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Danny Roberts

Welterweight Division

18-6-0 (W-L-D)

8

Wins by Knockout

5

Wins by Submission

5

First Round Finishes

Danny Roberts

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Danny Roberts' UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Active
Hometown
London, United Kingdom
Trains at
Blackzilians - Boca Raton, FL
Fighting style
Striker
Age
35
Height
73.00
Weight
170.50
Octagon Debut
Dec. 10, 2015
Reach
74.00
Leg reach
42.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2010
     
  • Has won 12 of his last 17
     
  • Last pre-UFC win was first-round KO of Jim Wallhead on May 3, 2014
     
  • Eight wins by KO, five by submission (2 RNC, triangle, armbar, brabo choke)
     
  • Had 2-0 amateur MMA record
     
  • Five first round finishes
     
  • Four KO wins started by knees

UFC History
UFC 274
(5/7/22) Roberts lost a three round unanimous decision to Francisco Trinaldo 
UFC Fight Night (10/16/21) Roberts won a three round split decision over Ramazan Emeev
UFC Fight Night (11/9/19) Roberts knocked out Zelim Imadaev at 4:54 of the second round
UFC Fight Night (5/18/19) Roberts was knocked out by Michel Pereira at 1:47 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (3/16/19) Roberts was submitted by Claudio Silva via armbar at 3:37 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (7/22/18) Roberts won a three round split decision over David Zawada
UFC Fight Night (3/17/18) Roberts knocked out Oliver Enkamp at 2:12 of the first round
UFC on FOX (12/16/17) Roberts was knocked out by Nordine Taleb at :59 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (7/16/17) Roberts knocked out Bobby Nash at 3:59 of the second round
UFC 204 (10/8/16) Roberts was knocked out by Mike Perry at 4:40 of the third round
UFC 197 (4/23/16) Roberts won a three round unanimous decision over Dominique Steele
UFC Fight Night (12/10/15) Roberts submitted Nathan Coy via triangle choke at 2:46 of the first round

Q&A

TRAINING: We have a wide, varied training day, but normally, I would wake up, get my morning run in, and then I would make my way to the gym, where we would start with our wrestling drills and game planning and continue with the morning’s practice. Whether we're on a grappling day, sparring or doing technical work drills, we will run a complete routine from start to finish with awareness of all aspects. I rest for the afternoon and return for some tech work. I do pads or mix it up with my strength and conditioning coach three to four times a week. There really is no stone left unturned in fight camp. 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started at the age of 23, when I made the transition from boxing to MMA. It was all new to me and it really pulled me in. 
Do you have any heroes? Heroes.....that’s an interesting one and I have been asked this before. I grew up on a council estate and didn't have much. Things were real hard. I grew up with my brother and sister with our single mum and knew that from an early age I had to be the one to produce my future, my dreams, and my chosen path. I came from a place where I wasn't supposed to be here today. Ultimately, I'm my own hero and wish to be a hero for others...people who started the same as me, given very little but a way to get caught up in the system. Learning from all the hardships, being patient and growing up, I realized quick I would be my own hero and the savior of my destiny. I now have a baby boy and I can change things and be his hero based upon life lessons, values and modeled around the person who I wished for growing up.
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? For me to fight in the UFC, words can't describe. It's been a long time coming, endless nights dreaming, endless days working and dreaming. It's the pinnacle to a man's sport, like the premiership of combat sports. So yeah, it’s a big personal achievement in life, but somewhere I believe I should be, fighting the best in the world and proving I'm not to be taken lightly. 
What was your job before you started fighting? I was a carpenter by trade, but left that to take a walk toward my true dreams and become one of the world's best MMA stars. 
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Boxed amateur - compiled a 32-7 record, turned pro and had five pro fights. 
Favorite grappling technique: Scrambles 
Favorite Striking technique:
Anything that involves breaking someone's face, ha ha. I love straight shots.