Karl Roberson

Baby K

USA

Out
Injury Undisclosed
Est. Return 2/1/2022
Won't fight Saturday
MiddleweightUFC
Out
September 22, 2021
Roberson (undisclosed) announced via Instagram that he won't be fighting Nick Maximov at UFC 266 due to medical issues.
ANALYSIS
In his message, Roberson mentioned the negative health effects stemming from his latest weight cut and it appears the issues were concerning enough to cause his name to be removed from the card. A replacement has yet to be announced, but Roberson will have to wait a little longer before returning to the Octagon, while Maximov remains set to make his first start with the promotion.
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Next fight booked
MiddleweightUFC
Out
July 27, 2021
Roberson will take on Nick Maximov in a middleweight bout at UFC 266 on September 25, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Roberson last was in the Octagon back in April when he fell to Brendan Allen by submission. That pushed his record with the UFC to 4-4. Roberson will be taking on a fighter in Maximov who will be making his first start with the promotion.
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.
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.