Yoel Romero

Yoel Romero

Yoel Romero

Soldier of God

  • 13 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Age
    44
  • Height
    72 in 183 cm
  • Last Weigh-In
    185 lbs 84 kg
  • Reach
    73.5 in 187 cm
  • Leg reach
    42 in 107 cm
  • Middleweight Division
  • Style
    Wrestling
  • Born
    Pinar Del Rio, Cuba
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Statistics

Wins

  • KO/TKO

    11 (85%)

  • DEC

    2 (15%)

  • SUB

    0

Loss

  • KO/TKO

    1 (20%)

  • DEC

    4 (80%)

  • SUB

    0

  • 14:2257

    Avg fight time

    44

    First round finishes

  • 14:4314

    Average fight time in the UFC

    1313

    Number of fights in the UFC

  • 1.601.60

    Takedowns per bout

    2121

    Takedowns Landed

  • 6363

    Takedown Attempted

    33%33

    Successful takedown

  • 62%62

    Takedown Defense

    3.493.49

    Sig. strikes landed (per min)

  • 3.683.68

    Sig. strikes absorbed (per min)

    667667

    Sig. strikes landed

  • 13521352

    Sig. strikes attempted

    49%49

    Accented punches accuracy

  • 53%53

    Sig. strikes defense

    872872

    Punches dealt

  • 15761576

    Punches thrown

    55%55

    Striking Accuracy

  • 0.8080

    Knockdowns avg per fight

Bout statistics by promotion

Promotion Bout
UFC 13
DTP 1
OG 10
SF 1
SFC 1
Not defined 3

Sig. strikes by position

  • Standing

    487 (73%)

  • Clinch

    80 (12%)

  • Ground

    100 (15%)

Head

403

60%

Body

119

18%

Legs

145

22%

PRO Results

  • Romero VS Anthony Johnson

    07.05.2021 • Bellator 258 • Status: cancelled

    13 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    22 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Bellator 258

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      205 lbs (93.0 kg)

  • Romero VS Uriah Hall

    22.08.2020 • UFC Fight Night • Status: cancelled

    13 - 5 - 0

    W-L-D

    15 - 9 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Israel Adesanya

    07.03.2020 • UFC 248

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    13 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    18 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 248

    • Title bout

      Challenger — UFC Middleweight Championship

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      +210 Moderate Underdog

    Statistics Yoel Romero
    • Total Strikes

      40

    • Sig. Strikes

      40

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Paulo Costa

    17.08.2019 • UFC 241

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    13 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    12 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 241

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      184.5 lbs (83.7 kgs)

    • Odds

      -165 Slight Favorite

    • Awards

      Fight of the night

    Statistics Yoel Romero
    • Total Strikes

      125

    • Sig. Strikes

      125

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      1

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Chris Barnett

    15.06.2019 • Dean Toole Promotions • Grappling

    Round
    1

    Time
    0.00

    Method
    Submission

    13 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    18 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Dean Toole Promotions

    • Win

      Kimura

    • Billing

      Main Card

  • Romero VS Jacare Souza

    27.04.2019 • UFC on ESPN+ 8 • Status: cancelled

    13 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    26 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on ESPN+ 8

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Odds

      -225 Moderate Favorite

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Robert Whittaker

    09.06.2018 • UFC 225

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    13 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    19 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 225

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      186 lbs (84.4 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      185.2 lbs (84.0 kgs)

    • Odds

      +205 Moderate Underdog

    • Awards

      Fight of the night

    Statistics Yoel Romero
    • Total Strikes

      149

    • Sig. Strikes

      111

    • Takedowns

      3

    • Knockdowns

      2

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Romero VS David Branch

    24.02.2018 • UFC on FOX 28 • Status: cancelled

    13 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    21 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on FOX 28

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Luke Rockhold

    10.02.2018 • UFC 221

    Round
    3

    Time
    11.48

    Method
    KO/TKO

    12 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    16 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 221

    • Title bout

      Vacant — UFC Interim Middleweight Championship

    • Win

      Punch

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      187.7 lbs (85.1 kgs)

    • Odds

      +150 Slight Underdog

    Statistics Yoel Romero
    • Total Strikes

      52

    • Sig. Strikes

      45

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      1

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Robert Whittaker

    08.07.2017 • UFC 213

    Round
    5

    Time
    25.00

    Method
    Decision

    12 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    18 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 213

    • Title bout

      Vacant — UFC Interim Middleweight Championship

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      +100 Near Even

    • Awards

      Fight of the night

    Statistics Yoel Romero
    • Total Strikes

      114

    • Sig. Strikes

      48

    • Takedowns

      4

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Chris Weidman

    12.11.2016 • UFC 205

    Round
    3

    Time
    10.24

    Method
    KO/TKO

    11 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    13 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 205

    • Win

      Flying Knee & Punches

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      185.6 lbs (84.2 kgs)

    • Odds

      +170 Slight Underdog

    • Awards

      Performance of the night

    Statistics Yoel Romero
    • Total Strikes

      27

    • Sig. Strikes

      18

    • Takedowns

      2

    • Knockdowns

      1

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Jacare Souza

    12.12.2015 • UFC 194

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    10 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    22 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 194

    • Win

      Split

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      +110 Near Even

    Statistics Yoel Romero
    • Total Strikes

      56

    • Sig. Strikes

      46

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      1

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Lyoto Machida

    27.06.2015 • UFC Fight Night 70

    Round
    3

    Time
    11.38

    Method
    KO/TKO

    9 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    22 - 6 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 70

    • Win

      Elbows

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Duration

      5x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      186.0 lbs (84.4 kgs)

