Archive: Yoel Romero

May 15, 2015 8:19 am

Machida vs. Romero to headline UFC Fight Night 70 in Florida

A key middleweight bout will headline next month’s UFC Fight Night 70 event in Florida, as UFC officials recently announced that former UFC title holder Lyoto Machida will face surging contender Yoel Romero in the card’s main event slot. UFC Fight Night 70 was originally slated to go down in Brazil, but will now take...

Feb 12, 2015 10:55 am

Romero vs. ‘Jacare’ Rebooked For UFC on FOX 15 Co-main Event

A key middleweight bout featuring Yoel Romero taking on ‘Jacare’ Souza has been re-booked and will now serve as the co-main event for April’s UFC on FOX 15 event. Ariel Helwani reported the news on Wednesday night’s edition of “UFC Tonight” on FOX Sports 1. Former Strikeforce middleweight title holder Ronaldo Souza is currently riding...

Feb 2, 2015 12:56 pm

Belfort was open to fight Romero, just not Machida at UFC 184

Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort have been scheduled to fight for the UFC’s middleweight title on three separate occasions. Unfortunately for fight fans, the grudge match has still not come to fruition, due to back-to-back injuries suffered by the “All American” champion. When Weidman was forced to pull out of February’s UFC 184 headliner, Vitor...

Nov 17, 2014 4:26 pm

Kennedy teasing drop to welterweight: “I can make it”

Tim Kennedy hasn’t fought since the infamous ‘stoolgate’ incident at UFC 175, in which Yoel Romero’s corner stalled to give Romero an extra 25 seconds to recover between rounds after being rocked. At the start of the next round, Romero went out and KO’d Kennedy (Read our breakdown HERE). Kennedy spoke to Submission Radio to...

Oct 24, 2014 5:49 pm

Jacare agrees To Fight This Guy, But Only On One Condition

Top ranked UFC middleweight Jacare Souza is widely believed to be the #1 contender to Chris Weidman’s UFC strap after Vitor Belfort gets his crack at the champ in 2015. However, UFC President Dana White stated that after Souza beat Gegard Mousasi, he would likely still need one more fight before getting a title shot....

Oct 3, 2014 10:53 am

Joe Rogan Sounds Off On Romero-Kennedy Controversy

UFC commentator Joe Rogan is never one to shy away from speaking his mind, and he did so on a recent episode of his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, where he discussed his thoughts on ‘stoolgate’ at UFC 178, where Yoel Romero’s corner stalled an extra 29-seconds between rounds to give their fighter time to...

Sep 29, 2014 3:59 pm

UFC 178 Medical Suspensions: Kennedy Out Up To 6 Months

UFC 178 took place this past weekend, and what a night it was for fight fans. Below are the full medical suspensions for the event, fighters not listed suffered no significant injuries, and are suspended for the mandatory 7-days. MMAFighting obtained the medical report from the NSAC. Tim Kennedy: Required to clear left orbital inferior...

Sep 29, 2014 3:53 pm

Tim Kennedy Slams John McCarthy: “He F****d Up Majorly”

Tim Kennedy lost via TKO in his UFC 178 bout against Yoel Romero this past Saturday at UFC 178, however the bout was riddled with controversy. From Kennedy grabbing Romero’s glove, to Romero’s corner buying their fighter extra time. (Read our breakdown of the situation HERE) Kennedy joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to...

Sep 29, 2014 10:17 am

UFC 178 Salary Report: Johnson, McGregor Top Payroll

This past weekend the UFC held arguably one of the biggest Pay-Per View’s of the year in UFC 178. The card was headlined by Demetrious Johnson as he defended his flyweight title against Chris Cariaso. Johnson emerged victorious, defeating Cariaso via submission in the second round. Below is the salary report for the event, which...

Sep 28, 2014 5:09 pm

Dana White Talks Romero-Kennedy Controversey

At UFC 178, Yoel Romero pulled off a seemingly miraculous comeback against Tim Kennedy, but the finish wasn’t without controversy (read about it HERE) UFC President Dana White joined Ariel Helwani on Fox Sports 1 to discuss the event, including the Romero-Kennedy controversy.

Sep 28, 2014 2:26 pm

Breakdown of Romero/Kennedy Controversy and How to Solve It

UFC middleweights Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero stumbled upon a drama-filled bout this past Saturday night at “UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso”. Toward the end of the second round, Kennedy grabbed hold of Romero’s wrist and caught him with a right hand. After some wiggling of Romero’s wrist, Kennedy accidentally hooked his two fingers on...

Sep 28, 2014 11:16 am

NAC: Liklihood Of Romero-Kennedy Being Overturned Is “Very Slim”

Yesterday on the main card of UFC 178, Tim Kennedy was defeated by Yoel Romero after a bizarre series of events. With 10 seconds left in the second, Romero was rocked, but fell into the cage, preventing him from going down. He survived the final seconds of the round, but his corner bought him some...

Sep 28, 2014 10:11 am

QUICK TWITT: Pros React To Romero’s Controversial Win Over Kennedy

Yesterday on the main card of UFC 178, after nearly being KO’d at the end of round 2, Yoel Romero’s corner bought him nearly 30 extra seconds on the stool between rounds. When the 3rd round started Romero went out and TKO’d Tim Kennedy. Below is a compilation of some of the best reactions from...

