Yoel Romero News

Jul 24, 2017 1:51 pm

Luke Rockhold and Yoel Romero go after each other on Twitter

The middleweight division that seemed so chaotic just a short time ago seems shaking itself out. With Michael Bisping vs Georges St-Pierre no longer a hot topic for Dana White and Robert Whittaker now the interim middleweight champion, it seems pretty clear who Bisping will fight next. Now, a couple of the contenders may be...

Jul 24, 2017 10:12 am

Michael Bisping to Chris Weidman: Put your f*cking Dad on a leash

Over the weekend, in the main event of UFC on Fox 25, former UFC middleweight champion scored a crucial submission win over surging contender Kelvin Gastelum, correcting a three-fight losing-streak in the process. Unsurprisingly, Weidman was tremendously excited with this win. His father, who is known to be one of his biggest fans, was also...

Jul 24, 2017 5:53 am

Yoel Romero wants Michael Bisping fight, even if it’s not for the belt: He needs to pay

Earlier this month, in the main event of UFC 213, Cuba’s Yoel Romero stepped into the cage with Robert Whittaker in an interim middleweight title fight. Despite a strong start, Romero lost this fight by unanimous decision, thereby losing his chance a a title-unifying showdown with undisputed champ Michael Bisping. While Romero understands he’s lost...

Jul 17, 2017 9:52 am

VIDEO | Yoel Romero films anti-Bisping promo on the streets of Cuba

Earlier this month, in the main event of the anticipated UFC 213, Cuban wrestler Yoel Romero stepped into the Octagon with surging Kiwi-Australian contender Robert Whittaker. The winner of this bout would be crowned the UFC’s interim middleweight champion, which would in turn earn them a title unifying showdown with undisputed middleweight champ Michael Bisping....

Jul 10, 2017 8:40 am

VIDEO | Yoel Romero responds to Michael Bisping ripping up the Cuban flag

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 213, Cuba’s Yoel Romero stepped onto the canvas with Australia’s Robert Whittaker in a bid to capture UFC interim middleweight gold. Had he won, he would have earned a fight with the undisputed middleweight champion – and his biggest rival – Michael Bisping. Regrettably for Romero and...

Jul 9, 2017 9:01 am

MMA community reacts to Robert Whittaker’s defeat of Yoel Romero

Last night, in the main event of UFC 213, Australia’s Robert Whittaker collided with Cuba’s Yoel Romero in an interim middleweight title fight. While Romero started strong, Whittaker stole the momentum in round three, and battered his foe to an impressive, unanimous decision win. With this result, Whittaker becomes the UFC interim middleweight champion. He is...

Jul 9, 2017 8:07 am

VIDEO | Yoel Romero has terrifying reaction to Bisping ripping up Cuban flag

Last night, in the main event of UFC 213, Cuba’s Yoel Romero collided with Australia’s Robert Whittaker for the UFC’s interim middleweight title. As this interim title battle raged, the undisputed champion – and Romero’s biggest critic – Michael Bisping watched on from cage-side. Mid-way through the fight, Bisping did his best to throw Romero...

Jul 8, 2017 10:05 pm

UFC 213 Results: Robert Whittaker defeats Yoel Romero (Highlights)

UFC 213 Results: Yoel Romero vs. Robert Whittaker Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker squared off for the UFC’s interim middleweight title in the main event of tonight’s UFC 213 pay-per-view card in Las Vegas. Round one begins and Romero takes the center of the cage. Whittaker comes forward with a head kick that misses. Romero...

Jul 7, 2017 12:39 pm

Yoel Romero explains love-hate relationship with Michael Bisping

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and top middleweight contender Yoel Romero have a rather lengthy, and very public, rivalry going back quite some time now. Following Yoel Romero’s knockout of Chris Weidman at UFC 205, where Bisping was in attendance for his Fox Sports 1 duties, the ‘Soldier of God’ campaigned for a fight with...

Jul 5, 2017 10:03 am

VIDEO | Before UFC 213, watch Yoel Romero score a ferocious, 48-second TKO in his MMA debut

This Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC 213, surging Cuban contender Yoel Romero will collide with Australia’s Robert Whittaker for the interim UFC middleweight title. Romero will enter this fight with a reputation as one of the best middleweights on earth. He’s on a 10-fight win-streak. This streak has seen him dispatch game opponents...

Jul 3, 2017 6:59 am

VIDEO | Ahead of UFC 213, watch Yoel Romero’s knockout-filled highlight reel

This Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC 213, Cuba’s Yoel Romero will collide with Kiwi contender Robert Whittaker for the UFC interim middleweight title. Romero, who is a former Olympic wrestler, will enter this fight on a wild, eight-fight win-streak. This streak began back in 2013, when he debuted in the UFC – and...

