Karl Roberson
Baby K

USA

Out
Injury Suspension
Est. Return 10/24/2021
Could be out for six months
MiddleweightUFC
Out
May 3, 2021
Roberson is facing a six-month medical suspension, MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Roberson was defeated by Brendan Allen back on April 24 in Jacksonville. Roberson was submitted with a heel hook. If he is unable to get his injury cleared by a doctor, he will be unable to fight again until late October.
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Taps out in Jacksonville
MiddleweightUFC
Out
April 24, 2021
Roberson lost to Brendan Allen via submission (heel hook) at 4:55 of Round 1 at UFC 261 on Saturday in Jacksonville.
ANALYSIS
Roberson's inconsistent ways continue. Despite having twice as many submission victories (4) on his ledger than knockouts (2), Roberson made an inexcusable mistake on the mat in the later stages of Round 1, and it cost him. With the seconds ticking away, "Baby K" attempted to roll out of the way and instead handed Allen the submission attempt that ended the fight. Eight fights into his UFC run, Roberson has proven to be nothing more than roster depth. His record with the company is just .500 (4-4) and he has had all sorts of difficulty against better competition. There isn't much to see here.
Taking on Allen at UFC 261
MiddleweightUFC
Out
February 27, 2021
Roberson (illness) will fight Brendan Allen at UFC 261 on April 24, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Roberson is coming off a bout with COVID-19 back in December that led to his fight with Dalcha Lungiambula to be cancelled. His most recent action came last June when he lost to Marvin Vettori via submission. He'll look to get back on track against Allen, who is coming off a loss of his own against Sean Strickland in November.
Fight called off due to COVID-19
MiddleweightUFC
Out
December 18, 2020
Roberson's upcoming fight against Dalcha Lungiambula was called off due to Roberson's battle with COVID-19, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
The matchup was originally scheduled for Dec. 12 before being delayed a week to give Roberson time to recover from his symptoms. That evidently wasn't enough, so the fight has now been called off. Whether or not it will be rescheduled again for a later date remains to be seen.
COVID-19 positive, out for UFC 256
MiddleweightUFC
Out
December 7, 2020
Roberson (9-3-0) withdrew from his scheduled middleweight fight Saturday with Dalcha Lungiambula (10-2-0) at UFC 256 after he tested positive for COVID-19, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Roberson isn't believed to be dealing with any overly serious symptoms of the coronavirus, so the promotion has opted to push the matchup with Lungiambula back to Dec. 19 at the UFC's event in Las Vegas. Assuming he gains clearance for next week, Roberson will be looking to rebound after taking a loss in his last trip to the Octagon in mid-June, when Marvin Vettori submitted him in the first round.
Matched against Dalcha Lungiambula
MiddleweightUFC
Out
November 6, 2020
Roberson will take on Dalcha Lungiambula at UFC 256 on Dec. 12, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Roberson will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing performance his last time out against Marvin Vettori in June, as he was submitted in the first round after missing weight by 4.5 pounds. That dropped his UFC record to 4-3. Lungiambula owns a 1-1 record with the promotion, most recently getting knocked out in the third round by Magomed Ankalaev in November of 2019.