Roberts, Waldburger to Collide at UFC Fight Night 25 in New Orleans


Daniel Roberts has lost two in a row. | File Photo


Welterweights Daniel Roberts and Anthony Waldburger have agreed to face one another at UFC Fight Night 25 on Sept. 17 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Ultimate Fighting Championship officials announced on Friday.

Roberts (12-3, 3-3 UFC) will carry a two-fight losing streak into the match. The 30-year-old Rockford, Ill., native was a collegiate All-American wrestler at the NAIA level and now trains under Cesar Gracie. Roberts last appeared at UFC Live 4 in June, when he lost a unanimous decision to “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 11 alum Rich Attonito at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh. A decorated grappler, he has secured nine of his 12 professional wins by submission, eight of them inside one round.

Seven years Roberts’ junior, Waldburger (13-6, 1-1 UFC) has posted four wins in his last five outings. The 23-year-old Temple, Texas, native has held titles inside the Xtreme Fighting Championships, Masters of the Cage and Shark Fights promotions. Waldburger last fought at UFC Fight Night 24 in March, when he succumbed to first-round punches from Johny Hendricks at the Key Arena in Seattle.

A pivotal welterweight bout pitting former title contender Jake Shields against the surging Jake Ellenberger will headline UFC Fight Night 25, which will air live on Spike TV.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 16 days ago
  • 4 views

Dan Miller won’t be making his return to the Octagon this year. Expected to face Daniel Sarafian at UFC Fight Night 58 in Barueri, Brazil, on Dec. 20, Miller was removed from the card due to an undis read news >>

  • 15 days ago
  • 0 views

A middleweight bout between Daniel Kelly and Patrick Walsh is the latest addition to next year’s UFC Fight Night 60 lineup.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 0 views

Patrick Walsh will fight undefeated Daniel Kelly in a middleweight contest at UFC Fight Night “Brown vs. Saffiedine” on Feb. 14. read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 4 views

The three things you need to know about Daniel Sarafian's important matchup against Jungle Fight champ, Antonio dos Santos Jr. in Brazil this weekend. The Match Up - Middleweight Antonio dos Santos J read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 0 views

Rashad Evans' first fight since November 2013 is tentatively set to be a five-round main event versus Glover Teixeira next February in Brazil. A big fight announcement has been reported by Ivan Raupp read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 1 views

Elias Silverio wants to stand out in a crowded UFC lightweight division. To do that, he knows he must defeat high-profile opponents, which is why he eventually wants to fight Nate Diaz.Filed under: N read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 77 views

Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway will collide in pursuit of the strap this Saturday (Dec. 20, 2014) at UFC Fight Night 58 inside the Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil. In such a pivotal match up, w read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 14 views

BARUERI, Brazil – The bout between Antonio dos Santos Jr. and Daniel Sarafian started with a bang, but ended with a whimper. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

  • 3 days ago
  • 0 views

A trio of matchups have been added to next year’s newly announced UFC Fight Night 61 event.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>