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Danny Roberts

AGE

31

RECORD

16-4-0

REACH

74”

HEIGHT

6”1"

WEIGHT

170 LBS

STANCE

SOUTHPAW

CAMP

TEAM MCHALE

HOMETOWN

LIVERPOOL, MERSEYSIDE, ENGLAND

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT MARCH 2019 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 147 – VS CLAUDIO SILVA

RESULT – LOST VIA 3rd RD SUBMISSION (ARMBAR)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the southpaw stance. Silva immediately takes the center. Silva opens the fight with a hard leg kick! Roberts is moving on the outside. Silva is putting strong pressure early. Nice step in left hand lands for Silva. Another one lands for Silva. Roberts is still searching for his timing. 1st min in, Silva is destroying the lead leg of Roberts early. Roberts goes high with the kick, blocked by Silva. Silva is the aggressor. Roberts has a hard time landing anything. Silva moves in with a right hand. Roberts initiates the clinch. Silva takes the body lock and drags Roberts down to the mat. Roberts control the posture from the bottom. Silva gets the half guard. Silva is feeling comfortable on the mat. Roberts is scrambling from the bottom. Silva is putting strong pressure with his body. Halfway in, Silva makes a transition to the side control position. Silva is looking for a submission. Roberts is looking relaxed on the bottom. Roberts is doing a good job defending. However, he has a hard time getting back to his feet. Roberts rolls to his left. Silva is making quick transitions. Silva is in the half guard position. Roberts is wasting a lot of energy. 1 min to go Silva postures and lands a couple of nice punches! He wants to set up the submission with the punches. Silva shoots for the arm triangle! Roberts is trying to defend! Roberts defends the choke and reverses the position! Roberts explodes with the punches! He is landing hard hammer fists! 10-9 Silva

Rd 2 – Silva opens the round with a leg kick. Silva moves in and eats a hard counter left hand! Silva is rocked! He rushes for a single leg takedown and gets it! Silva jumps into the half guard position. Roberts is controlling the wrist. 1st min in, Silva is looking to isolate the arm. Roberts defends. Roberts scrambles. Silva makes a transition and takes the full mount position! Big elbow lands for Silva! Roberts is in trouble. He is wasting too much energy on the bottom and he is looking frustrated. Silva is controlling the fight with his incredible grappling skills. Roberts scrambles as Silva takes his back. Fighters are scrambling as Silva sinks in the arm triangle choke! Roberts defends the choke and manages to reverse the position on the mat! Halfway in, Silva is threatening from the bottom. Fighters are scrambling and they are back on their feet. Roberts connects with a nasty one-two combination! Silva clinches. Roberts lands a hard left hook on the separation! Silva immediately level changes and scores a takedown. Silva is an incredible grappler. He takes the back of Roberts! Roberts is in trouble once again! Silva has both hooks in. He is landing with the right hand. Robertson rolls over but ends up in the triangle choke! Roberts shows his incredible submission defense as he defends another choke and explodes back to his feet. 10-9 Silva

Rd 3 – Both fighters are patient. Roberts is looking to explode with the punches. He fires a one-two combination and lands! Silva is rocked once again! Roberts follows Silva down to the mat! Silva is hurt! Roberts is unloading on Silva! Big left hands are landing for Roberts! Silva is busted up! 1st min in, Roberts switches to elbows! Silva isolates the leg and shoots for the heel hook! Roberts is defending well! Roberts defends the submission and ends up on top position. Roberts is in the guard position. Silva shoots for the armbar! It looks tight!!! Silva readjusts the submission!! Roberts rolls over him and the referee stops the fight!!! Roberts wasn’t tapping out!

WATCH FIGHT

JULY 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 134 – VS DAVID ZAWADA

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (SPLIT)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. Zawada takes the center and starts putting pressure on Roberts. Zawada goes high with the kick, blocked by Roberts. Roberts fires a nice body-head combination and lands. Zawada continues with the pressure. Nice step in right hand lands for Zawada. Roberts clinches. Zawada partially scores a takedown. Roberts shows his great takedown defense as he pushes Zawada against the fence and initiates the clinch. 1st min in, Roberts is working for a takedown. Nice knee to the body lands for Zawada. Both fighters are wasting a lot of energy early in the fight. Zawada separates from the clinch and continues with the forward pressure. Nice left hook lands for Zawada. Another one! Roberts answers with the right hand over the top. Hard inside leg kick lands for Zawada! Zawada is looking confident. He follows the attack with the clinch. Roberts trips Zawada and scores the takedown. Halfway in, Roberts is in the guard position. Zawada is looking for the triangle choke! Roberts escapes and unloads with a couple of hard hammer fists! Zawada scrambles from the bottom but Roberts displays great top control. Roberts is landing hard punches from the top. Zawada shoots for the triangle once again. Roberts sees it coming and escapes. Roberts makes a transition to the half guard. Roberts is dominating the fight on the mat. 1 min to go, Zawada is looking frustrated on the bottom. Roberts postures and lands a couple of nice punches. He is doing a good job of creating the space for the ground and pound. Zawada pulls the armbar in the last 10 seconds of the round! Roberts is defending well. 10-9 Roberts

