Danny Roberts
Hot Chocolate

England

Books fight with Dalby
WelterweightUFC
December 23, 2019
Roberts (17-5-0) is scheduled to face Nicolas Dalby (18-3-1, 1 NC) in a welterweight fight March 21 at UFC London.
ANALYSIS
Roberts will return to action in his home country after putting an end to a two-fight losing streak in his last trip to the Octagon in Russia in November, when he scored a knockout win over Zelim Imadaev. "Hot Chocolate" owns a 6-4-0 record overall since joining the promotion late in 2015.
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Scores one-punch KO in Moscow
WelterweightUFC
November 9, 2019
Roberts defeated Zelim Imadaev via KO (punch) at 4:54 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Moscow, Russia.
ANALYSIS
The knockout punch is the great equalizer in this sport and it saved Roberts's bacon on Saturday. "Hot Chocolate" looked thoroughly mediocre prior to the finish, but he was able to avoid a lazy, looping right hook from Imadaev and return fire with a looping, perfectly placed left hook of his own that ended the fight. You wouldn't use the term "technically sound" to describe Roberts, but his power is legitimate. The strong performance snaps a brief two-fight losing streak for the Brit. Moving forward, expect Roberts in struggle in fights in which his power shots aren't landing. He failed on seven of his eight takedown attempts in this one.
Gets fight vs. Imadaev in Moscow
WelterweightUFC
September 16, 2019
Roberts (16-5-0) is scheduled to face Zelim Imadaev (8-1-0) in a welterweight fight Nov. 9 at UFC Moscow.
ANALYSIS
Roberts will enter the Octagon for the third time in 2019 and will be looking to rebound after back-to-back losses, which dropped his UFC record to 5-4. "Hot Chocolate's" most recent defeat came May 18 at UFC Rochester, where he took a first-round loss via knockout to Michel Pereira.
No-shows loss to Michel Pereira
WelterweightUFC
May 18, 2019
Roberts lost to Michel Pereira via KO (strikes) at 1:47 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Rochester, New York.
ANALYSIS
You can't help but feel bad for Roberts. He showed up ready to go, and 107 seconds later, he was finished by a Brazilian buzzsaw. Roberts's biggest strength is his striking, but he simply had nothing to offer against Pereira. A loser of back-to-back fights in a two-month span, Roberts needs to find a way to emerge victorious his next time out.
Booked for UFC Rochester
WelterweightUFC
April 11, 2019
Roberts has been booked to take on Michel Pereira at UFC Rochester on May 18, Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Roberts is coming off a controversial loss at UFC Fight Night in London back in mid-March, as he fell to Claudio Silva via submission in the third round of the fight. The defeat ended a two-fight winning streak for Roberts, and now he will waste no time getting back in the Octagon with just a two-month turnaround.
Drops controversial loss
WelterweightUFC
March 16, 2019
Roberts lost to Claudio Silva via submission (arm-bar) at 3:37 of Round 3 at UFC Fight Night in London on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Roberts had clear advantages on the feet throughout the fight, but Silva was able to lean on his wrestling and grappling each time Roberts hurt him. Roberts was able to work his way out of compromising positions on several occasions, but the grappling creativity of Silva was simply too much to overcome. Near the end of the third round, Silva had Roberts in an arm-bar that appeared dangerous, but Roberts lifted him up and slammed him several times on the head. Silva held on, and that's when the controversy started. The referee claimed to hear Roberts verbally tap, and while he did release some type of exclamation, it was difficult to determine whether or not it was a tap based on the replays. Roberts strongly denies any type of submission, of course. It's a tough break for "Hot Chocolate," who snapped a two-fight winning streak with the loss.