In the lightweight battle here Roosevelt Roberts is coming in standing at 6’2” and 155 pounds. However, one thing that Roberts does have is a decent 73 inch reach that could really help him make some contact.
Roberts is heading into the bout here with an orthodox stance. However, what is really interesting is that Roberts has not really been able to declare a true fighting style. The last 5 fights for Roberts have seen him go 4-1 with 2 wins being a unanimous decision, 2 being in a submission fight, and the loss being by a unanimous decision as well.
Weaver is coming into the bout here with a height disadvantage at 6’0”. However, Weaver does have the same weight and reach at 155 pounds and 73 inches in the reach.
For his part Weaver is coming in with a southpaw stance which leaves his front leg open for blows. However, Weaver has not really declared a style that he is able to come into the fighting octagon to use as well. The last 5 bouts for Weaver have all been wins. The interesting point is 2 of those wins have been by DQ, one with a submission, a split and a unanimous decision as well.
The fight here is going to pit Weaver against Roberts. However, with the record that Weaver has recently with a couple of losses coming by a DQ, it will be hard to see if Weaver is that good. Look for Roberts to do quite a bit better in this fight to bring home the eventual win by just grinding out the match. Fight Winner, Roosevelt Roberts.