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Unimpressed by champ Robert Whittaker, Paulo Costa eyes KO of Yoel Romero and title shot

LAS VEGAS – Paulo Costa didn’t get the opponent he had asked for, or even expected, for his next UFC outing.
But, currently set to meet former middleweight title challenger Yoel …read more

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French Fries For Fatty = Plenteous Paulo Payout

Most of the mixed martial arts (MMA) community was up in arms when longtime middleweight contender, Yoel Romero, was unable to make weight for consecutive title fights against Luke Rockhold …read more

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Posted on August 1, 2018, 6:46 pm By
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Paulo Costa Hoping Romero Misses Weight For A Third Straight Fight

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced a mouth-watering middleweight bout between two juggernauts in the 185-pound division between Paulo Costa and former title challenger Yoel Romero which is set to be …read more

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Posted on August 1, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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Costa: The fact that Romero has trouble making weight ‘cheers me up’

Rising middleweight contender Paulo Costa is actually hoping that Yoel Romero misses weight if they fight at UFC 230. Number one-ranked middleweight contender Yoel Romero has so far missed …read more

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Posted on August 1, 2018, 1:16 pm By
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Paulo Costa Explains Why he Wants Yoel Romero to Miss Weight at UFC 230

Paulo Costa explains his reasoning for hoping Yoel Romero misses weight at UFC 230. There are plans in place for Costa to go one-on-one with Romero at UFC 230 in …read more

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Posted on July 31, 2018, 10:16 pm By
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Paulo Costa urges Yoel Romero to sign the contract, hopes he misses weight at UFC 230

The UFC wants heavy-hitters Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero fighting in New York on Nov. 3, but the middleweight bout is not a done deal despite the company’s official announcement.
Romero, …read more

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Costa: Yoel Romero Easier Fight Than Chris Weidman

While it has yet to be made official, there are plans in place to have top-ranked middleweight contenders Paulo Costa and Yoel Romero throw hands at the upcoming UFC 230 …read more

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Posted on July 28, 2018, 2:16 am By
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Romero vs Costa set for MSG in November

In the middleweight division, few have made the impact that Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa have made on opponents, and on November 3, the foundations of Madison Square Garden may …read more

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Despite UFC announcement, Romero vs. Costa not a done deal

Hold your horses on Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa. You would think that the UFC officially announcing Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa for UFC 230 is a sign that this …read more

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Posted on July 25, 2018, 1:46 am By
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Sources: Romero hasn't agreed to Costa fight

The UFC announced Tuesday that title contender Yoel Romero would fight rising Brazilian star Paulo Costa at UFC 230 on Nov. 3. But multiple sources close to Romero told ESPN …read more

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Romero Vs. Costa Booked for UFC 230 In NYC

So much for moving up to light heavyweight.
A highly-intriguing middleweight showdown between former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) 185-pound title contender Yoel Romero and rising sensation, Paulo Costa, has been booked …read more

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Posted on July 24, 2018, 9:46 pm By
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Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa announced for UFC 230

Another middleweight bout was announced for UFC 230, as rising middleweight sensation Paulo Costa meets former title contender Yoel Romero at New York’s Madison Square Garden on Nov. 3.
Costa (13-0) …read more

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Posted on July 24, 2018, 8:16 pm By
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Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa set for UFC 230

Middleweight prospect Paulo Costa is getting a massive step up in competition for his next fight, in the form of Yoel Romero. Having come agonizingly close to defeating current UFC …read more

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Posted on July 24, 2018, 8:16 pm By
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Yoel Romero to Face Paulo ‘Borrachinha’ in Pivotal Middleweight Bout at UFC 230 in New York

Another middleweight bout with serious title implications has been added to the UFC 230 lineup. …read more

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Posted on July 24, 2018, 8:16 pm By
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Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa set for UFC 230 in New York

The UFC’s return to New York City is turning into a middleweight party this fall.
The latest addition to the lineup is a 185-pound bout between Yoel Romero (13-3 MMA, 9-2 …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa Announced For UFC 230

So much for Yoel Romero moving up to light heavyweight. Earlier today (July 24), the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced a surprising match-up. Number one ranked UFC middleweight Yoel Romero …read more

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Posted on July 24, 2018, 7:46 pm By
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Whittaker: No one at 185 has what it takes to put me away

Robert Whittaker responds to Kelvin Gastelum’s comments about not being the same fighter after facing Yoel Romero twice. The last two fights of Robert Whittaker’s career have been two …read more

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Surging light heavyweight contender Ilir Latifi calls out Daniel Cormier

UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is a sought-after man. After being called out by Stipe Miocic, Yoel Romero, Anthony Smith, and more, he’s now been called out …read more

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Morning Report: Robert Whittaker out with injury, won’t defend middleweight title until early 2019

After winning a split decision over Yoel Romero in their rematch last month at UFC 225, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was looking forward to getting to compete with someone other …read more

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Whittaker out until 2019 with hand injury

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will be forced to sit out the rest of 2018 with a hand injury. After his five-round war with Yoel Romero last month at UFC …read more

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Robert Whittaker Sidelined Until 2019

