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Bellator 266 Results/Main Event Highlights: Davis Outworks Romero

Bellator 266 aired tonight, Saturday, September 18 from the SAP Center in San Jose, California. Usually, when Bellator shifts from Friday to a Saturday card, it’s for a good reason. This time, it was for the light-heavyweight main event featuring the debut of Yoel Romero in Bellator MMA. Romero...

Yoel Romero Channels Inner Bernard Hopkins, Wants To Fight Into His 50s

Yoel Romero won't be slowing down anytime soon. Romero is a member of the Bellator roster. He'll be making his promotional debut on Sept. 18 against former Bellator Light Heavyweight Champion Phil Davis. This will be Romero's first bout since a failed bid at the UFC Middleweight Championship against Israel...

Yoel Romero Claims He Was In Serious Negotiations For Jake Paul Fight

According to former UFC title challenger Yoel Romero, he was in line to fight Jake Paul before Ben Askren but implies the YouTuber turned boxer canceled the potential showdown. Widespread shock ran through the MMA community when many were surprised to find out that "The Soldier Of God" was...

Report: Yoel Romero Meets Phil Davis In Bellator Debut On Sept. 18

After failing pre-fight medicals for his initial Bellator debut, former UFC title challenger Yoel Romero will fight Phil Davis on September 18. At 44-years of age, "The Soldier Of God" continues to defy Father Time and has the chance to assert himself at the top of the Bellator ladder...

Yoel Romero Eyes August Return, Wants Two Titles

Yoel Romero is looking to make his Bellator debut in August. Romero was supposed to face Anthony Johnson in the quarter-finals of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix in April. However, Romero failed his pre-fight medical and was pulled for the bout. Now, according to Romero, he says he will...

“Frustrated” Anthony Johnson Says His Bellator 258 Plan is Unchanged

Anthony "Rumble" Johnson makes his return to professional MMA this Friday at Bellator 258. While there was a last-minute change in his opponent, Johnson says his goal is the same regardless of who he faces in the Bellator cage.  During Bellator's media day for Bellator 258, Johnson shared his initial...

Anthony Johnson: New Opponent Jose Augusto More Dangerous Than Romero

After his scheduled bout with Yoel Romero fizzled, former title challenger Anthony Johnson believes it won't get any easier when he faces Jose Augusto at Bellator 258. The former UFC title challenger is eager to step back into the cage, and despite his initial opponent failing pre-fight medical evaluations, Anthony...

Yoel Romero Out of Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix

Due to medical issues, Yoel Romero will no longer be facing Anthony "Rumble" Johnson at Bellator 258 and is out of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix. Bellator issued a statement Thursday night announcing that Romero is out of the Bellator light heavyweight grand prix due to his failure to...

Bellator MMA Announces Changes to Upcoming Cards

Bellator MMA returns Friday, April 2 with Bellator 255 but as they begin their run at their new home on SHOWTIME some changes have been made to the upcoming cards.  Yoel Romero versus Anthony Rumble Johnson is one of the most anticipated matches in Bellator's World Light Heavyweight Grand Prix....

Bellator Announces LHW Grand Prix, Including Johnson vs. Romero

Bellator MMA has announced that it will be holding a light heavyweight tournament that will include an apocalyptic showdown between Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and Yoel “The Soldier of God” Romero. Earlier today, Bellator held a major press conference where several announcements were made. Among them, it was revealed that there...

Scott Coker Explains Why Bellator Originally Passed On Signing Yoel Romero

After Yoel Romero was released by the UFC, Scott Coker revealed Bellator was not interested, yet those changes planned. After a week or so, it was then reported that Romero has indeed signed with the Viacom-owned promotion. According to Coker, he says after signing Rumble Johnson, he heard from fans...

Scott Coker: Romero vs. Johnson “The Fight The Fans Want To See”

Bellator President Scott Coker is well aware of the buzz surrounding a potential showdown between Yoel Romero and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. After Bellator added Yoel Romero and Anthony Johnson to its light heavyweight roster, this pairing instantaneously became a dream fight for MMA fans around the world. Yoel Romero was...

Yoel Romero Made A Vow To “Take Adesanya’s Head Off” In Rematch

Prior to his UFC release, Yoel Romero had a specific game plan for Israel Adesanya that never had the opportunity to materialize: kill or be killed. At UFC 248, Yoel Romero received what many believed would be his last opportunity to be a UFC world champion. After all, Romero was...

Anthony Johnson Gives Time Estimate For Potential Romero Fight

Anthony Johnson is not as confident as Yoel Romero that they will be facing one another in their Bellator debuts. When Anthony Johnson and Yoel Romero separated from the UFC only to later join Bellator’s light heavyweight division, it didn’t take long for fans to collectively start thinking the same...

Yoel Romero Provides Extra Details On Reason For UFC Release

Yoel Romero has peeled back the curtains to provide extra details on why he was released from the UFC. After a seven-year run of thrilling bouts and perennial title contention, Yoel Romero was suddenly released from the UFC the first week of December. When questioned about the reason behind the...