Yoel Romero has observed a home.
The previous UFC title challenger was shockingly produced a tiny around a week back and quickly a lot of needed to see him in Bellator. However, Bellator and PFL stated they weren’t interested but a little something improved.
“We bought a connect with from (his) agent, and at first we just handed,” Coker explained to MMAJunkie. “If you search at our roster and how several fighters we have on this roster and how quite a few fights we’re likely to do, there are only so quite a few Television set slots. We have form of gotten away from signing the OGs we utilized to signal back again in the working day. Which is because men like A.J. (McKee) are coming up. Ilima-Lei (Macfarlane) is establishing into a most important celebration fighter.
“We’ve essentially created from the bottom up. We have a lot of wonderful fighters that are on the roster that we’ve crafted in excess of the previous 4 to 5 years. We had been kind of headed in a distinctive path. I was happy with the way the roster is correct now not adding anyone.”
Now, according to ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, Romero signed with the advertising on Monday and is predicted to debut at light heavyweight.
Yoel Romero has not fought considering the fact that he experienced a choice reduction to Israel Adesanya at UFC 248 for the middleweight title. Right before the decline to Adesanya, Romero experienced back again-to-back controversial conclusion losses to Paulo Costa and Robert Whittaker.
The 43-12 months-outdated Cuban is just 1-4 in his previous five but has been fighting the elite of the middleweight division. He was expected to battle Uriah Corridor in August but pulled out. Then, rumors commenced swirling that Romero was receiving tough to offer with so the marketing introduced him.
Irrespective, this is a wonderful signing for Bellator and Romero instantly strengthens their light-weight heavyweight division.