Yoel Romero could have a big year

BruteDionBruteDion Posts: 10,489Free
If he gets this win I think he could get the momentum to have a huge year

I think he has top 5-7 talent for MW but I'm not as sure how well his Wrestling has translated to the big leagues

He has attempted 0 takedowns and has only a 57% TDD rate

While I don't think anyone at MW can keep him down I have not seen how well he gets people down cuz he has not tried yet

We all know he has power and has been working on his hands but I don't think that's enough to get him a title shot at all yet

I would like to see him win tonight but I also want to see his world class wrestling aswell

What you guys think?

Does he have top 10 MW talent? Will he win tonight?
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  • PoloRidahPoloRidah Posts: 11,310Free
    Yoel is definitely somebody to keep an eye on this year. I think he will win tonight and I'm sure we will see his wrestling at some point. So far he has been beating people up on the feet and hasn't needed to use it offensively.
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  • MIRKO_CRO_COPMIRKO_CRO_COP Posts: 9,280Free
    I think give him nr.15 whoever that is.

    I want to see his wrestling aswell. His striking is looking very impressive. I think he will keep improving and make top ten by the end of 2014
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  • AndersonIsStillTheGOATAndersonIsStillTheGOAT Soon to be replaced by Gunnar NelsonPosts: 3,179Free
    BruteDion said:


    We all know he has power and has been working on his hands but I don't think that's enough to get him a title shot at all yet

    Title shot? Lmao, his "power" couldn't finish a fight since Scott Lighty (who?) 3 years ago, lets not fool ourselves here.

    He'll always be somewhere between 7-15
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  • MIRKO_CRO_COPMIRKO_CRO_COP Posts: 9,280Free

    BruteDion said:


    We all know he has power and has been working on his hands but I don't think that's enough to get him a title shot at all yet

    Title shot? Lmao, his "power" couldn't finish a fight since Scott Lighty (who?) 3 years ago, lets not fool ourselves here.

    He'll always be somewhere between 7-15
    Who?
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  • MIRKO_CRO_COPMIRKO_CRO_COP Posts: 9,280Free
    Think you're getting romero and larkin mixed up mate..

    Kinda racist
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  • PoloRidahPoloRidah Posts: 11,310Free

    BruteDion said:


    We all know he has power and has been working on his hands but I don't think that's enough to get him a title shot at all yet

    Title shot? Lmao, his "power" couldn't finish a fight since Scott Lighty (who?) 3 years ago, lets not fool ourselves here.

    He'll always be somewhere between 7-15
    What are you talking about? All 6 of Romero's career wins are T/KO's. Two of them being in the UFC.
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  • PoloRidahPoloRidah Posts: 11,310Free
    Brunson is probably his toughest fight at MW so far in his career.
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  • AndersonIsStillTheGOATAndersonIsStillTheGOAT Soon to be replaced by Gunnar NelsonPosts: 3,179Free
    Lmao I'll pretend nothing happened

    Just... you know? Just...
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  • bartolinibartolini Posts: 669Ultimate
    I think if he got into mma earlier, he could've been someone to watch, but he's 36. I actually think Brunson will give him fits tonight
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  • BruteDionBruteDion Posts: 10,489Free
    bartolini said:

    I think if he got into mma earlier, he could've been someone to watch, but he's 36. I actually think Brunson will give him fits tonight

    I don't doubt Brunson will be a tough fight...he's a tough fight for anyone not named Vitor or Jacare at MW

    I'm not that worried bout his age...his style tends to age better then other styles...if he gets high clinch or wall grappling skills up (or keeps them good cuz I have yet to see them to judge it) then I think he could keep fighting at a top level for another 2-3 years easy
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  • carnages41carnages41 Posts: 36,269Free
    Yoel is a future GOAT

    He is no Bronze Medal can like Ronda, he is a Silver Medal Champion like McMann

    Romero already absorbed Clifford Starks black powers, after he absorbs Brunson's he will be unstoppable
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  • TheHNICTheHNIC Ask me about my penis.Posts: 789Free
    That flying knee he landed in his debut opened my eyes for sure. I'm not drinking the kool-aid yet but i'll be watching.
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  • BruteDionBruteDion Posts: 10,489Free
    TheHNIC said:

    That flying knee he landed in his debut opened my eyes for sure. I'm not drinking the kool-aid yet but i'll be watching.

