Yoel Romero To Join Bellator’s Light Heavyweight Roster

Former UFC fighter Yoel Romero has signed a contract with Bellator and is scheduled to compete in the promotion’s light heavyweight division. Ariel Helwani of ESPN broke the story on Monday.

The signing comes after Romero unexpectedly departed from the UFC earlier in the month, unceremoniously concluding his 13-fight run in the promotion.

His last fight was in February, where he lost a UFC Middleweight Championship bout to Israel Adesanya.

While currently on a three-fight losing streak, Romero’s losses come to high-profile fighters like Adesanya, Paulo Costa and Robert Whittaker.

Romero has competed at middleweight the entirety of his UFC career. His sole fight in Strikeforce was a light heavyweight fight, losing to Rafael Cavalcante back in 2011.

Romero joins a list of notable fighters to sign with Bellator following an extensive UFC career. Corey Anderson, Anthony Johnson and Cris Cyborg have all joined the promotion’s roster within the past year.

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