Yoel
Romero
10-1-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: #3 Middleweight
Fight Night Bonuses: 1 Performance of the Night / 2 Fight of the Night
1 Knockout of the Night

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 7 fights.
Record: 10-1-0
Summary: Wrestling, BJJ

Fighter Info

Nickname: Soldier of God
From: Pinar del Rio Cuba
Fights Out Of: Palmdale, California USA
Age: 38
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
408
57% Successful
234
Types of Successful Strikes
0
234
70% Standing
11%
19%
163
26
45
Striking Defense
65
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
24
46% Successful
11
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
6
0
Takedown Defense
71
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay Awards
UPCOMING
Yoel Romero
UFC 194: Aldo vs McGregor
Dec 12, 2015
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Win
Yoel Romero
Jun 27, 2015
31
42
0
1
0
0
0
1
R3 KO/TKO
Performance of the Night
Win
Yoel Romero
Sep 27, 2014
30
39
0
3
1
0
0
1
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
Yoel Romero
Apr 19, 2014
21
31
0
7
0
0
0
4
R3 Decision - Unanimous
Win
Yoel Romero
Jan 15, 2014
60
38
0
3
0
0
0
2
R3 KO/TKO
Fight of the Night
Win
Yoel Romero
Nov 6, 2013
18
50
2
0
0
0
1
0
R3 KO/TKO
Win
Yoel Romero
Apr 20, 2013
3
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
R1 KO/TKO
Knockout of the Night
Loss
Yoel Romero
Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Kharitonov
Sep 10, 2011
17
26
1
0
0
0
1
0
R2 KO/TKO

Biography

TRAINING: Our training is always different. My coach keeps the same method used by the Cuban National team. It is what I have been doing all my life and it has given me great results. We are just adding the new aspects of MMA, but for the most part it is the same style of training.

When and why did you start training for fighting? Three years ago

What ranks and titles have you held? I have had almost every medal in every wrestling tournament I ever entered, from World championships to Olympic games; also Pan Am championships, World cups, and many, many other international wrestling tournaments and invitationals. Won Silver medal in freestyle wrestling in the 2000 Olympics

Do you have any heroes? Jesus Christ.

What does it mean for you to fight in STRIKEFORCE? Is a very big step in my sports career, also a great start to a better life to my family.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Bachelor degree in Sports science

What was your job before you started fighting?
Just wrestling in the German league.

Ranks in any martial arts styles:
None, but I will become a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu Black belt.

Favorite grappling technique: I love them all - I love Brazilian Jiu-jitsu

Favorite Striking technique: All of them.
  • Pro since 2009

 

  • Win over Tavares was first by decision

 

  • Four first round finishes

 

  • On Six fight winning streak

 

  • Origin of nickname: “I serve God and I am his servant and soldier to help spread the word about him.”

 

Career

Key Opponents

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8-2-0
( W-L-D )

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