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Yoel Romero Fighter Statistics

Pro MMA Record: 14-6-0

Romero started training in wrestling in the 1990s, and eventually representing Cuba at senior level in the FILA Wrestling World Championships, which is held in non-Olympic years, from 1997–2005. At the 1999 World Wrestling Championships Romero became world champion by defeating the 1996 Olympic gold medalist, Khadzhimurad Magomedov of Russia. He missed out on becoming world champion again in 2002. After landing a three-point throw against Adam Saitiev to take a 3–2 lead, Romero was penalized a point for passivity with 20 seconds remaining. In overtime, after a scramble that saw Romero end on top, it was judged Saitiev had scored in the interim.

Last Fight: Alex Polizzi
Age: 45
Height 5'10"
Weight 205 lbs
Nick Name: "Soldier of God"
Nationality: United States
Association: American Top Team
14 Wins
KO / TKO
12
85%
Submission
0
0%
Decisions
2
14%
6 Losses
KO / TKO
1
16%
Submission
0
0%
Decisions
5
83%

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Residence Miami, Florida, U.S
Reach 73 in (185 cm)
Style Wrestling
Team American Top Team
Wrestling Olympic Freestyle Wrestling
Years active 2009–present (MMA)1997–2005, 2007 (freestyle wrestling)
Children 3

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Yoel Romero next fight?
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Yoel Romero last fight?
Yoel Romero won his last fight against Alex Polizzi by TKO (Punches) on May. 06, 2022 at Bellator 280 - Bader vs. Kongo 2.
Is Yoel Romero retired?
Yoel Romero last fought Alex Polizzi 6 months and 22 days ago, and should be considered active.
Should I bet on Yoel Romero?
Yoel Romero has a 70% win percentage, and has been favored to win in 62% of his fights.
Out of the 16 fights we have recorded, his opening odds average is a -166 favorite, and out of 10 favored matches, he has won 70% of them.
As an underdog he has been in 6 matches, with a win rate of 50% and an odds average of +136.
According to online odds, if you had bet $100 on all 16 of Yoel Romero betting fights, you would have made $321.
Conversely if you had bet $100 on all of his opponents, you would have lost $423.
Where is Yoel Romero from?
Yoel Romero is from Miami, Florida3Arena, Dublin, Ireland, United States.
Has Yoel Romero ever been knocked out?
Yoel Romero has lost 1 time by KO/TKO. Their only defeat KO (Punches) from Rafael Cavalcante on Sep. 10, 2011 at Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Kharitonov
How long has Yoel Romero been fighting?
Yoel Romero has been fighting for a period of 12 years 3 months and 17 days, his first fight was on Dec. 20, 2009 at FOTN - Fight of the Night 2009. He has accumalated roughly 4 hours, 9 minutes and 36 seconds of professional combat.

Fight Record

W / L Opponent Event/Date Method Referee Round Time
win Alex Polizzi Bellator 280 - Bader vs. Kongo 2
May/06/2022
TKO (Punches) Mike Beltran 3 4:59
loss Phil Davis Bellator 266 - Romero vs. Davis
Sep/18/2021
Decision (Split) Mike Beltran 3 5:00
loss Israel Adesanya UFC 248 - Adesanya vs. Romero
Mar/07/2020
Decision (Unanimous) Dan Miragliotta 5 5:00
loss Paulo Costa UFC 241 - Cormier vs. Miocic 2
Aug/17/2019
Decision (Unanimous) Jason Herzog 3 5:00
loss Robert Whittaker UFC 225 - Whittaker vs. Romero 2
Jun/09/2018
Decision (Split) Dan Miragliotta 5 5:00
win Luke Rockhold UFC 221 - Romero vs. Rockhold
Feb/10/2018
KO (Punches) Marc Goddard 3 1:48
loss Robert Whittaker UFC 213 - Romero vs. Whittaker
Jul/08/2017
Decision (Unanimous) John McCarthy 5 5:00
win Chris Weidman UFC 205 - Alvarez vs. McGregor
Nov/12/2016
KO (Flying Knee) Mario Yamasaki 3 0:24
win Ronaldo Souza UFC 194 - Aldo vs. McGregor
Dec/12/2015
Decision (Split) Marc Goddard 3 5:00
win Lyoto Machida UFC Fight Night 70 - Machida vs. Romero
Jun/27/2015
KO (Elbows) John McCarthy 3 1:38
win Tim Kennedy UFC 178 - Johnson vs. Cariaso
Sep/27/2014
TKO (Punches) John McCarthy 3 0:58
win Brad Tavares UFC on Fox 11 - Werdum vs. Browne
Apr/19/2014
Decision (Unanimous) Jorge Ortiz 3 5:00
win Derek Brunson UFC Fight Night 35 - Rockhold vs. Philippou
Jan/15/2014
TKO (Punches and Elbows) Blake Grice 3 3:23
win Ronny Markes UFC Fight Night 31 - Fight for the Troops 3
Nov/06/2013
KO (Punches) Mario Yamasaki 3 1:39
win Clifford Starks UFC on Fox 7 - Henderson vs. Melendez
Apr/20/2013
KO (Flying Knee and Punches) Mike Beltran 1 1:32
loss Rafael Cavalcante Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Kharitonov
Sep/10/2011
KO (Punches) Dan Miragliotta 2 4:51
win Laszlo Eck FOTN - Fight of the Night 2011
May/27/2011
KO (Punch) 1 0:33
win Nikita Petrovs SFC 4 - MMA Fight Night
Mar/05/2011
TKO (Retirement) Kurt Braun 1 2:58
win Michal Fijalka IFF - The Eternal Struggle
Oct/08/2010
TKO (Retirement) Mariusz Slotta 3 4:05
win Sascha Weinpolter FOTN - Fight of the Night 2009
Dec/20/2009
TKO (Punches) 1 0:48