Robert Whittaker announced Monday that following a hand injury suffered in his split-decision victory over Yoel Romero at UFC 225, he will not be able to have his next defense, …read more

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Posted on July 17, 2018, 12:16 am By
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See You Next Year!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight champion Robert Whittaker suffered a broken right hand in the very first round of his five round championship fight against Yoel Romero at UFC 225 …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum suspects we could see a different Robert Whittaker after Yoel Romero wars

Kelvin Gastelum has won the middleweight title shot sweepstakes, sprinting ahead of his fellow middleweight contenders in the race to the next crack at divisional champion Robert Whittaker. Gastelum will …read more

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Gastelum: Whittaker May Never Be The Same After Brutal Romero Wars

What happens when you absorb a combined 185 significant strikes from a killer like Yoel Romero? Kelvin Gastelum thinks we’re about to find out. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion, …read more

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Kelvin Gastelum: Robert Whittaker might not be the same fighter after ‘wars’ with Yoel Romero

LAS VEGAS — Kelvin Gastelum speaks to the media at UFC 226 about his middleweight title shot, coaching The Ultimate Fighter 28 against champion Robert Whittaker, prospect Israel Adesanya, and …read more

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Romero continues to antagonize DC on Twitter: ‘No be scared’

Yoel Romero isn’t giving up on a light heavyweight title fight vs. Daniel Cormier that easily. Yoel Romero just won’t take the hint.
Although Daniel Cormier has no interest in defending …read more

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Yoel Romero takes another dig at Daniel Cormier, American Kickboxing Academy

Yoel Romero and Daniel Cormier’s war of words continues.
The latest skirmish in this ongoing saga occurred on Friday afternoon, when Romero took another dig at Cormier — and American Kickboxing …read more

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Daily Debate results: Should Yoel Romero get Daniel Cormier next? He's got some support

When it comes to a proposed bout with recently crowned UFC heavyweight title challenger Daniel Cormier, Yoel Romero is getting some support.
Not a ton of support – but support nonetheless.
In …read more

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Cormier responds to Romero’s scathing tweet: #keepdreaming

Daniel Cormier shuts down Yoel Romero’s dream of fighting for the UFC light heavyweight title. It looks like Daniel Cormier isn’t taking the bait.
Earlier this week, two-time UFC title challenger …read more

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Posted on July 13, 2018, 1:46 pm By
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UFC Should Give ‘DC’ Fight To Me, Not D—k Chest Lesnar

And you thought Yoel Romero getting a title shot was silly… Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion and top box office draw, Brock Lesnar, is coming back to mixed …read more

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Posted on July 13, 2018, 1:16 pm By
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Daniel Cormier continues the war of words with Yoel Romero

Whether or not the new two-division champion of the light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions, Daniel Cormier is actually wanting to set up a fight with Yoel Romero…he sure is by …read more

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Posted on July 13, 2018, 3:16 am By
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The difference between Daniel Cormier, Yoel Romero, according to UFC double champ

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Dual UFC champion Daniel Cormier is not messing around any longer after Yoel Romero’s particularly harsh comment earlier today.
Over the past 30 hours, a …read more

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Posted on July 13, 2018, 3:16 am By
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Daniel Cormier responds to Yoel Romero’s title shot callout: ‘Keep dreaming’

It’s been nearly a week, but two-division champion Daniel Cormier is still throwing haymakers after his historic night at UFC 226.
Cormier, the reigning UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight beltholder, drew …read more

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Posted on July 13, 2018, 2:16 am By
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Romero delivers brutal comeback to DC after being turned down

Yoel Romero is trying to lure Daniel Comrier into a title fight at light heavyweight. Earlier this week on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Yoel Romero’s manager, Malki Kawa, revealed that …read more

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Yoel Romero had a zinger of a comeback for Daniel Cormier, and this one stings

It’s common knowledge that Yoel Romero knows his way around an ankle pick and a flying knee. But it turns out he’s not bad at comebacks, either.
After UFC heavyweight and …read more

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Posted on July 12, 2018, 5:46 pm By
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Yoel Romero unleashes sizzling comeback after being turned down by Daniel Cormier

Earlier this week, on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, Yoel Romero’s manager Malki Kawa confirmed that, after a pair of weight-cutting blunders, the long-time middleweight contender plans to move to light …read more

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Daniel Cormier Responds to Yoel Romero’s Callout

Daniel Cormier is on cloud nine at this moment. He shocked the world last week by defeating the heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and became a two-division champion in the process. …read more

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Posted on July 12, 2018, 2:16 pm By
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Daniel Cormier responds to Yoel Romero’s recent fight request

Daniel Cormier is currently the hottest commodity in the MMA world. And after becoming a dual-division champion at UFC 226, rightfully so.
Everyone has their eyes on the light heavyweight and …read more

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Daniel Cormier on Yoel Romero's callout: 'You don't fail a class and then get moved up a grade'

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Daniel Cormier issued a dismissive response to Yoel Romero’s call for a UFC light heavyweight title shot.
After Cormier (21-1 …read more

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Manager confirms Yoel Romero plans to move to light heavyweight, wants title fight with Daniel Cormier

