Nicolas Dalby


Wins in return fight
September 29, 2019
Dalby defeated Charles Oliveira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC Copenhagen on Saturday.
It's been more than three years since Dalby saw UFC action, and while he competed under the Cage Warriors banner for much of that time, it didn't stop him from coming out a little bit rusty. He spent much of the first round on his back, and even though he eventually reversed the position, he likely dropped the first round. It was all Dalby in Rounds 2 and 3, who won the significant striking battle in each frame. When it was all said and done, Dalby was credited with 31 significant strikes, one takedown, four passes and one reversal -- in addition to the win bonus received as a (+135) underdog.
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Return to UFC official
August 9, 2019
Dalby will face Alex Oliveira at UFC Copenhagen on Sep. 28.
This will be Dalby's return to UFC after fighting with Cage Warriors over the past year. He's just 1-2-1 under the UFC banner but stands a chance against Oliveira, who is coming off two consecutive losses.
Re-joining UFC
July 27, 2019
Dalby announced via his personal Twitter account that he will be re-joining the UFC and expects to fight at UFC Copenhagen.
The Danish 34-year-old will now be able to fight in his native country when the UFC travels to Copenhagen in late September, rebounding from mental health issues before recently attempting to secure the Cage Warriors welterweight title.
Released by UFC
March 15, 2017
Dalby stated via his personal Instagram account that he was released by the UFC on Wednesday.
Dalby has never been knocked out in his time with the UFC, but a record of 1-2-1 simply wasn't enough to keep the 32-year-old Denmark native around. His social media post suggested he would continue to train in MMA, so look for the welterweight fighter to catch on elsewhere in the near future.
Hammered by Peter Sobotta in Hamburg
September 3, 2016
Dalby lost to Peter Sobotta via unanimous decision (26-30, 26-30, 26-30) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Hamburg, Germany.
Dalby entered the fight as a -200 favorite, but he put forth a truly awful performance. Technically, Dalby got better as the fight went along, but that's only because he was totally non-competitive in the first frame. He took such a beating in Round 1 that his body was unable to recover for the remainder of the fight. It's a minor miracle that Dalby managed to last the entire 15 minutes. In four UFC fights, Dalby is 1-2 (1NC) and his win was of the split decision variety against someone named Elizeu Zaleski Dos Santos. It's safe to say the 31-year-old is nothing but roster depth.
Nicolas Dalby: Looks lost early, surges late to earn draw against Darren Till
October 24, 2015
Dalby and Darren Till fought to a majority draw (28-29, 28-28, 28-28) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Dublin.
Knowing that he was well on his way to his first professional loss, Dalby greatly picked up the pace over the final five minutes, earned a 10-8 score from two of the judges and earned himself a draw. Dalby had no answer for Till's striking over the first two rounds. He was battered on the feet and landed no notable shots of his own. A left shoulder dislocation suffered by Till could have been the reason that the tide of the fight changed, but Dalby deserves credit for realizing he was in a dire situation and being aggressive. It would be great if UFC matchmaker Joe Silva booked these two fighters in a rematch.