Jun 30, 2017 9:13 am

Yoel Romero discusses UFC 213 matchup with Robert Whittaker

At UFC 213, UFC middleweight Yoel Romero will look to claim UFC interim middleweight gold as he steps into the Octagon with streaking contender Robert Whittaker in a matchup which will see one man not only secure the interim title, but also a fight with Michael Bisping for the undisputed belt. Ahead of the fight,...

Jun 27, 2017 1:51 pm

Robert Whittaker explains why you won’t hear him trash talk his way to a fight

Robert Whittaker is set for the biggest fight of his career as he is set to take on Yoel Romero in a UFC interim middleweight title fight at UFC 213. Coming off an impressive TKO stoppage over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Whittaker has worked his way up to an interim title bout by letting his performances...

Jun 13, 2017 10:05 am

Michael Bisping makes his pick for Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker’s interim title fight

With UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping on the shelf nursing a knee injury, the UFC’s matchmaking team has opted to crown an interim middleweight champion to keep the division moving in the champ’s stead. This interim middleweight title fight will occur at UFC 213 this July 8, when streaking Cuban contender Yoel Romero collides with surging...

May 30, 2017 1:39 pm

Yoel Romero praises Robert Whittaker, still wants Michael Bisping

UFC middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero is currently gearing up for his UFC 213 showdown with fellow top ranked contender Robert Whittaker on July 9th. While the fight will be for the interim UFC middleweight championship given Michael Bisping’s inability to defend his belt due to a knee injury, Romero is ultimately still seeking a...

May 24, 2017 9:43 am

Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero react to news of their UFC 213 co-headlining bout

Last night, news broke that UFC 213’s originally planned headliner – a bantamweight title fight between champ Cody Garbrandt and challenger TJ Dillashaw  – had officially fallen through. With this news, it was announced that Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko’s women’s bantamweight title fight had been promoted to the main event spot, and that the...

May 23, 2017 5:29 pm

Two huge announcements just made for UFC 213

Two huge announcements were just made regarding July’s UFC 213 event in Las Vegas. The promotion announced that an interim middleweight title fight between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will co-headline the July 8 event. With that said, a women’s bantamweight title fight rematch between current champ Amanda Nunes and top contender Valentina Shevchenko will...

May 23, 2017 8:44 am

Michael Bisping hopes Robert Whittaker “beats the brains out of Yoel Romero”

From the sounds of it, Michael Bisping’s much discussed middleweight title defense against former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will not happen. If it does happen, it won’t be until the fall, as St-Pierre will not be available until then. Though this might give the impression that Bisping will defend his title against Yoel Romero or Robert...

May 20, 2017 10:51 am

VIDEO | Yoel Romero is absolutely hyped about his octagon return

VIDEO | Yoel Romero is absolutely hyped about his octagon return UFC President Dana White is no longer willing to wait for former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre. The brash UFC boss recently stated that the promotion has “moved on” from a proposed “super-fight” between GSP and current middleweight champion Michael Bisping, this after the...

May 19, 2017 8:18 am

UFC considering interim middleweight title fight for summer

The ongoing saga of the UFC middleweight title has continued to be an extremely confusing one. Although the UFC kicked off 2017 by announcing a middleweight title fight between middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre scrap for later this year, it was then revealed by St-Pierre that he would be willing...

May 15, 2017 1:56 pm

Fight odds: Yoel Romero opens as a big favorite over Michael Bisping

UFC President Dana White shocked quite a few people announcing that the UFC middleweight title fight between champion Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre is no longer happening. White added that Yoel Romero is now getting the shot against Bisping and the opening odds are not favoring the current champion. According to the Sportsbook odds via...

May 12, 2017 1:09 pm

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold calls for pivotal middleweight matchup if Bisping vs. Romero holds true

The UFC middleweight contenders voices were heard as many were unhappy with the initial announcement that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was going to challenge Michael Bisping for his middleweight title. With St-Pierre recently stating that he would not be ready to fight until after October, UFC President Dana White announced that he canceled...

May 11, 2017 5:51 am

Bisping vs. St-Pierre plans scrapped, Yoel Romero now gets next middleweight title shot

Several months ago, we learned that Georges St-Pierre and the UFC had squashed their differences, and that the former welterweight champion would be receive an immediate middleweight title shot against Michael Bisping upon his return. While this news was somewhat controversial, as St-Pierre’s shot deprived many of the middleweight division’s top contenders of their deserved...

May 2, 2017 2:19 pm

Yoel Romero confirms that he will only fight Anderson Silva for interim title

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva is possibly be on the verge of retiring and walking away from the UFC Octagon. An obviously upset and frustrated Silva vented his feelings to Ariel Helwani on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour, stating that he desperately wants to fight in his home country of Brazil at UFC...