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Lightweight Division


"The Predator"

Roosevelt Roberts

Lightweight Division

12-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


Wins by Submission


First Round Finishes

Roosevelt Roberts

athlete record


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

Place of Birth
Hollywood, United States
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Nov. 30, 2018
Leg reach
  • Team Chandler on TUF 31

  • Pro since 2016

  • Four wins by KO, five by submission (3 guillotine, 2 RNC)

  • Six first round finishes

  • Has won two of his last four

  • Origin of nickname: “It’s from the movie.”

UFC 295 (11/11/23) Roberts was submitted by Mateusz Rębecki via armbar at 3:08 of the first round 

UFC on ESPN (8/21/21) Roberts was knocked out by Ignacio Bahamondes at 4:55 of the third round

UFC Fight Night (9/12/20) Roberts’ loss to Kevin Croom was overturned to a no contest after Croom failed a post-fight drug test

UFC on ESPN (6/20/20) Roberts was submitted by Jim Miller via armbar at 2:25 of the first round

UFC on ESPN (5/30/20) Roberts submitted Brok Weaver via rear naked choke at 3:26 of the second round

UFC Fight Night (11/9/19) Roberts won a three round unanimous decision over Alexander Yakovlev

UFC on ESPN (6/29/19) Roberts lost a three round unanimous decision to Vinc Pichel

UFC Fight Night (4/27/19) Roberts won a three round unanimous decision over Thomas Gifford

TUF 28 Finale (11/30/18) Roberts submitted Darrell Horcher via guillotine choke at 4:50 of the first round


The Ultimate Fighter, Season 31

Semifinals – Roberts lost a three round split decision to Austin Hubbard

Quarterfinals – Roberts stopped Nate Jennerman via strikes at :09 of the first round

Dana White's Contender Series, Season 2 

Week 7 (7/31/18) Roberts submitted Garrett Gross via rear naked choke at 2:13 of the second round

When and why did you start training for fighting? I have been fighting all my life.  Life is a fight. I turned pro a few years back.

What titles have you held? Two amateur titles and one professional for CXF

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means everything to me. 

What was your job before you started fighting? I helped as a Pop Warner football coach 

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? I only lost one fight in the amateurs and was ranked among the best in my section.

Ranks in any martial arts styles: Brown belt in BJJ