|Yoel Romero Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 11 in|
|Date of Birth||April 30, 1977|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Yoel Romero is a Cuban professional mixed martial artist and former freestyle wrestler who has competed in promotions such as Strikeforce (2011-2013), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) (2013-2020), and Bellator MMA (2020-Present). During his stint at UFC, he was a 4-time challenger for the UFC Middleweight Championship. Before making his professional mixed martial arts debut in December 2009, he was an accomplished freestyle wrestler who had won the ‘Gold’ medal at the 1999 Ankara World Wrestling Championships (85 kg), the 1998 Stillwater Wrestling World Cup (85 kg), the 2000 Fairfax Wrestling World Cup (85 kg), the 2005 Tashkent Wrestling World Cup (84 kg), the 2003 Santo Domingo Pan American Games (84 kg), the 1998 Winnipeg Pan American Wrestling Championships (85 kg), the 2001 Santo Domingo Pan American Wrestling Championships (85 kg), the 2002 Maracaibo Pan American Wrestling Championships (84 kg), the 2004 Guatemala City Pan American Wrestling Championships (96 kg), and the 2007 San Salvador Pan American Wrestling Championships (84 kg). He had clinched the ‘Silver’ medal at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games (85 kg), the 2002 Tehran World Wrestling Championships (84 kg), the 2005 Budapest World Wrestling Championships (84 kg), the 1999 Spokane Wrestling World Cup (85 kg), and the 2004 Baku Wrestling World Cup (84 kg). He had also secured the ‘Bronze’ medal at the 1998 Tehran World Wrestling Championships (85 kg), the 2001 Sofia World Wrestling Championships (85 kg), the 1997 Stillwater Wrestling World Cup (85 kg), and the 1999 Winnipeg Pan American Games (85 kg).
Yoel Romero Palacio
Soldier of God
Yoel Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in March 2020 (Yoel Romero / Instagram)
Pinar del Río, Cuba
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, United States
Professional Mixed Martial Artist, Freestyle Wrestler (Retired)
Yoel Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in February 2021 (Yoel Romero / Instagram)
- Others – Yoan Pablo Hernández (Younger Half-Brother) (Professional Boxer)
- Light Heavyweight (2009–2011, 2021–Present)
- Middleweight (2013–2020)
6 ft 1 in or 185.5 cm
Yoel Romero’s net worth had been $10 million according to CelebrityNetWorth.com.
5 ft 11 in or 180.5 cm
93 kg or 205 lbs
Yoel Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in November 2019 (Yoel Romero / Instagram)
Girlfriend / Spouse
A private person, Yoel has 2 daughters and a son from his marriage to a woman whose name he has kept under the wraps.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and Hispanic)
He is of African and Cuban descent.
- Toned physique
- Sports a rugged beard
- Has multiple tattoos on both his hands
Yoel Romero as seen in an Instagram Post in May 2020 (Yoel Romero / Instagram)
Yoel Romero Facts
- A champion freestyle wrestler in the 1990s and early 2000s, Yoel had competed infrequently after 2005. He was suspended for the entirety of 2006 by the Cuban Wrestling Federation for allegedly throwing a match at the 2005 World Wrestling Championships.
- Owing to this, after winning the Grand Prix of Germany in 2007, he chose not to return to Cuba and stayed on in Germany. He had later joined the Ringer-Bundesliga, a professional German wrestling league where teams compete for titles. He was a starting member as well as a mentor/coach for the SV Johannis Nuremberg team.
- After a while, he began his transformation into mixed martial arts and had made his professional debut in December 2009. Over the next 3 years, he had amassed a win-loss record of 5–0 across various promotions in Germany and Poland.
- In the 2nd of those bouts, he had recorded a 62-second finish via TKO. In 2011, he had won the last 3 of those fights via TKO in the 1st round. In July 2011, he had signed up with the now-defunct MMA/kickboxing organization Strikeforce.
Featured Image by Yoel Romero / Instagram