The “Steamrolla” Matt Frevola will be back in the cage for the first time in under a year when he faces Roosevelt Roberts on UFC’s September 12th show. News of the lightweight matchup was first announced on Frevola’s Instagram page.
A matchup between Frevola and Roberts was previously scheduled for an April card, although COVID-19 forced the bout to be cancelled. Troubles continued for Frevola, who lost a June matchup with Frank Camacho after one of his cornermen tested positive for COVID-19.
Frevola will look to get his third-straight UFC win, as he picked up wins over Jalin Turner and Luis Pena in 2019. Frevola had an unfortunate few months where COVID-19 took him out of action in 2020.
Roberts will attempt to bounce back from a loss, as his last bout he got caught early with an armbar from veteran fighter Jim Miller. A month before the loss, Roberts got a win over Brok Weaver, winning in the second round with a rear naked choke.
UFC’s September 12th show is slowly coming together as it now has eght bouts in total. Currently in the headlining position is light heavyweights Thiago Santos and Glover Teixiera. Here’s how the card looks altogether currently.
Bout 8: Thiago Santos (21-7) vs. Glover Teixeira (31-7) (Light Heavyweight)
Bout 7: Andrea Lee (11-4) vs. Roxanne Modafferi (24-17) (Flyweight)
Bout 6: Matt Schnell (14-5) vs. Tyson Nam (19-11) (Flyweight)
Bout 5: Tagir Ulanbekov (12-1) vs. Bruno Silva (10-5-2) (Flyweight)
Bout 4: Frank Camacho (22-9) vs. Brok Weaver (15-5) (Lightweight)
Bout 3: Billy Quarantillo (14-2) vs. Kyle Nelson (13-3) (Featherweight)
Bout 2: Bryan Barberena (14-7) vs. Anthony Ivy (8-3) (Welterweight)
Bout 1: Roosevelt Roberts (10-2) vs. Matt Frevola (8-1-1) (Lightweight)