April 30, 1977 (46)
Yoel Romero is a Cuban mixed martial artist and former freestyle wrestler. He is known for his career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he competed in the Middleweight division and contended for the UFC Middleweight Championship. Romero is also recognized for his silver medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
In his mixed martial arts career, Romero has achieved notable success. He made his professional MMA debut in 2009 and joined the UFC in 2013. Throughout his tenure in the UFC, Romero has faced several top fighters in the Middleweight division, including notable bouts against Robert Whittaker, Luke Rockhold, and Israel Adesanya. His fighting style, characterized by explosive power and wrestling expertise, has earned him several performance-based bonuses in the UFC.
Romero’s career in the UFC has been marked by significant collaborations and rivalries. He has faced former UFC Middleweight Champions like Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold, as well as top contenders such as Paulo Costa and Derek Brunson. These high-profile matchups have been instrumental in establishing Romero as a formidable competitor in the Middleweight division.
Romero’s achievements extend beyond his MMA career, with his wrestling accolades forming a significant part of his athletic background. He won a silver medal in freestyle wrestling at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, representing Cuba. Additionally, Romero is a multiple-time world-level medalist in wrestling,