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"Vicious"

24-12-0

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
  • Affiliation: Finney's HIT Squad
  • 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.


Last updated 12.28.2013, 10:06 PM ET
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Record by Year and By Promotion

Pro Results Opponent Event Date
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Lance Benoist
24-11-0 6-2-0

UFC Fight Night 42: Henderson vs. Khabilov
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2014.06.07
Odds: -125 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.5 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

William Macário
24-10-0 6-1-0

UFC 168: Weidman vs. Silva 2
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.12.28
Odds: -145 (Slight Favorite) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs | Referee: Mario Yamasaki | 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
24-9-0 20-9-0

UFC on FOX 8: Johnson vs. Moraga
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.07.27
Odds: +300 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $12,000 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs | Referee: Dan Miragliotta
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Patrick Cote
24-8-0 18-8-0

UFC 158: St. Pierre vs. Diaz
Preliminary Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2013.03.16
Odds: +175 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 169.0 lbs | Referee: Philippe Chartier
#47 Best MMA Fight of the Year for 2013
Cancelled Bout Nah-shon Burrell Strikeforce 2012.05.19
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
2:16 Round 2 of 3, 7:16 Total

Roger Bowling
23-8-0 9-1-0

Strikeforce Challengers 17: Bowling vs. Voelker 3
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2011.07.22
Odds: +155 (Slight Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $11,000 ($5,500 Base, $5,500 Bonus) | Weigh-In: 171.0 lbs | Referee: Josh Rosenthal
Win | KO/TKO | Strikes
3:58 Round 2 of 3, 8:58 Total

Roger Bowling
22-8-0 8-0-0

Strikeforce Challengers 11: Bowling vs. Voelker 2
Main Event | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.10.23
Odds: +380 (Moderate Underdog) Upset Victory | Disclosed Pay: $9,000 ($4,500 Base, $4,500 Bonus) | Weigh-In: 170.8 lbs | Referee: Dan Stell
Win | Decision | Split
3 Rounds, 15:00 Total

Cory Devela
21-8-0 11-4-0

Strikeforce Challengers 9: Rosario vs. Mahe
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.07.24
Odds: +170 (Slight Underdog) | Weigh-In: 170.4 lbs | Referee: Ryan Hoisington
Loss | Decision | Unanimous
3 Rounds, 11:38 Total

Roger Bowling
21-7-0 7-0-0

Strikeforce Challengers 8: Lindland vs Casey
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2010.05.22
Odds: +348 (Moderate Underdog) | Disclosed Pay: $3,500 Base | Weigh-In: 170.0 lbs | Referee: Shawn Gregory
Win | KO/TKO | Punches
1:23 Round 1 of 3

Erik Apple
20-7-0 10-1-0

Strikeforce Challengers 5: Woodley vs. Bears
Main Card | Welterweight | 170 lbs

2009.11.20
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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