Yoel Romero’s first MMA fight does NOT go well for the other guy
Top-ranked UFC beast, Yoel Romero, is not only one of the best wrestlers to have ever competed in the UFC, he is also one of the most athletic fighters as well and even at 40 years of age, he is able to do things in the cage that even most 20-year-olds can’t do.
In this video from 10 years ago when Yoel was 30 (the athletic prime for most fighters), we see he was a totally different kind of beast altogether as he absolutely demolishes his opponent in his very first MMA fight.
According to Yoel himself in a recent interview on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, this MMA fight, which took place in 2009 at event Fighting Masters Championship in Fürth, Germany, isn’t even on Yoel’s official record.
You can tell right away too in this fight just what an athletic freak this guy is as he effortlessly ragdolls his opponent to the ground then beats the absolute bejesus out of him. Yoel’s ground and pound in this fight is almost reminiscent of a prime Fedor Emelianenko’s ground and pound, but Yoel’s is even more devastating almost.
As previously mentioned, Yoel was around 30-years-old in this fight and it is almost too bad that Romero got into MMA so late in life as he probably would have been an all-time great had he got into the game a little earlier.
He was busy taking the world on in wrestling at the time though and had he not have that experience under his belt, he probably wouldn’t be the beast he is today.
Romero is currently coming off a huge KO win over Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 and is now getting another crack at UFC gold in a rematch with current middleweight champion Robert Whittaker at UFC 225 on June 9, 2018.
ABOUT YOEL ROMERO:
Yoel Romero Palacio (born April 30, 1977) is a Cuban mixed martial artist and former freestyle wrestler. He competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, a mixed martial arts promotion, where he has attained a world ranking of two in the middleweight division. As a freestyle wrestler, Romero was a world gold medalist and an Olympic silver medalist. In all, he won six world and Olympic medals. [Source: Wiki]