Rd 2 – Zawada continues with the pressure. He connects with a nice right hand and follows with the knee to the body! Roberts is moving on the outside. Zawada rushes forward and lands a two-punch combo! Roberts counters with a nice short left. Zawada initiates the clinch and scores a takedown against the fence. 1st in in, Roberts manages to stand back up but Zawada slams him down once again. Zawada is putting hard pressure on Roberts! Roberts scrambles from the bottom and manages to reverse the position! Zawada shoots for the guillotine choke! Roberts escapes the danger and continues with the ground and pound. Zawada is busy from the bottom with the elbows. Halfway in, Roberts stays in the guard position. Zawada is doing a good job of controlling the posture from the bottom. Zawada is trying to set up the kimura. Roberts defends. Zawada scrambles and reverses the position. Zawada is showing nice grappling skills. He is in the side control position. Zawada explodes with a couple of nice left hands. Roberts scrambles. Zawada is all over Roberts. He sinks in the guillotine choke! Roberts defends the submission once again and reverses the position! Great scrambles by both fighters 1 min to go, Roberts is showing great submission defense. Zawada manages to stand against the fence. Roberts level changes and grabs the single leg. Zawada beautifully rolls Robertson and takes his back! 10-9 Zawada

Rd 3 – Zawada takes the center. Roberts is moving on the outside. Roberts opens the round with a one-two combination. Zawada lands a kick to the body. Both fighters are looking tired. Nice inside leg kick lands for Roberts. Zawada closes the distance and lands a right hand. Roberts counters with a knee to the head! Zawada is missing with the punches. Roberts dives for a takedown. Zawada sees it coming and defends. He sets up the D’arce choke! 1st min in, Roberts is in trouble! Roberts is desperately trying to defend! Roberts defends the takedown. Zawada is in the side control position. Zawada is looking like a fresher fighter. Roberts scrambles and reverses the position! Zawada sets up the D’arce choke once again! Again, Roberts shows his great submission defense! Robertson finishes on top of Zawada after the scramble. Zawada scrambles from the bottom. Halfway in, both fighters are fighting for the top position. Zawada is trying to take the back of Roberts. Roberts rolls to his left and finishes in half guard position. Roberts opens on Zawada with the punches! He is looking more confident! Roberts is landing hard punches! Zawada scrambles from the bottom. He is looking exhausted. 1 min to go, Roberts is busy with the short elbows. Zawada scrambles and reverses the position! Roberts is fighting his way up! Both fighters are on their feet swinging and missing! 

WATCH FIGHT

MARCH 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 127 – VS OLIVER ENKAMP

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD KO (PUNCH)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Roberts is in the southpaw stance. Enkamp is in the karate stance. Fighters are feeling each other. Hard leg kick lands for Roberts! Enkamp is throwing a lot of faints. Roberts goes high with the kick, just misses. 1st min in, hard step in straight left hand lands for Roberts! Enkamp initiates the clinch against the fence. Roberts tries to separate from the clinch. Enkamp lands a hard shot to the body on the separation. Roberts starts moving forward. He is looking focused and relaxed. Enkamp misses with the spinning kick to the body. Roberts times the next kick and explodes with a nasty left hook! Enkamp goes down!!! Enkamp is knocked out!!! 

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

20 MATCHES 16 WINS 4 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 7 2
SUBMISSION 5 2
DECISION 4 0
DRAWS
NO CONTEST

 

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Roberts is a talented well-rounded fighter with good boxing skills.
  • He is a former professional boxer with a record of (3-1).
  • Before joining the UFC, he was competing for the Cage Warriors organization.
  • Roberts has very good timing on his counter punches as seen against Enkamp.
  • He has decent footwork. However, against Zawada, he had a hard time keeping his distance.
  • His biggest weakness is his takedown defense as seen against Zawada and Silva. He had a hard time defending the body lock and single leg takedowns.
  • Roberts has a good standup game. However, his kickboxing defense was not on point against Zawada. He was not defending the kicks.
  • He has good grappling skills. He is looking calm on the mat and he is quickly reversing the positions.
  • He also has a very dangerous submission game as seen against Zawada.
  • His loss against Silva was very controversial. He was not tapping out and it was looking like he was out of danger.