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Light Heavyweight Division

Not Fighting

"Baby K"

Karl Roberson

Light Heavyweight Division

9-6-0 (W-L-D)

2

Wins by Knockout

4

Wins by Submission

5

First Round Finishes

Karl Roberson

athlete record

Event Results

Info

Learn more about Karl Roberson's UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Status
Not Fighting
Hometown
Neptune City, United States
Trains at
Team Roberson
Fighting style
Kickboxer
Age
31
Height
73.00
Weight
202.50
Octagon Debut
Jul. 25, 2017
Reach
74.00
Leg reach
41.00

Fighter Facts

  • Two wins by KO, four by submission (2 armbar, 2 RNC)
     
  • Five first round finishes
     
  • Has won three of his last seven
     
  • Pro since 2015
     
  • Fought Jerome LeBanner in pro kickboxing debut

UFC History
UFC Fight Night
(7/9/22) Roberson was stopped by Kennedy Nzechukwu via strikes at 2:19 of the third round 
UFC Fight Night (3/12/22) Roberson was stopped by Khalil Rountree Jr. via strikes at :25 of the second round 
UFC 261 (4/24/21) Roberson was submitted by Brendan Allen via ankle lock at 4:55 of the first round
UFC on ESPN (6/13/20) Roberson was submitted by Marvin Vettori via rear naked choke at 4:17 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/9/19) Roberson submitted Roman Kopylov via rear naked choke at 4:01 of the third round
UFC Fight Night (7/13/19) Roberson won a three round split decision over Wellington Turman
UFC Fight Night (1/19/19) Roberson was submitted by Glover Teixeira via arm triangle choke at 3:21 of the first round
UFC 230 (11/3/18) Roberson won a three-round unanimous decision over Jack Marshman
UFC 224 (5/12/18) Roberson was submitted by Cezar Ferreira via arm triangle at 4:45 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/11/17) Roberson submitted Darren Stewart via rear naked choke at 3:41 of the first round

Dana White's Contender Series
Week three (7/25/17) Roberson knocked out Ryan Spann at :15 of the first round

 

Q&A

Training: S&C, kickboxing, then jits and running 
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training kickboxing after high school and slowly made my transition to MMA. 
What ranks and titles have you held? Glory Kickboxing veteran
Do you have any heroes? My Daughter
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? A dream come true. It validates all my hard work and I know I belong.
Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? 8-0 amateur
Favorite grappling technique: Triangle 
Favorite Striking technique: Right hook