Yoel Romero & Anthony Johnson Discuss Bellator 258 Matchup

Yoel Romero and Anthony Johnson are eagerly anticipating their showdown.

Romero and Johnson will collide on May 7. The bout will serve as a quarterfinal match in the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix. It’ll be the co-main event of Bellator 258. Headlining will be a bantamweight title fight between champion Juan Archuleta and Sergio Pettis.

During the virtual media conference, Romero heaped praise on “Rumble” (h/t MMAJunkie.com).

“It’s a very special time. To be in this grand prix is very good for me. This is an incredible matchup. ‘Rumble’ Johnson is an amazing fighter. When I see ‘Rumble’ Johnson, I see in this division as the top guy. There are many good athletes in this division: Jonny (Jones), ‘DC’ (Daniel Cormier), Tito Ortiz. You need to put his name in this list.”

Johnson said he’s got goosebumps just thinking about the matchup and he’s aware that fight fans share in that excitement.

“I can feel it, man. It’s definitely out there. My (social media) is blowing up. The buzz is definitely out there. I don’t know who is more excited, me or the fans. Just to have a great fight in a great organization with a great opponent, this feels like a dream come true.”

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