Yoel Romero Medically Cleared, Debuts For Bellator On September 18
Yoel Romero can keep fighting.
Romero was cut from the light heavyweight grand prix for failing his physical. He was supposed to make his debut in the Bellator against Anthony Johnson.
“I think he is cleared now, so I think we’ll be looking to book him and have him fight before the end of the year,” Bellator MMA President Scott Coker told MMA Junkie. “I think he’s good to go on all cylinders moving forward. Give us another week or two, and we’ll figure it out and put him on a card somewhere.”
On Friday, Bellator MMA released a press release that noted Romero is making his debut on Saturday, September 18 against No. 3 ranked Phil Davis in the main event for the light heavyweight division.
The last time Romero fought was at UFC 248.
It was his last opportunity to win the UFC middleweight title, but Israel Adesanya defeated Romero via unanimous decision.
It was his third loss in a row, and UFC decided to cut him from the promotion. He signed with Bellator.
Romero, who is in the light heavyweight division, might also be willing to cut weight, and fight in the middleweight, Coker said.