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"Soldier of God"

13-5-0

Yoel Romero

Yoel "Soldier of God" Romero

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Fighter Details

  • Given Name: Yoel Romero Palacio
  • Pro MMA Record: 13-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: Soldier of God
  • Current Streak: 3 Losses
  • Age: 43 | Date of Birth: 1977.04.30
  • Last Fight: March 07, 2020 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Middleweight | Last Weigh-In: 185.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: American Top Team
  • Height: 6'0" (183cm) | Reach: 73.5" (187cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,632,000 USD
  • Born: Pinar Del Rio, Cuba
  • Fighting out of: Coconut Creek, Florida
  • College: N/A
  • Foundation Style: Wrestling
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Yoel Romero is a Cuban middleweight fighter currently signed to the UFC. He trains out of American Top Team in Coconut Creek, Florida. Romero is best known for earning a silver medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2000 summer games in Sydney Australia, representing his home country of Cuba.  Romero lost to Adam Saitiev in the finals. He has also medaled multiple times in the Freestyle Wrestling World Championships between 1998 and 2005, earning the gold medal in 1999. All of his fights have ended with a T/KO including his seven wins. He has earned the "Knockout of the Night" bonus and the "Fight of the Night" one time each..


Yoel's professional career began with four fights around Europe, all of which he won by T/KO. This earned him a spot in Strikeforce where he fought and lost to Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante by TKO in the 2nd round. Romero would be signed to the UFC when Strikeforce was shuttered and he would make his UFC debut against Clifford Starks as part of the UFC on Fox 7 card. He would win in impressive fashion, finishing Starks in the first round with a beautiful flying knee landed and he finished him with punches. Romero would earn Knockout of the Night in his UFC debut. He took on Ronny Markes at UFC: Fight for the Troops 3 and was able to pick up yet another TKO, this time in the third round. He fought Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 35. After an exciting, back and forth fight, Romero was able to secure a TKO win with less than two minutes left in the fight. Both fighters were awarded the "Fight of the Night" bonus for their performance.


Romero will look to extend his UFC win streak to 4 fights when he faces Brad Tavares at UFC on FOX 11.

Last updated 04.16.2014, 10:59 AM ET
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