Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won Silva vs Roberts?
Claudio Silva beat Danny Roberts by submission in the 3rd round, during the main card of UFC on ESPN+ 5, on Saturday 16th March 2019 at 02 Arena in London.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Silva vs Roberts stats
Claudio Silva stepped into the ring with a record of 12 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 7 by submission.
Danny Roberts made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 3 loses and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggested Roberts had a large advantage in power over Silva, boosting at 44% knock out percentage over Silva's 17%.
Claudio Silva was the older man by 5 years, at 39 years old.
Roberts had a height advantage of 2 inches over Silva. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Silva was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 6 less fights, and made his debut in 2007, 3 years earlier than Roberts, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 20 less professional rounds, 26 to Roberts' 46.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Danny Roberts had been fighting more than Claudio Silva.
Going to this contest, Claudio Silva had last fought 3 years, 4 months and 24 days ago, while Danny Roberts' last outing had been 3 years, 2 months and 29 days ago.