After missing weight for two consecutive middleweight fights — an interim title fight with Luke Rockhold and an undisputed title fight with Robert WhittakerYoel Romero is most likely …read more

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Manager wants Cormier title fight once Romero moves to 205

Manager Malki Kawa revealed that his fighter Yoel Romero will be moving up to light heavyweight, and wants an immediate 205-pound title shot against Daniel Cormier. After missing the …read more

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Posted on July 11, 2018, 4:16 pm By
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Yoel Romero’s Manager Confirms Move to Light Heavyweight, Wants Cormier Fight

It appears that Ultimate Fighting Championship middleweight champion Robert Whittaker will get his wish and not have to fight Yoel Romero again, as the Cuban’s manager confirmed that the middleweight …read more

Source:: Sherdog

UFC fighter Romero may go to light heavyweight

UFC middleweight Yoel Romero is considering a move up to light heavyweight, his manager told ESPN’s Ariel Helwani on Monday. …read more

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Posted on July 9, 2018, 11:46 pm By
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Kelvin Gastelum questions UFC champ Robert Whittaker's condition after Yoel Romero wars

LAS VEGAS – Kelvin Gastelum doesn’t know what version of Robert Whittaker will step into the octagon when he challenges the UFC middleweight champion later this year.
It was announced Friday …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Adesanya says Romero is ‘gaming the system’ with weight cuts

“It’s almost cheating to be honest,” Israel Adesanya said of Yoel Romero’s missed weight cut(s). Feared middleweight contender Yoel Romero insists he did everything he could to make weight for …read more

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Posted on July 4, 2018, 8:46 pm By
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Pic: Adesanya Is Making The C-Word Great Again

By his own admission, Israel Adesanya will “say the darndest things.”
That includes his scathing criticism of top middleweight contender Yoel Romero, who fell into “The Last Stylebender’s” crosshairs after failing …read more

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Posted on July 4, 2018, 2:16 pm By
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Israel Adesanya goes off on Yoel Romero for “almost cheating”

Yoel Romero has dazzled fans in his first two bouts of 2018, first clubbing former champ Luke Rockhold into unconsciousness in February, then engaging current champ Robert Whittaker in one …read more

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Israel Adesanya Rips Yoel Romero For Missing Weight

Israel Adesanya believes Yoel Romero basically attempted to cheat at UFC 225. Romero was set to challenge UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker last month. Instead, “The Solider of God” took …read more

Source:: MMANews

Romero Under Fire For Gaming The System — ‘It’s Almost Cheating, To Be Honest’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight No. 1 contender, Yoel Romero, had two chances to fight for the middleweight strap this year, and both times missed weight, ruling himself ineligible to …read more

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Posted on July 3, 2018, 8:16 pm By
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Israel Adesanya discusses early weigh-ins, Yoel Romero, and facing Darren Till

Israel Adesanya would prefer if the UFC kept the early weigh-ins rather than pushed them to later in the day, as suggested by Dana White.
The striking supremo has come …read more

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Robert Whittaker believes that Chris Weidman is ahead of Kelvin Gastelum

Robert Whittaker has cemented his position as the best middleweight in the world after he defeated Yoel Romero for the 2nd time. Whittaker vs Romero 2 had everything that we …read more

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Morning Report: Manager says Robert Whittaker could be ready for NYC card — and Chris Weidman would be ‘perfect’ foe

At UFC 225 last month, middleweight champion Robert Whittaker edged out a split decision over Yoel Romero despite “Soldier of God” dropping Whittaker multiple times in the bout. Unfortunately for …read more

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Robert Whittaker Targeting UFC Title Defense Against Chris Weidman

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight title holder Robert Whittaker hopes to be ready by UFC 231. Whittaker is coming off a war against Yoel Romero. Their rematch ended up being …read more

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Whittaker: The Only Thing Left Is To Fight A Weapon-Wielding Romero

Middleweight champ Robert Whittaker is sick of taking talk of a third fight with Yoel Romero seriously. UFC middleweight champ Robert Whittaker has already managed to defeat Yoel Romero twice …read more

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Romero Shuts Down Whiny Whittaker In One Simple Tweet

Hey, remember last week when Robert Whittaker was all like, “Blah blah blah Yoel Romero was all sorts of shady at UFC 225 blah blah blah” and the zombie fanboys …read more

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Yoel Romero responds to Robert Whittaker’s comments about his “magic” transformation

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker felt that Yoel Romero changed quite significantly between their first and second fights. According to Whittaker, Romero felt more or less normal when they first …read more

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Daily Debate results: Third time a charm? Voters want Robert Whittaker vs. Yoel Romero trilogy

UFC champion Robert Whittaker has beaten contender Yoel Romero twice now, but it seems fight fans still haven’t seen enough of this middleweight pairing.
Whittaker (20-4 MMA, 11-2 UFC) met Romero …read more

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Morning Report: Robert Whittaker on Yoel Romero’s ‘superhuman’ traits: I’m leaving that down to nothing more than magic

At UFC 225, Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero fought to a contentious split decision, but the controversy wasn’t just about the outcome of the fight. Romero missed weight for the …read more

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