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Former UFC Star Yoel Romero agrees contract with Bellator, set for debut in 2021

Former UFC middleweight title challenger Yoel Romero will sign with Bellator and debut in the company’s light heavyweight division.

According to a report from ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, the ‘Soldier of God’ is expected to sign with Scott Coker’s promotion imminently.

However, as of now, no specific date has been set for Romero’s debut and we are yet to find out who his first opponent in the promotion will be.

Here is what Ariel Helwani tweeted out in regards to Yoel Romero signing with the UFC:

Bellator officials had initially passed upon the signing of Yoel Romero after he was unexpectedly let-go by the UFC recently.

The UFC released Romero in early December, after he challenged Israel Adesanya for the middleweight belt in March in his last UFC appearance.

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Isaac Darko is the lead Combat Sports writer for AfroBallers. He is an expert in Boxing, Mixed Martial Art and Wrestling reportage. Isaac is a journalist with newfound love for athlete management and digital media.

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