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Yoel Romero Vs. Paulo Costa Reportedly Back On For UFC Miami

Two of the most physically-imposing specimens on the UFC roster are set to headline the promotion’s upcoming return to Miami, Florida.

The fight that had fans salivating ahead of its announcement for UFC 230 looks set to be revived for a spot on UFC on ESPN 3 on April 27.

Yoel Romero was last seen in action during his razor-close instant-classic showdown against Robert Whittaker at UFC 225 and while he flirted with the possibility of a move to the light-heavyweight division, it does appear as though 185lbs remains in his plans for at least a little while longer.

At 41, you’d be forgiven for assuming that his career is on the downslide but last time out, we saw a man competing at the very peak of his powers – a testament to the type of one-in-a-million athlete this guy is.

Paulo Costa, like Romero, is seen as one of the most violent competitors in the middleweight division – winning all four of his UFC bouts and all twelve of his career matchups by way of finish (11 from strikes).

Last time out, he was able to able to overwhelm a seemingly reinvigorated Uriah Hall on his way to a brutal second-round TKO at UFC 226 and now, has been seen as one of the  division’s most promising up-and-comers.

According to reports coming from Brazilian outlet Combate, Yoel Romero will return against Borrachinha in what we’re assuming to be the main-event for UFC Miami in April.

And to be honest, who wouldn’t want to see that?

It’s not a stretch to imagine that the winner would be in prime position to call out the winner of the UFC 234 headliner between the champ Whittaker and the former Ultimate Fighter winner Kelvin Gastelum.

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena


Author: Cillian Cunningham

Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at

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