Nicolas Dalby

Lokamotivo

Denmark

Late flurry can't put away Means
WelterweightUFC
June 27, 2021
Dalby lost to Tim Means via unanimous decision (28-29, 28-29, 28-29) at UFC Vegas 30 on Saturday.
ANALYSIS
Dalby was edged out by the fellow veteran in the first two rounds, both in terms of significant strikes landed and control time. While his breathing appeared labored early, this was seemingly just a technique used to stay fresh. He came out absolutely firing in Round 3, hurting Means early. Some time in the clinch allowed Means to get his wits back about him, but the Dalby onslaught wasn't over. He connected with another knee as well as multiple body shots, but Means kept clinching up to stay alive. This could have very well been Dalby's fight if it were scored on a whole, but his late charge wasn't enough to overcome a slow start. It will go down as the first official loss of his second UFC stint.
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Will now fight Means
WelterweightUFC
June 15, 2021
Dalby will now take on Tim Means at the UFC event June 26, Nolan King of USA Today reports.
ANALYSIS
Dalby's original opponent, Sergey Khandozhko, was forced off the card due to injury. Means was a replacement that made since after his opponent on the June 19 card, Danny Roberts, was forced off the card as well. Dalby is coming off an upset of Daniel Rodriguez by unanimous decision last November.
Draws Khandozhko in June
WelterweightUFC
May 26, 2021
Dalby (foot) will take on Sergey Khandozhko in a welterweight matchup at the UFC event scheduled for June 26, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Dalby's return to the UFC from a three-year layoff has been successful so far, as he's 2-0 with his only loss ultimately getting overturned to a no-contest. He entered as a big betting underdog against Daniel Rodriguez his last time out but still managed to get the job done via unanimous decision. He did come away with foot and elbow injuries after that bout, but after seven months on the sidelines, it looks like he's ready to go. He'll give up two inches in height to Khandozhko, a younger fighter who is 1-1 under the UFC banner.
Dealing with multiple injuries
WelterweightUFC
November 23, 2020
Dalby has been suspended six months by the Nevada Athletic Commission pending a physician's clearance of right foot and elbow injuries, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Dalby beat Daniel Rodriguez by unanimous decision on Saturday but took a beating in the process. He'll be unable to fight until late May, pending X-rays on both injuries.
Pulls upset in Vegas
WelterweightUFC
November 21, 2020
Dalby defeated Daniel Rodriguez via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at UFC 255 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Dalby has long been underrated and now has another impressive victory on his resume to show for it. That being said, this fight was considerably closer than the scorecards indicated and a deeper dive into the numbers illustrates that fact. Dalby landed just 58 total strikes compared to 105 from Rodriguez, while failing on all seven of his takedown attempts. The fact Dalby was still able to emerge victorious is impressive. The Dane hasn't lost a fight dating back to April 2018.
Opponent changed for UFC 255
WelterweightUFC
November 12, 2020
Dalby will now face Daniel Rodriguez at UFC 255 on Nov. 21 after Orion Cosce withdrew for undisclosed reasons, MMAJunkie.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Dalby returned to the UFC in September of 2019, defeating Alex Oliveira by unanimous decision before being submitted in the first round against Jesse Ronson in July. He'll now be facing a fighter who is undefeated in three career UFC fights.