    I just hope that win didn't give him the Gonzaga illness...when grapplers start KOing people they think they are the next Glory/K-1 champ and forget their roots



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  • TheHNICTheHNIC Ask me about my penis.Posts: 789Free
    BruteDion said:

    TheHNIC said:

    That flying knee he landed in his debut opened my eyes for sure. I'm not drinking the kool-aid yet but i'll be watching.

    I just hope that win didn't give him the Gonzaga illness...when grapplers start KOing people they think they are the next Glory/K-1 champ and forget their roots



    To be fair to Gonzaga he fought Couture after Cro Cop and Randy proved to be too much for him at the time, then he fought Werdum who was just all around better than him at the time.

    But yeah, after those two fights he could have started doing all he could to get the rest of his fights to the ground. He tried to get JDS a down a couple times after the Carwin fights but JDS TDD kept him from doing so.

    I get your point meng but just had to say that.

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  • OmoplataypusOmoplataypus BostonPosts: 4,607Free
    A silver medalist in wrestling who has shown great striking flashes. Yeah I'd definitely say that's a combo to keep an eye on. Not necessarily title picture material, but the guy is fun to watch.
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  • MachidaSilvaMachidaSilva Posts: 403Free
    edited January 15
    Yoel RomerGOAT deserves an immediate title shot after his win tonight.
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    shame hes another god botherer though
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  • MGunMGun GOATPosts: 3,124Free
    If Romero loses tonight, it will be one of the biggest upsets in UFC history
  • fobarfobar Posts: 27,337Free
    I have to say I didn't have clue who this guy was, watch a few vids earlier and potential is there for sure
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  • WalkLikeAWarrior707WalkLikeAWarrior707 Posts: 6,005Free
    Yoel is a savage. Very impressed with his first 2 wins inside the octagon. I think he will run thru Brunson tonight hopefully.
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  • wanderleisilva101wanderleisilva101 Posts: 9,402Free
    Romero will destroy Brunson only top 10 guys will give him trouble imo I'd like to see him and Munoz fight at some point.
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  • rodrodMMA92rodrodMMA92 TexasPosts: 3,999Free
    He looked like **** tonight and still got the W. Showed he can take some shots but also seems to be complacent with a fight. The whole time I just had that feeling that if he would just let his hands go he could win but he's definitely one to look out for.



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  • SteelerNation43SteelerNation43 Posts: 12,654Free
    ^ he looked like **** his last fight and got the W too. That just may be the way he fights in the UFC.
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    ^ he looked like **** his last fight and got the W too. That just may be the way he fights in the UFC.

    You're right. Maybe he should be called the fertilizer. He turns **** to great before its all over.



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  • cashflow247cashflow247 Posts: 1,738Ultimate
    Brunson was winning that fight until he got caught so uh... title shot??
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  • Hayden512Hayden512 Posts: 2,580Elite
    It sucks he's 36.
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  • BruteDionBruteDion Posts: 10,489Free
    I was in no way convinced his wrestling was top level to win a top 5 fight

    Also he either comes forward of goes back wards... No angles it seems

    When someone throws a combo he backs out and poses with his hands up...I'm like what the **** are you doing?...there was so many chances to attempt a counter to TD by ducking under the combo

    He wasted a lot of chances in that fight
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  • Gabri1985Gabri1985 Manchester, England Posts: 7,695Free
    If the other guy hadn't gassed so bad he would of lost that fight, the main thing I got from that fight is he can take a shot apart from that he looked pretty average.
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  • Yesterdays_HeroYesterdays_Hero Posts: 23,619Free
    edited January 16
    Yoel broke Brunson's jaw, he's explosive and powerful but his wrestling is terrible, is the medal from the special Olympics or something?
    Gabri1985 said:

    If the other guy hadn't gassed so bad he would of lost that fight, the main thing I got from that fight is he can take a shot apart from that he looked pretty average.

    So if the other guy was better he would have won?
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  • OmoplataypusOmoplataypus BostonPosts: 4,607Free
    Hopefully since he was close to losing that fight he'll come back more focused and won't clown around as much. At one point he was doing Anderson's hands down "come hit me" dance. You're not Anderson dude. Not even Anderson can pull that off every time.

    I think if he fights smarter he has all the athletic tools and chin to be really good. As someone else pointed out, he needs to quit the hands up showboating shiit and make people pay for missing with counter punches/TDs.
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