Roger Narvaez

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Roger Narvaez
Born (1983-09-09) September 9, 1983 (age 35)
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Other namesSilverback
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Reach79.0 in (201 cm)[1]
StyleBoxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
Fighting out ofCorpus Christi, Texas, United States
TeamFull Contact Fight Academy
Paragon BJJ
Years active2011-present
Mixed martial arts record
By knockout4
By submission2
By decision2
By knockout2
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Roger Narvaez (born September 9, 1983) is an American mixed martial artist who competes in the Middleweight division.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Narvaez began training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu in 2007 as a way to lose weight and to help keep in shape for his job as a firefighter. He began training in mixed martial arts in 2009, making his professional debut in 2011. Narvaez competed primarily in regional promotions across his native state of Texas where he compiled a record of 6 - 0 before signing with the UFC in the spring of 2014.[2]

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

Narvaez made his promotional debut as a short notice replacement in a light heavyweight bout against Patrick Cummins on June 7, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 42, replacing an injured Francimar Barroso.[3] Cummins won the fight via second round TKO.[4]

Narvaez faced Luke Barnatt on November 22, 2014 at UFC Fight Night 57.[5] After a very even first two rounds, Narvaez had a huge third round, wobbling Barnatt with a head kick and then dropping him with a right hook. On the ground, Barnatt was able to survive several submission attempts. Narvaez won the bout via split decision.[6]

Narvaez faced Elias Theodorou on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185.[7] After a first round in which Narvaez seemed to control, Narvaez suffered a broken arm in the second round after an attempt to block a kick from Theodorou, and was stopped with a flurry of punches shortly thereafter.[8] In turn, Narvaez was released from the promotion.[9]

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Win 8–2 Juan Torres TKO (punches) Fury FC 14 November 19, 2016 1 3:56 San Antonio, Texas, United States
Loss 7–2 Elias Theodorou TKO (punches) UFC 185 March 14, 2015 2 4:07 Dallas, Texas, United States
Win 7–1 Luke Barnatt Decision (split) UFC Fight Night: Edgar vs. Swanson November 22, 2014 3 5:00 Austin, Texas, United States
Loss 6–1 Patrick Cummins TKO (punches) UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov June 7, 2014 2 2:28 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States Light Heavyweight bout.
Win 6–0 Hayward Charles Decision (split) Legacy Fighting Championship 23 September 13, 2013 3 5:00 San Antonio, Texas, United States
Win 5–0 Matt Jones TKO (punches) XCP - Rocks Extreme March 23, 2013 1 2:45 Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Win 4–0 Aaron Glynn Submission (rear-naked choke) XCP - Blood & Glory August 25, 2012 1 2:59 Robstown, Texas, United States
Win 3–0 Larry Hopkins Submission (armbar) UFP - Tournament of Warriors June 30, 2012 1 2:39 Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Win 2–0 Andrew Garza TKO (punches) STFC 19 March 2, 2012 2 2:56 McAllen, Texas, United States
Win 1–0 Julio Villareal TKO (punches) STFC 17 October 15, 2011 1 1:39 Padre Island, Texas, United States

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Fight Card - UFC 185 Pettis vs. Dos Anjos". Retrieved March 14, 2015.
  2. ^ Zane Simon (2014-05-21). "Welcome to the UFC Narvaez, dos Santos, Arreola, & Puig". Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  3. ^ Staff (2014-05-22). "Roger Narvaez replaces Barroso, meets Cummins at UFC Fight Night 42". Retrieved 2014-05-22.
  4. ^ Steven Marrocco (2014-06-07). "UFC Fight Night 42 results, photos: Patrick Cummins TKOs Roger Narvaez". Retrieved 2014-06-07.
  5. ^ Staff (2014-09-03). "Luke Barnatt vs. Roger Narvaez slated for UFC Fight Night 57 in Austin". Retrieved 2014-09-03.
  6. ^ Ben Fowlkes (2014-11-22). "UFC Fight Night 57 results: Big third helps Roger Narvaez to split win over Luke Barnatt". Retrieved 2014-11-22.
  7. ^ Staff (2015-01-13). "Roger Narvaez vs. Elias Theodorou added to UFC 185 in Dallas". Retrieved 2015-01-13.
  8. ^ Steven Marrocco (2015-03-14). "UFC 185 results, photos: Elias Theodorou breaks Roger Narvaez's arm, gets TKO". Retrieved 2015-03-14.
  9. ^ Matt Boone (19 October 2015). "17 Additional Fighters Released From UFC". Retrieved 19 October 2015.

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