Team Jackson’s Buddy Roberts Signs with UFC
Posted on January 9, 2012 by Damon Martin
Team Jackson/Winkeljohn continues to produce new UFC talent and the latest is middleweight Buddy Roberts, who has signed with the promotion as of Monday.
Roberts manager Ali Abdel-Aziz of Dominance MMA confirmed his signing with the UFC to MMAWeekly.com.
With an 11-2 record, Roberts comes to the UFC with a solid record and lots of experience.
Roberts has competed at both heavyweight and light heavyweight in the past, but will come to the UFC at a much more natural weight class at 185lbs instead.
A trainer as well at Team Jackson/Winkeljohn who runs the kid’s program at the school, last competed in July 2011 when he defeated former King of the Cage champion Tony Lopez.
There’s been no official word on Roberts’ debut, but he’s expected to fill a slot on one of the upcoming cards in the first quarter of 2012.