Columbia, Missouri’s Kevin Croom earns 1st UFC win, submits Roosevelt Roberts at ‘UFC Vegas 10’

Kevin Croom (©UFC)

Kevin Croom (©UFC)

Kevin “The Hard-Hitting Hillbilly” Croom, 33, of Columbia, Missouri, United States was one of the winners at “UFC Fight Night 177,” also known as “UFC on ESPN+ 35” or “UFC Vegas 10.” The veteran mixed martial artist earned his first victory in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Featuring 12 MMA matches, “UFC Vegas 10” took place at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on September 12, 2020. In the fifth bout of the evening, Croom fought Roosevelt “The Predator” Roberts, 26, of Lathrop, California, USA in the lightweight division.

Croom submitted Roberts in the first round. Here are the details:

  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)
  • Title: “UFC Fight Night 177″ (UFC on ESPN+ 35, UFC Vegas 10)
  • Venue: UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Date: September 12, 2020
  • Number of bouts: 12



1. Brazil
  1. Alan Patrick Silva Alves
2. Colombia
  1. Sabina Mazo
3. Germany
  1. Ottman Azaitar
4. Guam
  1. Roque Martinez
5. Moldova
  1. Alexander Romanov
6. Morocco
  1. Ottman Azaitar
7. USA
  1. Andrea Lee
  2. Angela Hill
  3. Anthony Ivy
  4. Billy Quarantillo
  5. Bobby Green
  6. Brok Weaver
  7. Bryan Barberena
  8. Ed Herman
  9. Jalin Turner
  10. Julia Avila
  11. Justine Kish
  12. Kevin Croom
  13. Khama Worthy
  14. Kyle Nelson
  15. Michelle Waterson
  16. Mike Rodriguez
  17. Roosevelt Roberts
  18. Roxanne Modaferri
  19. Sijara Eubanks


Competing professionally since 2009, Croom made his UFC debut at “UFC Vegas 10.” He previously competed in Fighting Alliance Championship, Bellator MMA, Legacy Fighting Alliance, Titan Fighting Championship and Cage Time Production, among others.




Fighter Kevin Croom Roosevelt Roberts
Fight Name The Hard-Hitting Hillbilly The Predator
Age 33 26
Height 5’11” 6’1″
Team Glory MMA & Fitness, Lee’s Summit, Missouri, USA Adrenaline Martial Arts, San Bernardino, California, USA
Previous UFC bouts 0 5



Fight result

  • REFEREE: Chris Tognoni
  • METHOD: Submission via Guillotine Choke
  • TIME AND ROUND: 0:31 of Round 1

Professional MMA record after “UFC Vegas 10”

Kevin Croom

Khama Worthy

Wins 22 10
Losses 12 3
Draws 0 0
No Contests 0 0


Croom and Ottman “Bulldozer” Azaitar, 30, of Germany and Morocco were the recipients of the Performance of the Night bonuses. The main event, a women’s strawweight bout between Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson, 34, of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA and Angela “Overkill” Hill, 35, of San Diego, California, USA was the Fight of the Night.

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