Nicolas Dalby

Lokamotivo

Denmark

Scheduled against Fakhretdinov
WelterweightUFC
April 4, 2024
Dalby is scheduled to compete against Rinat Fakhretdinov in a welterweight fight at UFC Saudi Arabia on June 22, per Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl.
ANALYSIS
Dalby will look to continue his positive momentum dating back to 2022. After defeating Claudio Silva in what turned out to be the Brazilian-Brit's retirement fight that year, he logged three consecutive wins, making him enter the Fakhretdinov setup 4-0 across his last four bouts.
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Stops Bonfim hype train
WelterweightUFC
November 4, 2023
Dalby defeated Gabriel Bonfim via TKO (strikes) at 4:33 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
ANALYSIS
This run Dalby is on deserves far more credit than it has received to date. In the midst of his second run with the company, the Dane, set to turn 39 years of age in exactly two weeks, has now won four straight. This was by far the most impressive of the group. Entering as a +450 underdog in enemy territory, Dalby struggled in the early going, as expected. Yet as was also expected, he kept coming. Simply put, Dalby doesn't quit. He's not the most talented welterweight on the UFC roster, but guts and determination can go a long way. Dalby took everything Bonfim threw his way and continued to push forward. The latter eventually caved. Common sense would dictate this run is going to end for Dalby sooner rather than later, but then again, few thought he'd be in this position.
Set to take on Marretinha
WelterweightUFC
August 23, 2023
Dalby will take on Gabriel Bonfim in a welterweight bout at UFC Sao Paulo on Nov. 4, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport reports.
ANALYSIS
Dalby is coming off a huge upset win over Muslim Salikhov via unanimous decision in his latest fight June 17, struggling in the first round but ultimately securing the victory after improving as the fight went on. The soon-to-be 39 year old is on a good run after winning four of his previous five bouts, but he'll handle a tough test against a younger, more explosive opponent in Bonfim.
Strong run continues
WelterweightUFC
June 17, 2023
Dalby defeated Muslim Salikhov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) at UFC on ESPN 47 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
It's a huge upset victory for Dalby. The Dane struggled a good portion of Round 1 before landing a late high kick which seemed to turn the tide of the fight. He got progressively better in Round 2 before blowing Salikhov out of the water in Round 3. Dalby closed with a 82-33 edge in total strikes landed over the course of the final ten minutes, in addition to garnering more than three minutes worth of control time each of the final two frames. Dalby doesn't have much room for error given he will be turning 39 years of age this coming November, but he has quietly won four of his last five dating back to November 2020.
Set to fight Salikhov
WelterweightUFC
April 24, 2023
Dalby will fight Muslim Salikhov in a welterweight fight at a UFC event on June 17, Marcel Dorff of Eurosport.nl reports.
ANALYSIS
Dalby's next chance at winning his third straight fight comes at the hands of Muslim Salikhov. The two fighters match up pretty evenly, with Dalby sporting a four-inch reach advantage. Dalby attempts more strikes per minute than Salikhov, though Salikhov's 67.0 percent strike defense is much better than Dalby's 53.0 percent.
Takes split decision at UFC 283
WelterweightUFC
January 21, 2023
Dalby defeated Warlley Alves via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at UFC 283 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
ANALYSIS
In a legitimately close fight, it was the activity of Dalby that earned him this decision. Nicolas attempted 298 total strikes, landed 167 of them. For comparison's sake, Alves fired off 153 total strikes, connecting on just 75. Dalby lacks explosiveness, so he better fire off plenty of volume on the feet it he hopes to emerge victorious. The 38-year-old Dane has quietly won three of his last four dating back to November 2020. He improves to 5-3-1 (1NC) over the course of two different stints with the UFC.