BRITISH welterweight Danny Roberts will make his long-awaited return to the octagon next month.

Multiple sources have confirmed to SunSport that Hot Chocolate will be back in action at UFC Fight Night 195 on October 16.



The Croydon-born southpaw will be welcomed back to the cage by Russian sambo specialist Ramazan Emeev.

The always-entertaining Roberts has been out of action since November 2019.

The 34-year-old snapped a two-fight skid in his last outing with a sensational knockout of Russian Zelim Imadaev on enemy territory.

Emeev, meanwhile, was last in action in January at UFC on ABC 1 on Fight Island.

Roberts has endured a turbulent time since his return to form in Moscow.

The one-time Cage Warriors competitor was due to take part in a 170lb barnburner with Denmark’s Nicolas Dalby at UFC London last March.

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That card, however, ended up being the first show to fall victim to the coronavirus pandemic.

The bout was rescheduled for the third event of the promotion's first stint on Fight Island last summer.

Injury, however, led to Jesse Ronson replacing the Liverpool-based leftie.

Roberts was then scheduled to face fellow vet Tim Means at UFC Vegas 35.

The fight, however, ended up being removed from the card for reasons still unknown.

Roberts will be hoping to make up for lost time and regain the momentum he built with his destruction of Imadaev in his bid to crack the welterweight top-15.

In November 2019, he told the Daily Star: “Things are going to change.

"I’ve been waiting for this change for a long time. I know I’m a top-ten, top-fifteen contender.

"I know I’m one of the best in the world.

“It’s just a case of getting the right fights to get to where we need to get. I feel this win has opened a lot of doors.

"And now my family and home life are settled and I’ve been able to make sure things are right for my son and his future, we’re going to be racking them heads on the wall. Trust me.”

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