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Bobby Voelker

"Vicious" Bobby Voelker

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  • Given Name: Robert James Voelker
  • Professional MMA Record: 24-12-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Vicious
  • Current Streak: 4 Losses
  • Age: 35 | Date of Birth: 1979.04.26
  • Last Fight: June 07, 2014 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
  • Gym/Affiliation: Finney's MMA
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 74.0" (188cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $59,500 USD
  • Born: United States
  • Fighter Pages: Sherdog  |  Wikipedia  |  The UG
  • Fighting out of: Kansas City, Kansas
  • Personal Pages: Twitter  |  Facebook

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Bobby Voelker is an American welterweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He trains out of American Juijitsu in Kansas City, Kansas. He has previously fought for MCC, where he held the 170 pound title, Titan FC, Extreme Challenge, M-1, and Strikeforce. He has notable wins over Kyle Bradley and Roger Bowling who he beat twice in three fights in the first ever trilogy series in Strikeforce. Of his twenty four wins, nineteen have been finishes including fifteen T/KOs, although all of his submission win have been due to strikes.  

Voelker began boxing and kickboxing in high school. He showed a penchant for fighting throughout his youth, having been incolved in numerous street fights and he was charged with battery when he was eighteen years old. He would take up MMA in order to channel his aggression. He was undefeated in his nine fight amateur career and was ranked #1 in the ISCF amateur rankings. He turned pro in 2006. Bobby would fight in various regional Midwestern promotions for the first three and a half years of his career and would compile a 20-7 record.  

In late 2009, Booby was signed by Strikeforce to fight in their "Challengers" series of cards. He would make his debut in his hometown of Kansas City, taking on 10-1 prospect, Erik Apple, who he would defeat by TKO in the second round. His next fight was against Roger Bowling. Voelker would lose a technical decision after accidentally poking Roger in the eye. He was able to defeat Cory Devela by decision two months later and was granted a rematch with Bowling. The pair headlined Strikeforce Challengers: Bowling vs. Voelker II in late 2010. This time, Bobby was able to dominate the fight and picked up a TKO win in the second round. Since they had split their first two fights, they were granted another rematch eight months later and again headlined, this time at Strikeforce Challengers: Voelker vs Bowling III. This marked the first ever trilogy fight in Strikeforce history. Bobby would again pick up a second round TKO victory.  

Voelker was moved to the UFC when Strikeforce ceased operations in 2013. He made his promotional debut at UFC 158 after a twenty month layoff. He took on Patrick Cote, but would come up on the short end of a unanimous decision. He was next expected to take on James Head, but was asked to step in as a late replacement against Robbie Lawler at UFC on Fox 8. He would be knocked out by a headkick early in the second round to the future title contender. This sent is record to 4-4 in his last eight fights. He took on William Patolino at UFC 168 and would lose a unanimous decision after being badly bloodied throughout the fight.

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Record by Year and By Promotion

Professional Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Lance Benoist
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: -125 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
William Macario
Ref: Mario Yamasaki
UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: -145 Slight Favorite | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Walkout Music: Deftones feat. Max Cavalera - Headup
Cancelled Bout James Head UFC UFN 27 2013.08.28
Reason: Voelker to Lawler Bout
Loss | KO/TKO
0:24 Round 2 of 3, 5:24 Total
Robbie Lawler
Ref: Dan Miragliotta
UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +300 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
#43 Best MMA Knockout of the Year 2013
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Patrick Cote
Ref: Philippe Chartier
UFC 158: St. Pierre vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +175 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs
Cancelled Bout Nah-shon Burrell Strikeforce 2012.05.19
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:16 Round 2 of 3, 7:16 Total
Roger Bowling
Ref: Josh Rosenthal
Strikeforce Challengers 17: Bowling vs. Voelker 3
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +155 Slight Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $11,000 ($5,500 Base, $5,500 Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:58 Round 2 of 3, 8:58 Total
Roger Bowling
Ref: Dan Stell
Strikeforce Challengers 11: Bowling vs. Voelker 2
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +380 Moderate Underdog Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $9,000 ($4,500 Base, $4,500 Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.8 lbs
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total
Cory Devela
Ref: Ryan Hoisington
Strikeforce Challengers 9: Rosario vs. Mahe
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +170 Slight Underdog | Weigh-In: 170.4 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 11:38 Total
Roger Bowling
Ref: Shawn Gregory
Strikeforce Challengers 8: Lindland vs Casey
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Odds: +348 Moderate Underdog | Disclosed Pay: $3,500 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:23 Round 1 of 3
Erik Apple
Strikeforce Challengers 5: Woodley vs. Bears
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs
Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Brendan Seguin Titan FC 2009.10.02
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Tom Aaron Missouri Regional 2009.06.12
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Dominic Brown Titan FC 2009.03.13
Win | KO/TKO | Punches CJ Fernandes Missouri Regional 2009.01.23
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Jacob Volkmann Victory Fighting Championship 2008.12.05
Win | Decision | Unanimous Amir Rahnavardi M-1 Global 2008.10.29
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Dominic Brown Victory Fighting Championship 2008.07.26
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Ryan Braun Midwest Cage Championship 2008.06.14
Loss | KO/TKO | Punch Kevin Burns Victory Fighting Championship 2008.05.09
Win | Submission | Punches Nathan Looker Missouri Regional 2008.04.05
Loss | Decision | Split Joey Gorczynski Titan FC 2008.03.22
Win | Submission | Strikes Matt Delanoit Midwest Cage Championship 2007.11.21
Loss | Submission | Armlock Leonardo Pecanha Titan FC 2007.07.27
Win | Decision | Unanimous Danny Anderson Victory Fighting Championship 2007.05.18
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Warren Walker Titan FC 2007.03.23
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Victor Moreno Midwest Cage Championship 2007.02.17
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Ken Jackson Titan FC 2007.01.26
Win | Decision | Unanimous Ted Worthington Midwest Cage Championship 2007.01.13
Win | Submission | Punches Jody Lithicum Kansas Regional 2006.11.17
Win | Decision | Unanimous Clayton Marrs Freestyle Cage Fighting 2006.11.10
Win | Submission | Punches Jack Hodge Titan FC 2006.08.04
Loss | Decision | Unanimous Justin Wilcox Extreme Challenge 2006.07.15
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Brian Green Titan FC 2006.06.09
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Johnathan Richmond Titan FC 2006.05.12
Loss | KO/TKO | Punches Victor Moreno Midwest Cage Championship 2006.04.08
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Kyle Bradley Titan FC 2006.03.11
Win | KO/TKO | Punches Demi Deeds Midwest Cage Championship 2006.02.11
Amateur Results Opponent Event Date
Win | Submission Josh Johnson International Sport Combat Federation 2005.05.21
Win | KO/TKO Kris Ricks Missouri Regional 2005.03.25
Win | Decision Savant Young Missouri Regional 2005.01.21
Win | Submission Billy Carey Missouri Regional 2004.10.08
Win | KO/TKO Demi Deeds International Sport Combat Federation 2004.02.27
Win | KO/TKO | Knee Ed Sun Missouri Regional 2003.10.04
Win | KO/TKO | Knee Jason Purcell International Sport Combat Federation 2003.06.21
Win | KO/TKO | Knees Jay Hanewinkel International Sport Combat Federation 2003.05.03
Win | KO/TKO Joe Garza International Sport Combat Federation 2003.03.08
Win | KO/TKO Ryan Begg International Sport Combat Federation 2002.11.16

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