Danny "Hot Chocolate" Roberts
Height: 6' 1"
Leg reach: 42.00
Weight: 170 lbs.
Nationality: London, United Kingdom
AccoladesWins by KO: 8
Wins by submission: 5
Wins by decision: 5
STRIKING ACCURACYSignificant Strikes Attempted: 740
Significant Strikes Landed: 320
TAKEDOWN ACCURACYTakedowns Attempted: 18
Danny Roberts is an English professional mixed martial artist currently competing in the welterweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He began his career in 2008, training at The Fight Sanctuary in London. After initially competing on local UK shows such as Cage Warriors and other promotions throughout Europe, he eventually signed with the UFC in 2015 after an impressive 10-1 record prior to joining the organization.
Born Daniel Mark Roberts on October 22nd 1989, Danny grew up in South Wales before relocating to London at age 16 where he attended college and worked various jobs until discovering MMA. Initially drawn to boxing and kickboxing, Danny eventually found a home when he joined The Fight Sanctuary gym during its early days while it was still very much a grassroots fight team. Under head coach James McEwan and alongside fighter’s like former British UFC champion Michael Bisping, Danny quickly developed into one of England’s premier MMA prospects over the next few years.
In 2011 after only three prior pro bouts, Danny made his Cage Warriors debut against Lewis Long for their British Welterweight title. Despite suffering a TKO loss early into round three due to strikes, Danny’s performance was impressive enough for him to be booked again by CW later that year for their CWFC: Enter The Rough House 13 event where he beat Ryan Taylor via submission mid way through round two – this win would be followed by six further wins under variation European promotions before signing with UFC late 2015.
After being welcomed onboard with much fanfare following successful runs under numerous regional organizations both domestically and abroad, many anticipated big things out of ‘Hot Chocolate’ heading into his promotional debut against Dominique Steele at UFC 196 – however Robert’s lost via split decision leading him back down to regional shows again before getting another shot at glory just over twelve months later taking on Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 107; Following fifteen minutes worth of back-and-forth action between the pair it ended up being declared a majority draw opening up another opportunity for Roberts who then went on to beat Oliver Enkamp via unanimous decision only four months later at UFN 113 cementing his place among some of England’s best fighters by earning himself Performance Of The Night honors also along with $50k bonus money too!
Fast forward two years from then till now – Danny has gone 4 – 1 inside the octagon so far beating Mike Perry & Claudio Silva (Performance Of The Night) plus Seth Baczynski & Nathan Coy (Fight Of The Night) but losing out narrowly once more against Zelim Imadaev last November 2019 – setting up what should be an intriguing 2020 ahead for one half of Team Renegade as we await word on which direction boss Dana White will take him next!