British UFC star Danny Roberts returns to action against Tim Means in June after 18 months out

Danny Roberts will be returning to the octagon on June 19.

The Croydon-based welterweight will be fighting Tim Means on the UFC Fight Night Jung vs Ige, taking place June 19.

Danny Roberts throwing up the Wakanda Forever sign

Roberts last fought in 2019 when he defeated Zelim Imadaev via knockout in the second round, but the coronavirus pandemic has kept Hot Chocolate out of action.

Many British fans will remember the 33 year old being extremely unlucky at UFC London back in early 2019 when he was submitted by Claudio Silva in the third round when he was, arguably, winning the fight.

Roberts is currently 17-5 in his MMA career and is 5-4 in UFC. He hasn’t been able to put a real run together yet but after some time outside of the octagon the Brit will be hoping to make a statement and prove he can be consistent.

Defeating a Russian in Russia last time out was certainly an impressive victory, but Tim Means represents a different kind of task.

Danny Roberts in action

The experienced 37 year old is 31-12 in MMA and he defeated Mike Perry last time out back in November 2020 at UFC 255.

Means has been in UFC since 2014 and is currently on a two-fight win streak. Overall in UFC, the American is 11-7.

The welterweight division is a competitive place right now even with Kamaru Usman sitting on top of the pile. He’s been as dominant a champion as any and having already defeated a large chunk of his potential contenders, any fighter who can put a run together might get themselves in an interesting position.

Before joining UFC back in 2015, Roberts went 11-1 in his MMA career, including an unbeaten run in Cage Warriors.

Interestingly, Roberts also compiled a record of 3-1 as a professional boxer before making his debut in MMA.

Danny Roberts in disbelief after his fight with Claudio Silva stopped