Yoel Romero Palacio

Yoel "Soldier of God" Romero Palacio

First Name: Yoel Last Name: Romero Palacio
Nickname: Soldier of God
Date of Birth: Apr 30, 1977 Age: 46
Weight: 84.0 Height: 178.0
Reach: 185.0
Location: Coconut Creek, Florida
Hometown: Pinar del Rio, Cuba
Fighting Styles: Freestyle Wrestling World Champion
Affiliations: American Top Team
Fight Stats
Record 15 - 7 Last 5 Fights
Total Fights 22 fights Professional Fights 22 fights
Amateur Fights 0 fights Years Fighting 14 years
Days Last Fought 57 days Rounds Fought 65 rounds
Finish Wins 12 finishes Finish Losses 1 finish losses
Finish Win Percentage 80 % Finish Loss Percentage 14 %
Knockout Wins 7 KOs Knockout Losses 1 KO losses
TKO Wins 5 TKOs TKO Losses 0 TKO losses
KO/TKO Win Percentage 80 % KO/TKO Loss Percentage 14 %
Submission Wins 0 subs Submission Losses 0 sub losses
Submission Win Percentage 0 % Submission Loss Percentage 0 %
Decision Wins 3 decision wins Decision Losses 6 decision losses
Decision Win Percentage 20 % Decision Loss Percentage 85 %
Unanimous Decision Wins 2 UD wins Unanimous Decision Losses 4 UD losses
Split Decision Wins 1 SD wins Split Decision Losses 2 SD losses

Professional Fights

Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(14 - 7)

PFL vs. Bellator Champs

February 24, 2024 Saturday
12 PM ET / 9 AM PT

Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Thiago Santos
Loss

Thiago Santos

(22 - 11, 1 NC)
Yoel Romero
Loss

Yoel Romero

(14 - 6)

Bellator 297

June 16, 2023 Friday
6 PM ET / 3 PM PT

Wintrust Arena, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 5 Time: 5:00

Vadim Nemkov
Win

Vadim Nemkov

(14 - 2, 1 NC)
Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(13 - 6)

Bellator 285

September 23, 2022 Friday
2 PM ET / 11 AM PT

3Arena, Dublin, Ireland

KO (Elbows) Round: 3 Time: 3:34

Melvin Manhoef
Loss

Melvin Manhoef

(32 - 14 - 1, 2 NC)
Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(12 - 6)

Bellator 280

May 06, 2022 Friday
4 PM ET / 1 PM PT

Accor Arena, Paris, France

TKO (Punches) Round: 3 Time: 4:59

Alex Polizzi
Loss

Alex Polizzi

(16 - 1)
Yoel Romero
Loss

Yoel Romero

(12 - 5)

Bellator 266

September 18, 2021 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

SAP Center, San Jose, California, United States

Decision (Split) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Phil Davis
Win

Phil Davis

(23 - 6, 1 NC)
Yoel Romero
Loss

Yoel Romero

(12 - 4)

UFC 248

March 07, 2020 Saturday
7 PM ET / 4 PM PT

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 5 Time: 5:00

Israel Adesanya
Win

Israel Adesanya

(17 - 1)
Yoel Romero
Loss

Yoel Romero

(12 - 3)

UFC 241

August 17, 2019 Saturday
6:30 PM ET / 3:30 PM PT

Honda Center, Anaheim, California, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Paulo Costa
Win

Paulo Costa

(12 - 0)
Yoel Romero
Loss

Yoel Romero

(12 - 2)

UFC 225

June 09, 2018 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

United Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States

Decision (Split) Round: 5 Time: 5:00

Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(11 - 2)

UFC 221

February 10, 2018 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Perth Arena, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

KO (Punches) Round: 3 Time: 1:48

Luke Rockhold
Loss

Luke Rockhold

(16 - 3)
Yoel Romero
Loss

Yoel Romero

(11 - 1)

UFC 213

July 08, 2017 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 5 Time: 5:00

Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(10 - 1)

UFC 205

November 12, 2016 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States

KO (Flying Knee) Round: 3 Time: 0:24

Chris Weidman
Loss

Chris Weidman

(13 - 1)
Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(9 - 1)

UFC 194

December 12, 2015 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Decision (Split) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Jacare Souza
Loss

Jacare Souza

(22 - 3)
Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(8 - 1)

UFC Fight Night 70

June 27, 2015 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood, Florida, United States

KO (Elbows) Round: 3 Time: 1:38

Lyoto Machida
Loss

Lyoto Machida

(22 - 6)
Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(7 - 1)

UFC on Fox 11

April 19, 2014 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Amway Center, Orlando, Florida, United States

Decision (Unanimous) Round: 3 Time: 5:00

Brad Tavares
Loss

Brad Tavares

(12 - 1)
Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(6 - 1)

UFC Fight Night 35

January 15, 2014 Wednesday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

The Arena at Gwinnett Center, Duluth, Georgia, United States

TKO (Punches and Elbows) Round: 3 Time: 3:23

Derek Brunson
Loss

Derek Brunson

(13 - 2)
Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(5 - 1)

UFC Fight Night 31

November 06, 2013 Wednesday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

Fort Campbell, Hopkinsville, Kentucky, United States

KO (Punches) Round: 3 Time: 1:39

Ronny Markes
Loss

Ronny Markes

(14 - 1)
Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(4 - 1)

UFC on Fox 7

April 20, 2013 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, United States

KO (Flying Knee and Punches) Round: 1 Time: 1:32

Clifford Starks
Loss

Clifford Starks

(8 - 1)
Yoel Romero
Loss

Yoel Romero

(4 - 0)

Barnett vs. Kharitonov

September 10, 2011 Saturday
10 PM ET / 7 PM PT

U.S. Bank Arena, Cincinnati, Ohio, United States

KO (Punches) Round: 2 Time: 4:51

Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(3 - 0)

FOTN - Fight of the Night 2011

May 27, 2011 Friday
2 PM ET / 11 AM PT

Hippodrom, Greding, Bavaria, Germany

KO (Punch) Round: 1 Time: 0:33

Laszlo Eck
Loss

Laszlo Eck

(DEBUT)
Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(2 - 0)

SFC 4

March 05, 2011 Saturday
2 PM ET / 11 AM PT

Hessenhalle, Giessen, Germany

TKO (Retirement) Round: 1 Time: 2:58

Nikita Petrovs
Loss

Nikita Petrovs

(1 - 4)
Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(1 - 0)

The Eternal Struggle

October 08, 2010 Friday
1 PM ET / 10 AM PT

Centrum Arena, Dabrowa Gornicza, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland

TKO (Retirement) Round: 3 Time: 4:05

Yoel Romero
Win

Yoel Romero

(DEBUT)

FOTN - Fight of the Night 2009

December 20, 2009 Sunday
2 PM ET / 11 AM PT

Rockfabrik, Nuremberg, Germany

TKO (Punches) Round: 1 Time: 0:48