Bellator acquires the services of Yoel Romero. The fighter was recently released by UFC but, instantly received a new banner.
UFC’s rival MMA promotion Bellator signs the recently released hottest free agent Yoel Romero. Romero parted ways with UFC after 8 years, the span in which he fought multiple title bouts and emerged as a formidable competitor.
In his entire UFC stint, he fought in the Middleweight division, where he was a set feature in the top rankings, and the fact that he was in the top-5 of the 185-pound weight class even at the time his marching orders came specifies the stature of the 43-year-old. Yet, UFC showed him the doors.
Romero became the first victim of the mass layoff that UFC is planning and, apparently departed on account of a slump in form and not being in the ideal age bracket. However, according to recent reports, he is not left in the open and has found a new ring to showcase his skill. As per reports, he will debut as a Light Heavyweight now.
Bellator acquires the services of former UFC title challenger Yoel Romero
Yoel Romero is headed to Bellator.
Romero has agreed to a new deal with Bellator, sources say. He is expected to sign imminently.
He’ll debut for the promotion in 2021 at 205 pounds. His debut date and fight aren’t set yet, sources say.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) December 14, 2020
With the broke-out of this news, a popular speculation has been solidified. It is a running conjecture that now Bellator’s another recent signee, UFC Veteran Anthony ‘Rumble’ Jonson- who also just recently exited from UFC- will eventually be targeted to fight Yoel Romero.
While, if this indeed becomes reality then it would be a sell-out fight. However, for that to happen a number of conditions will pile up. But, if it is the plan then evidently the first step has been taken by Bellator.
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