Sep 28, 2014 9:41 am

Tim Kennedy Confronts Yoel Romero Backstage Post Fight

Following a controversial period between the second and third round where Yoel Romero was left on the stool for an extra 25 seconds after nearly being KO’d at the end of the 2nd round, Yoel Romero went out and TKO’d Tim Kennedy. Kennedy, who was rightfully upset about the situation, confronted Romero backstage about the...

Sep 27, 2014 10:48 pm

NSAC Will Review Romero Controversy Between Rounds

Earlier tonight at UFC 178, Yoel Romero finished Tim Kennedy in the third round. However, the controversy came after Romero was considered out on his feet at the end of the second round, but survived the last 10-seconds. When the bell rang for the start of the 3rd, Romero was still seated on the stool,...

Sep 27, 2014 10:29 pm

UFC 178 Post-Fight Bonuses

At the UFC 178 post-fight press conference, UFC President Dana White announced the post-fight bonuses from the event. They are as follows, and each fighter wins $50,000. Fight Of The Night – Kennedy vs. Romero (Romero wins via TKO – 3rd round) Performance of the Night: Conor McGregor, and Dominick Cruz.

Sep 27, 2014 8:11 pm

UFC 178 Results: Romero Nearly KOd in Round 2 Only to TKO Kennedy in Round 3

Yoel Romero overpowered Tim Kennedy in the first round and it seemed like he was in full control of the bout. Kennedy showed no signs of frustration and simply waited for an opportunity to present itself. That opportunity presented itself in round two with only seconds remaining. After seeing little offense, Kennedy grabbed the wrist...

Sep 27, 2014 4:34 pm

“UFC 178” Results: Gamburyan Makes Comeback, Submits Gibson In Round 2

Manny Gamburyan may have earned himself a “Performance of the Night” bonus with his showing in the octagon tonight against Cody Gibson. This was the first bout of the night and it aired exclusively on UFC Fight Pass. All signs were pointing to Gamburyan losing by technical knockout as he kept getting wobbled with Gibson’s...

Sep 27, 2014 10:46 am

“UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso” Official Results Thread

In case you can’t catch UFC 178 tonight, you can read up on all the results below! Main Card (Pay-Per View) Demetrious Johnson def. Chris Cariaso by way of Submission (Kimura) 2:29 of Round 2 Donald Cerrone def. Eddie Alvarez by way of Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Conor Poirier def. Dustin Poirier by way...

Sep 27, 2014 9:07 am

Romero Overlooked Wrestling For Judo As A Kid

Olympic wrestling silver medalist Yoel Romero admitted that as a child, he wanted to do Judo because he liked the uniform better. The uniform he’s talking about is the Gi, as opposed to the wrestling singlet. Ahead of his bout against Tim Kennedy tonight at UFC 178 he spoke to MMAjunkie Radio about growing up...

Sep 26, 2014 6:39 pm

Kennedy Predicts Fight With Romero

Tomorrow night Tim Kennedy will face Yoel Romero on the main card of UFC 178. Prior to that however, Kennedy gave his thoughts as to how the fight would go.

Sep 26, 2014 5:41 pm

Kennedy Slams “Smaller And Fatter” No TRT Belfort

Tim Kennedy is currently gearing up for his UFC 178 main card bout tomorrow against Yoel Romero, however that hasn’t stopped Kennedy from taking some time to talk trash to Vitor Belfort. Kennedy spoke to MMAFighting about PED usage in MMA, and why people who say it’s okay, are dead wrong. “Have one of those...

Sep 26, 2014 4:50 pm

PHOTOS | Staredowns From UFC 178 Weigh-ins

UFC 178 takes place tomorrow night from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The weigh-ins for the event took place just moments ago. Check out the staredowns from all the main card fighters below! Demetrious Johnson vs. Chris Cariaso – for flyweight title Donald Cerrone vs. Eddie Alvarez

Sep 26, 2014 10:20 am

Tim Kennedy’s Fighting Style Won’t Change For Anyone

Tim Kennedy has been on a tear of the middleweight division lately, going 3-0 since joining the UFC, and even defeating #7 ranked Michael Bisping. Tomorrow night at UFC 178, he looks to build upon his already impressive resume by defeating Yoel Romero. The only argument against Kennedy however, is that he is a boring...

Jul 21, 2014 10:10 am

Tim Kennedy Takes Shots At Belfort, Believes Yoel Romero Is Better

UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy spoke to Submission Radio about his upcoming fight with Yoel Romero, and how despite his desire to fight Vitor Belfort, he is content with fighter Romero, who he believes is a better fighter than Belfort. It is worth noting that Romero is a Olympic silver medalist, placing second in the 2000...

Jul 8, 2014 1:52 pm

Kennedy vs. Romero Set For UFC 178

Middleweights Tim Kennedy and Yoel Romero will square off at UFC 178 in a match that will likely go to the ground given the elite wrestling background of both fighters. Kennedy is 3-0 in the UFC, and is coming off a dominant performance against Michael Bisping at the TUF Nations Finale. Prior to that, Kennedy...

Apr 7, 2014 8:30 am

VIDEO | Fox Sports Profiles UFC Middleweight Yoel Romero

Cuban born Olympic silver medalist Yoel Romero has taken the UFC middleweight division by storm. His journey from prolific wrestler to MMA star with ferocious knockout power is one that highlights his integrity and endurance.