish Fighter, Embraces Inner Nerd". Bleacher Report.
- "Nicolas Dalby Hoping to Continue Rise at Cage Warriors 66". fightnetwork.com.
- "Nicolas Dalby explains why he was forced out of karate dojo". MMA Plus.
- "Cage Warriors 74 results: Nicolas Dalby, Pannie Kianzad claim title victories". MMAjunkie.
- "Cage Warriors 66 results: Nicolas Dalby stops Churilov with head kick to win title". MMAjunkie.
- Staff (2015-04-02). "Nicolas Dalby vs. Elizeu Zaleski slated for UFC Fight Night 67 in Brazil". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
- Ben Fowlkes (2015-05-30). "UFC Fight Night 67 results: Nicolas Dalby ekes out split decision vs. Elizeu Zaleski". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-05-30.
- Ben Kiely (13 August 2015). "Another fight has been added to UFC Dublin and it's a real doozy". sportsjoe.ie. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- "UFC Fight Night 78 results: Nicolas Dalby rallies to earn draw with Darren Till". mmajunkie.com. 2015-10-24.
- "UFC Fight Night 76 bonuses and awards: Darren Till, Nicolas Dalby and more take home $50,000 in Dublin". mmamania.com. 2015-10-24.
- Staff (2015-01-28). "Gonzaga-Magomedov, Blachowicz-Pokrajac, other bouts join UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-01-28.
- Staff (2016-03-02). "Zak Cummings replaces Bartosz Fabinski at UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-03-02.
- Steven Marrocco (2016-04-10). "UFC Fight Night 86 results: Zak Cummings hands Nicolas Dalby first loss with sweep". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
- Staff (2016-06-07). "Peter Sobotta vs. Nicolas Dalby booked for UFC Fight Night in Germany". themmareport.com. Retrieved 2016-06-07.
- Ben Fowlkes (2016-09-03). "UFC Fight Night 93 results: Germany's Peter Sobotta dominates Nicolas Dalby for 30-26 sweep". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2016-09-03.
- "UFC Fight Night Dublin bonuses: Till, Dalby, Seery, Breese pocket $50K awards". sherdog.com. 2015-10-24.
- "2014 KO of the Year : Nicolas Dalby at Cage Warriors 66 | Nordic MMA Everyday at MMA Viking". Mmaviking.com. 2014-12-20. Retrieved 2016-04-10.
- "2015 Nordic Comeback of the Year : Nicolas Dalby | Nordic MMA Everyday at MMA Viking". Mmaviking.com. Retrieved 2016-04-10.