UFC Announces Tim Means Vs Danny Roberts For The June 19 Apex Event

Published 05/24/2021, 3:11 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 21: (R-L) Tim Means punches Mike Perry in their welterweight bout during the UFC 255 event at UFC APEX on November 21, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


UFC welterweight veteran Tim Means is going to face a returning Danny Roberts on the June 19th event, the promotion announced. The event is anticipated to be headlined by the clash between Chan Sung Jung and Dan Ige.

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‘The Dirty Bird’ is riding a 2 fight win streak and will be looking to extend it come this June. Roberts on the other hand will return to the octagon after 18 months on the sidelines.

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He had won his last match before his matches against Nicolas Dalby were canceled out in 2020. One because of COVID restrictions and the other because of his injury.

Prior to joining MMA, Roberts had applied his trade in boxing. Before joining UFC, he had lost only once in 12 fights.

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Recent fight stats of Tim Means and Danny Roberts

Means has been a veteran of the sport. He has competed in 45 professional matches and his record stands at 31 wins and 12 losses with 1 NC and 1 draw.

Means has won 3 out of his last 4 fights. He last fought against Mike Perry and defeated him by a unanimous decision at UFC 255.

Prior to that, he fought against Laureano Staropoli at UFC Fight Night 173. And the same thing had happened with Staropoli as he missed weight. Staropoli had to give 20% of his purse to Means. The latter won that fight against the former by unanimous decision after Round 3.

His last loss came against Daniel Rodriguez at UFC Fight Night 167. Rodriguez submitted Means in the second round via guillotine choke.

Roberts has won only once in his last 3 fights. His last win came against Zelim Imadaev at UFC on ESPN+21. The bout ended when Roberts knocked out Imadaev in Round 2.

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His two losses prior to that came against Michel Pereira and Claudio Silva. ‘Hot Chocolate’ first lost against Silva at UFC Fight Night 147 via armbar submission. He then lost against Pereira in the same year at UFC Fight Night 152 via KO.

The welterweight division is headed by a dominant champion in Kamaru Usman. Tim Means would try to continue his winning streak and hope to fight for the belt once before calling time on his career. Meanwhile, Roberts would like to add an experienced warrior to his young resume.

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Who will walk out victorious?

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Akshyay Mahapatra is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He wished to combine his passion for the UFC (that he has been following since 2008) as well as his love for writing. This motivated him to enter the world of combat sports journalism.

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