A Cuban mixed martial artist, as well as a former freestyle wrestler, is named for Yoel Romero who is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, competing in the Middleweight division.
Yoel Romero is also a former world gold medalist and an Olympic silver medalist who has won six world and Olympic medals in total. As of August 19, 2019, he is #3 in the UFC middleweight rankings. Overall, he is a very talented MMA Fighter.
Bio, Age, Parents, Nationality
Inside Content (Biography)
Yoel Romero was born Yoel Romero Palacio on April 30, 1977, in Pinal del Rio, Cuba. His nationality is Cuban, and his ethnicity is black. He is a devout Christian. Yoan Pablo Hernandez, his younger brother, also participates in boxing. He has a sports science bachelor’s degree. As of now, there is no detail about his parents. In the year 2019, he turned 42 years old.
Career, Net Worth-2023
Yoel began wrestling training in 1990, and from 1997 to 2005, he represented Cuba at the senior level in the FILA Wrestling World Championships, which are held in non-Olympic years.
He won the World Wrestling Championships in 1999 by beating Russia’s Khadzhimurad Magomedov, the 1996 Olympic gold medalist.
In 2002, he narrowly missed becoming a world champion for the second time.
He competed in the 2000 Olympics and won a silver medal in the freestyle wrestling event.
In the 2004 summer Olympics, he finished in fourth place.
In addition, he won a gold medal at the Pan American Games in 2003.
The Cuban Wrestling Federation suspended him in 2006 for allegedly throwing a World Championship match.
In December 2009, he made his MMA debut in the ring after receiving training from Sergej Kuftin and Zike Simic in Germany.
He broke his neck at the Strikeforce promotion in July 2011, which held him out of the ring for a while, but he returned with the biggest MMA promotion, the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
He made his UFC debut as a middleweight on April 20, 2013, against Clifford Starks, where he won in the first round, knocking out his opponent to earn the title of “Knockout of the Night,” and he knocked out his opponent in the third round in his second UFC bout in November.
In January 2014, he knocked out Derek Brunson in the third round with a vicious knockout, and in his fourth fight, he beat Brad Tavares by unanimous decision.
He fought Tim Kennedy in a match where he was seriously injured and given extra time to recover, which raised some eyebrows, and in the third round, he knocked out his opponent to win.
Yoel won a TKO in the third round against Lyoto Machida in June 2015, and he was praised for his outstanding results.
In January 2016, he was once again embroiled in a major scandal that threatened his reputation when he failed a drug test after a controlled substance was discovered in his blood sample.
In November 2016, he returned to the ring and knocked out Chris Weidman in the third round, but in July 2017, he was defeated by Michael Bisping in an undisclosed decision.
Romero’s most recent fight was a rematch with Whittaker, which Romero also lost.
Romero was supposed to tackle Paulo Costa on November 3, 2018, but doctors advised him to wait until early 2019 due to his facial injuries.
He fought Paulo Costa at UFC 241 on August 17, 2019, and lost by unanimous decision in round three. He won the Battle of the Night award for this fight.
He will fight Israel Adesanya for the UFC middleweight championship on March 7, 2020 at UFC 248.
On March 7, 2020, Yoel Romero will fight Israel Adesanya in UFC 248.
This March, there will be two title fights in Las Vegas. With a knockout victory over Robert Whittaker, Israel Adesanya has taken full control of the UFC middleweight title, and now it’s up to him to prove he can defend it. In the main event of UFC 248, Adesanya will attempt to do exactly that when he defends his title against longtime challenger Yoel Romero. T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will host the event on March 7. Romero has a tumultuous history of middleweight title fights.
In his first attempt at UFC gold, Romero lost an interim championship fight to Whittaker at UFC 213. The loss was Romero’s first in the Octagon. Romero was set to compete for the interim belt again in his next fight. In that contest, he defeated Luke Rockhold, but he failed to make weight, rendering him ineligible to win the championship.
Following that was a rematch with Whittaker, and with it a chance at the undisputed middleweight title. Romero was defeated in a split decision. He enters the clash with Adesanya on the heels of a decision defeat to Paulo Costa and a 1-3 record in his last four fights.
Relationship Status of Yoel Romero
Romero is a husband and father. He is also the father of three children, two daughters and one son. There isn’t a lot of detail about his wife. His wife and children are said to be residing in Cuba. He is a caring father and a devoted husband.
Net Worth 2023
Yoel Romero is a famous MMA fighter and with his career, he has accumulated a huge amount of money. He has the net worth of $2 Million as of 2019 whereas his net worth as of 2020 is still to be calculated yet. His major source of earning is from his fighting career and he is satisfied with his earnings.
His career earning is $1,951,000 and he is able to afford a luxurious and comfortable lifestyle from his paycheck. The details about his assets including house and car are not in the media yet; however, he often flaunts his car and house on his Instagram account.
He is known for having a royal life and so does Yoel have and he is often spotted spending his spare time vacationing in exotic places, spending money extravagantly. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings. His exact salary is under review yet and it is still being calculated. We will let you know once we get information about it.
Body Measurement – Height, Weight
Yoel Romero is a very handsome person with an athletic and strong body build. He has a terrific personality and has a good height of 5 feet and 10 inches and weighs 84 kg.
His other body measurements are under review but it will be added soon once we get information about it. Overall, he has got a healthy body with a charming personality.
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