    • Odds

      +140 Slight Underdog

    • Awards

      Performance of the night

    Statistics Yoel Romero
    • Total Strikes

      44

    • Sig. Strikes

      42

    • Takedowns

      1

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Romero VS Jacare Souza

    18.04.2015 • UFC on FOX 15 • Status: cancelled

    9 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    21 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on FOX 15

    • Billing

      Co-Main Event

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

  • Romero VS Jacare Souza

    28.02.2015 • UFC 184 • Status: cancelled

    9 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    21 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 184

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Tim Kennedy

    27.09.2014 • UFC 178

    Round
    3

    Time
    10.58

    Method
    KO/TKO

    8 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    18 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 178

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      +110 Near Even

    • Awards

      Fight of the night

    Statistics Yoel Romero
    • Total Strikes

      51

    • Sig. Strikes

      39

    • Takedowns

      3

    • Knockdowns

      2

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Brad Tavares

    19.04.2014 • UFC on FOX 11

    Round
    3

    Time
    15.00

    Method
    Decision

    7 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    12 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on FOX 11

    • Win

      Unanimous

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs)

    • Odds

      +135 Slight Underdog

    Statistics Yoel Romero
    • Total Strikes

      63

    • Sig. Strikes

      31

    • Takedowns

      7

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Derek Brunson

    15.01.2014 • UFC Fight Night 35

    Round
    3

    Time
    13.23

    Method
    KO/TKO

    6 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    11 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 35

    • Win

      Punches & Elbows

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      -230 Moderate Favorite

    • Awards

      Fight of the night

    Statistics Yoel Romero
    • Total Strikes

      87

    • Sig. Strikes

      60

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      0

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Ronny Markes

    06.11.2013 • UFC Fight Night 31

    Round
    3

    Time
    11.39

    Method
    KO/TKO

    5 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    14 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC Fight Night 31

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      185.5 lbs (84.1 kgs)

    • Odds

      -180 Slight Favorite

    Statistics Yoel Romero
    • Total Strikes

      52

    • Sig. Strikes

      50

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      1

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Romero VS Brian Houston

    31.08.2013 • UFC 164 • Status: cancelled

    5 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    4 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 164

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

  • Romero VS Derek Brunson

    31.08.2013 • UFC 164 • Status: cancelled

    5 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    10 - 2 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC 164

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Clifford Starks

    20.04.2013 • UFC on FOX 7

    Round
    1

    Time
    1.32

    Method
    KO/TKO

    4 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    8 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      UFC on FOX 7

    • Win

      Flying Knee & Punches

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      185 lbs (83.9 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      185.0 lbs (83.9 kgs)

    • Odds

      -175 Slight Favorite

    • Awards

      Knockout of the night

    Statistics Yoel Romero
    • Total Strikes

      12

    • Sig. Strikes

      12

    • Takedowns

      0

    • Knockdowns

      1

    • Submission

      0

    • Rev.

      0

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Rafael Cavalcante

    10.09.2011 • Strikeforce

    Round
    2

    Time
    9.51

    Method
    KO/TKO

    4 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    10 - 3 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      Strikeforce

    • Win

      Punches

    • Billing

      Preliminary Card

    • Duration

      3x5

    • Division

      205 lbs (93.0 kg)

    • Fighter weight

      205.0 lbs (93.0 kgs)

    • Odds

      -115 Near Even

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Laszlo Eck

    27.05.2011

    Round
    1

    Method
    KO/TKO

    3 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Ņikita Petrovs

    05.03.2011

    Round
    1

    Method
    KO/TKO

    2 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    1 - 4 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Michał Fijałka

    08.10.2010

    Round
    3

    Method
    KO/TKO

    1 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    6 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Sascha Weinpolter

    20.12.2009

    Round
    1

    Method
    KO/TKO

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    7 - 1 - 0

    W-L-D

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Sazhid Sazhidov

    27.08.2004 • 2004 Olympic Games • Wrestling

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      2004 Olympic Games

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Division

      185 lbs (84.0 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Cael Sanderson

    27.08.2004 • 2004 Olympic Games • Wrestling

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      2004 Olympic Games

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Division

      185 lbs (84.0 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Lazaros Loizidis

    27.08.2004 • 2004 Olympic Games • Wrestling

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      2004 Olympic Games

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Division

      185 lbs (84.0 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Jeff Cobb

    27.08.2004 • 2004 Olympic Games • Wrestling

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      2004 Olympic Games

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Division

      185 lbs (84.0 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Davyd Bichinashvili

    27.08.2004 • 2004 Olympic Games • Wrestling

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      2004 Olympic Games

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Division

      185 lbs (84.0 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Adam Saytiyev

    01.10.2000 • 2000 Olympic Games • Wrestling

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      2000 Olympic Games

    • Billing

      Main Event

    • Division

      187 lbs (85.0 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Amir Reza Khadem Azgadhi

    01.10.2000 • 2000 Olympic Games • Wrestling

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      2000 Olympic Games

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Division

      187 lbs (85.0 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Justin Abdou

    01.10.2000 • 2000 Olympic Games • Wrestling

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      2000 Olympic Games

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Division

      187 lbs (85.0 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Igors Samušonoks

    01.10.2000 • 2000 Olympic Games • Wrestling

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      2000 Olympic Games

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Division

      187 lbs (85.0 kg)

  • Win! Defeat! Draw Not confirmed Romero VS Magomed Kurugliyev

    01.10.2000 • 2000 Olympic Games • Wrestling

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    0 - 0 - 0

    W-L-D

    • Event

      2000 Olympic Games

    • Billing

      Main Card

    • Division

      187 lbs (85.0 kg)

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