Yoel
Romero
8-1-0( W-L-D )

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 6 fights.
Record: 8-1-0
Summary: Wrestling, BJJ

Fighter Info

Nickname: Soldier of God
From: Pinar del Rio Cuba
Fights Out Of: Coconut Creek, FL USA
Age: 37
Height: 6' 0" ( 182 cm )
Weight: 185 lb ( 84 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
258
59% Successful
153
Types of Successful Strikes
0
153
67% Standing
13%
20%
103
20
30
Striking Defense
74
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
18
39% Successful
7
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
0
4
0
Takedown Defense
78
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
UPCOMING
Tim Kennedy Sep 27, 2014
-- -- -- -- --
Yoel Romero -- -- -- --
Win
Brad Tavares Apr 19, 2014
21 0 0 0 R3 Decision - Unanimous
Yoel Romero 31 7 0 4
Win
Ronny Markes Nov 6, 2013
18 2 0 1 R3 KO/TKO
Yoel Romero 50 0 0 0
Win
Clifford Starks Apr 20, 2013
3 0 0 0 R1 KO/TKO
Yoel Romero 12 0 0 0
Loss
Rafael Cavalcante
Strikeforce - Barnett vs. Kharitonov
Sep 10, 2011
17 1 0 1 R2 KO/TKO
Yoel Romero 26 0 0 0

Biography

TRAINING: I train three times a day six days a week. Cardio every day and then I switch up between sparring, BJJ, wrestling and striking.

When and why did you start training for fighting? Six 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 the UFC? This is my dream. When I found out I was in the UFC, I picked up my wife and danced her around the room. I'm so excited.

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

•    Seven wins by KO

•    Four first round finishes

•    On four fight winning streak

Career

Key Opponents

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

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