Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero

MMA Record: 13-6-0

Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero is a 44 year old Male fighter from Cuba with a 13-6-0 pro MMA record. Romero most recently fought Phil Davis at Bellator 266 on Saturday September 18, 2021. Yoel Romero lost to Phil Davis by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3 in the Light Heavyweight division.

Yoel Romero has 13 wins with a 85% finish rate, including 11 by knockout, 2 by decision.

Yoel Romero is currently on a 4 fight losing skid.

Yoel Romero's Last Fight

Phil Davis DEF Yoel Romero
Decision R3 5:00

Bio Stats

  • Age 44
  • Reach 73.5' (186.7 cm)
  • Height 72' (183 cm)
  • Country Cuba

Fighting Stats

  • Recent form LLLLW
  • Win breakdown 11 KO • 0 SUB • 2 DEC
  • Finish rate 85%
  • Loss breakdown 1 KO • 0 SUB • 5 DEC

Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero's Record Analysis


Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero full mixed martial arts record

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Weight class Organization
Loss 13-5-0 Phil Davis DEC R3 5:00 Bellator 266: Davis vs. Romero 2021-09-18 Light Heavyweight BFC
Loss 13-4-0 Israel Adesanya DEC R5 5:00 UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero 2020-03-07 Middleweight UFC
Loss 13-3-0 Paulo Costa DEC R3 5:00 UFC 241: Cormier vs. Miocic 2 2019-08-17 Middleweight UFC
Loss 13-2-0 Robert Whittaker DEC R5 5:00 UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2 2018-06-09 Middleweight UFC
Win 12-2-0 Luke Rockhold KO/TKO R3 1:48 UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold 2018-02-10 Middleweight UFC
Loss 12-1-0 Robert Whittaker DEC R5 5:00 UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker 2017-07-08 Middleweight UFC
Win 11-1-0 Chris Weidman KO/TKO R3 0:24 UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor 2016-11-12 Middleweight UFC
Win 10-1-0 Ronaldo Souza DEC R3 5:00 UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor 2015-12-12 Middleweight UFC
Win 9-1-0 Lyoto Machida KO/TKO R3 1:38 UFC Fight Night 70: Machida vs. Romero 2015-06-27 Middleweight UFC
Win 8-1-0 Tim Kennedy KO/TKO R3 0:58 UFC 178: Johnson vs. Cariaso 2014-09-27 Middleweight UFC
Win 7-1-0 Brad Tavares DEC R3 5:00 UFC on FOX 11: Werdum vs. Browne 2014-04-19 Middleweight UFC
Win 6-1-0 Derek Brunson KO/TKO R3 3:23 UFC Fight Night 35: Rockhold vs. Philippou 2014-01-15 Middleweight UFC
Win 5-1-0 Ronny Markes KO/TKO R3 1:39 UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3 2013-11-06 Middleweight UFC
Win 4-1-0 Clifford Starks KO/TKO R1 1:32 UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez 2013-04-20 Middleweight UFC
Loss 4-0-0 Rafael Cavalcante KO/TKO R2 4:51 Strikeforce: Heavyweight Grand Prix Semifinals 2011-09-10 Light Heavyweight SF
Win 3-0-0 Laszlo Eck KO/TKO R1 0:33 Regional circuit 2011-05-27
Win 2-0-0 Ņikita Petrovs KO/TKO R1 2:58 Regional circuit 2011-03-05 SFC
Win 1-0-0 Michał Fijałka KO/TKO R3 4:05 Regional circuit 2010-10-08
Win 0-0-0 Sascha Weinpolter KO/TKO R1 0:48 Regional circuit 2009-12-20
Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero MMA Record: 13-6-0

Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero's last five professional MMA fights

Recent form for Yoel Romero

Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero's MMA career highlights

Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero's Professional MMA debut

Romero made his professional debut against Sascha Weinpolter on December 20, 2009, fighting on the regional circuit.

He made a winning start to his career, defeating Sascha Weinpolter who carried a 7-1-0 professional MMA record into the fight.

Yoel Romero beat Sascha Weinpolter by KO/TKO at 0:48 of Round 1.

Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career

Romero made his debut in the UFC against Clifford Starks on April 20, 2013, fighting on the preliminary card of UFC on FOX 7: Henderson vs. Melendez having compiled a 4-1-0 professional MMA record.

Yoel Romero beat Clifford Starks by KO/TKO at 1:32 of Round 1.

Since his debut, Romero has gone on to fight a total of 13 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 9-4-0.

Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Interim Middleweight Championship loss to Robert Whittaker

Romero lost his 1st middleweight title challenge, losing to Robert Whittaker on July 8, 2017 at UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker.

Yoel Romero lost to Robert Whittaker by Decision at 5:00 of Round 5. Both fighters earned a post-fight bonus, after the bout was awarded Fight of the Night.

Winning the belt: UFC Interim Middleweight Championship against Luke Rockhold

Romero won the UFC Interim Middleweight Championship defeating Luke Rockhold on February 10, 2018 at UFC 221: Romero vs. Rockhold.

This was Romero's 2nd UFC championship fight.

Yoel Romero beat Luke Rockhold by KO/TKO at 1:48 of Round 3.

Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Middleweight Championship loss to Israel Adesanya

Romero lost his 1st middleweight title challenge, losing to Israel Adesanya on March 7, 2020 at UFC 248: Adesanya vs. Romero.

Yoel Romero lost to Israel Adesanya by Decision at 5:00 of Round 5.

Outside the UFC

After his UFC stint, Romero took his next fight at BFC on September 18, 2021, fighting against Phil Davis on the main event of Bellator 266: Davis vs. Romero.

Yoel Romero lost to Phil Davis by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.

When was Yoel Romero's last win?

Romero's last win came against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 on Saturday February 10, 2018. Yoel Romero beat Luke Rockhold by KO/TKO at 1:48 of Round 3.

Who is Yoel Romero's next opponent?

Romero is not currently booked for any fights.

When was Yoel Romero's last loss?

Romero's last loss came against Phil Davis at Bellator 266 on Saturday September 18, 2021. Yoel Romero lost to Phil Davis by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.

How many UFC fights has Yoel Romero had?

Romero has fought 13 times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 9-4-0.

How many pro MMA knockouts does Yoel Romero have?

Romero has knocked out 11 opponents.

How many pro MMA submissions does Yoel Romero have?

Romero has no submissions on his pro MMA record.

How many times has Yoel Romero been knocked out?

Romero has been knocked out 1 times.

How many times has Yoel Romero been submitted?

Romero has never been submitted.