Last weekend the UFC broke the news that they would be moving the May 23rd card to May 30th. Today they announced that one of the fights on that May 30th card will be Brok Weaver taking on Roosevelt Roberts.
UFC Fight Night 172
The UFC has announced that Fight Night 172 will take place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. They have currently announced seven fights that will take place on May 30th. According to Mike Heck of MMA Fighting, the UFC plans to announce three or four more fights for that card, which could hint at another reason they pushed the event back. They only have half a fight card announced and its already May 21st. Moving the fights to the UFC Apex will also save them a bunch of money so overall it is a very good thing they moved the event to the 30th.
Weaver will be making his second walk to the octagon against Roosevelt Roberts. He won his UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series in August of 2019. He then won his UFC debut by disqualification as Rodrigo Vargas hit Weaver with an illegal knee. With his UFC debut not turning out the way he would have liked, it’s very likely that we see a very fired up Brok Weaver on May 30th.
Roberts comes into this fight with a 9-1 record being 4-1 inside the octagon, his only loss coming from Vinc Pichel by decision. He holds wins over Darrell Horcher, Thomas Gifford, and Alexander Yakovlev. Roberts has finished seven out of his nine wins with four of those wins coming by submission. Roberts owns a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu-jitsu so we might see him try and take Weaver to the mat a few times during the fight.
If this fight stays standing it should be fireworks from start to finish. What do you think about this matchup? Let us know in the comments down below.
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