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Lightweight Division

Not Fighting

"The Predator"

Roosevelt Roberts

Lightweight Division

10-3-0 (W-L-D)

3

Wins by Knockout

5

Wins by Submission

2

Wins by Decision

Roosevelt Roberts

athlete record

Event Results

Info

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

Status
Not Fighting
Hometown
Hollywood, United States
Fighting style
Jiu-Jitsu
Age
28
Height
74.00
Weight
154.50
Octagon Debut
Nov. 30, 2018
Reach
73.00
Leg reach
41.00

Fighter Facts

  • Pro since 2016
     
  • Three wins by KO, five by submission (3 guillotine, 2 RNC)
     
  • Five first round finishes
     
  • Has won two of his last five (2-2, 1 NC)
     
  • Origin of nickname: “It’s from the movie.”

 

UFC History

UFC Fight Night (8/21/21) Roberts was knocked out by Ignacio Bahamondes by spinning wheel kick 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

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

 

Q&A

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