Roosevelt Roberts
The Predator

USA

Out
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 12/18/2020
Facing six-month medical ban
LightweightUFC
Out
June 23, 2020
The Nevada State Athletic Commission handed Roberts a six-month medical suspension Tuesday after he sustained a left elbow injury in his armbar submission loss to Jim Miller over the weekend at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Roberts is slated to undergo an MRI and X-ray on the elbow in the near future. If his doctor determines that Roberts sustained any structural damage, the 26-year-old will be banned from competition until Dec. 18, unless he receives full medical clearance before that date. Roberts own a 4-2 UFC record since debuting with the promotion in November 2018.
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Taps out to Jim Miller
LightweightUFC
Out
June 20, 2020
Roberts lost to Jim Miller via submission (Armbar) at 2:25 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Roberts got a bit unlucky here in his second fight in three weeks. He appeared to slip just seconds into the fight and before he knew it, Miller was on top of him. He was never able to recover. Roberts was blessed with a significant size, striking, and power edge on Miller, but he never got to employ any of those advantages. The 26-year-old California native should be back in short order. Roberts is now 4-2 in his first half-dozen UFC bouts.
Fighting for second time 3 weeks
LightweightUFC
Out
June 9, 2020
Roberts will take on Jim Miller in a lightweight matchup at UFC Apex in Las Vegas on June 20, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Roberts submitted Brok Weaver back on May 30 which moved his UFC record to 4-1. He will be facing Jim Miller, who has not fought since a unanimous decision defeat to Scott Holtzman in February. Look for Roberts to enter this matchup as a heavy favorite due to his status as a top prospect, especially considering Miller is a grizzled vet likely on the last stage of his career.
Strong run continues
LightweightUFC
Out
May 30, 2020
Roberts defeated Brok Weaver via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:26 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Roberts's winning ways continue. He picked up 20 percent of Weaver's purse after his opponent missed weight on Friday and then went out and pick up a solid victory. Roberts picked his spots on the feet before eventually earning the fourth submission win of his pro career. He showed off his all-around arsenal in this one. Roberts has looked strong throughout the early portion of his UFC career. His record is 4-1, with half of those wins coming via tap out. Roberts is still just 26 years old and is clearly worth keeping an eye on in a deep 155-pound lightweight division.
To face heavy opponent
LightweightUFC
Out
May 29, 2020
Roberts' scheduled matchup against Brok Weaver on Saturday will proceed as planned despite Weaver missing weight by 1.5 pounds, Jose Youngs of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Roberts will ultimately receive 20 percent of Weaver's fight purse for accepting the bout despite the circumstances. This doesn't project to change the fact that Roberts is one of the largest betting favorites on the entire card, checking in at approximately (-345).
Added to May 30 card
LightweightUFC
Out
May 21, 2020
Roberts will take on Brok Weaver in a lightweight matchup scheduled for May 30 at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, Farah Hannoun of MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Roberts was last scheduled to face Matt Frevola at what was once supposed to be UFC Lincoln on April 25, but it ended up being one of several cards cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He'll now take on a fellow Contender Series Alum in Weaver, who won his UFC debut against Kazula Vargas via DQ last February. Roberts is 3-1 under the UFC banner himself, most recently taking a decision from Alexander Yakovlev last November. Both men hold a 73-inch reach, but Roberts is two inches taller.