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Yoel Romero Biography, Wiki, Net Worth, Age, Height, Record, Career

Yoel Romero Biography: Yoel Romero is a Cuban MMA fighter who spent seven years with the UFC before joining Bellator MMA. Romero has had multiple championship chances and has headlined three pay-per-view events during his MMA career.

Yoel Romero Biography

Yoel Romero Biography: Yoel Romero Palacio was born on April 30, 1977, in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, and grew up as a great amateur wrestler. Romero established himself as one of the world’s best wrestlers, frequently winning competitions at the Wrestling World Cup and Pan American Championships.

He won an Olympic silver medal in 2000 in Sydney, Australia, and competed in the 2004 Olympics. After his time representing Cuba in wrestling ended, Romero switched his attention to mixed martial arts and began training in Sambo.

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Yoel Romero Wiki

Yoel Romero Biography: Yoel Romero Palacio was born on April 30, 1977, in Pinar del Rio, Cuba, and grew up as a great amateur wrestler.

NameYoel Romero
Date Of BirthApril 30, 1977
Birth PlacePinar del Río, Cuba
Height5ft 10inch
Zodiac SignTaurus
ProfessionMixed Martial Artist
Net Worth$10 million
Car CollectionN/A

Yoel Romero Personal Life

Romero and his wife have one daughter; he has two daughters and a son in Cuba.

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What is Yoel Romero Net Worth?

Yoel Romero is a Cuban MMA fighter and former freestyle wrestler with a net worth of $10 million.

Yoel Romero Biography

Yoel Romero Wrestling career

Romero began wrestling training in the 1990s, eventually representing Cuba at the senior level in the FILA Wrestling World Championships, rejected in non-Olympic years between 1997 and 2005. Romero became world champion at the 1999 World Wrestling Championships by knocking out the 1996 Olympic gold medalist Khadzhimurat Magomedov of Russia.

In 2002, he lost to become world champion again. Romero has assessed a point for inactivity with 20 seconds remaining after hitting a triple against Adam Saitiev to establish a 3–2 lead. In overtime, following an argument in which Romero emerged on top, it was determined that Saitiev had scored during the intermission.

Romero only missed out on a medal at the 1997 and 2003 world championships, when he placed fifth and sixth due to diseases. A gold medal at the 2003 Pan American Games, a quadrennial competition conducted the year before the Olympics, and multiple FILA Wrestling World Cup medals are also notable achievements. Romero competed infrequently after 2005, as he was suspended for the entirety of 2006 by the Cuban Wrestling Federation for allegedly throwing his 2005 World Championships match against Mindorashvili. After winning the German Grand Prix in the summer of 2007, he decided to stay in Germany rather than return to Cuba.

Yoel Romero MMA Career

In December 2009, Romero made his professional mixed martial arts début after defecting to Germany in 2007. From 2008 to 2011, Romero was trained by Peter Althof’s “Martial Arts Gym Nürnberg”‘s Serge Kuftin (combat sambo & MMA instructor) and Zike Simic (kickboxing coach). Romero built up a record of 5–0 in multiple promotions in Germany and Poland over three years.

Romero signed with Strikeforce in July 2011 and made his promotional debut on September 10, 2011, against Rafael Cavalcante at Strikeforce 36. He was knocked out in the second round of the match. A cervical injury rendered him inactive until 2013.

Yoel Romero UFC Career

After the UFC acquired Strikeforce, Romero made his promotional and middleweight debut on April 20, 2013, at UFC on Fox 7 against Clifford Starks. He knocked out his opponent with a flying knee in the first round. This victory earned him the award for Knockout of the Night.

Romero was scheduled to face Derek Brunson at UFC 164 on August 31, 2013. Brunson, however, received an injury and withdrew from the match. Brian Houston was briefly mentioned as a possible replacement but was not medically accepted to compete at the event, so the fight was canceled. Romero fought Ronny Markes in his second UFC fight on November 6, 2013, during UFC Fight Night 31. He won the fight via third-round knockout.

Romero was scheduled to face Uriah Hall at UFC on ESPN 15 on August 22, 2020. However, Romero dropped from the bout on August 11 for unknown reasons. The fight was ultimately canceled.

Romero was set to battle Vadim Nemkov for the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Championship at Bellator 290 on February 4, 2023. However, Nemkov was forced to retire for an unknown cause, and the fight was called off.

On June 16, 2023, Romero faced up against Vadim Nemkov for the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Championship at Bellator 297. He was defeated by unanimous decision.

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