UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Yoel Romero – Soldier Of God

Christian Petersen Clash of the titans at UFC 241 this weekend in Anaheim. Despite the number of miles on 42-year-old Yoel Romero’s clock, the Cuban remains to this day, one of the most formidable top contenders in a deep middleweight division. This weekend at UFC 241 In Anaheim, the Pinar del Rio native returns to the Octagon against Paulo Costa after over a year on the sidelines. Firmly retaining the #2 rank at 185 pounds, Romero was most recently involved in a 2018 Fight of the Year candidate alongside Robert Whittaker, as he failed to pry the undisputed crown from … Continue reading UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Yoel Romero – Soldier Of God

UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Paulo Costa – The Eraser

Esther Lin – MMA Fighting Paulo Costa faces the biggest obstacle in his mixed-martial-arts career to date. Brazilian powerhouse Paulo Costa presents one of the most imposing and striking scenes at middleweight today. A slick but punishing boxing base has so far helped Costa dispatch both former champion Johny Hendricks, flashy kicker Uriah Hall, Oluwale Bamgbose and in a hasty fashion, Gareth McLellan. Prohibited intravenous infusions have somewhat haltered Costa’s activity in the Octagon over the last year but his rank as the seventh-best 185 pound-er in the promotion remains. Ahead of this weekend’s ‘third time’ lucky pairing with the … Continue reading UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Paulo Costa – The Eraser

UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Nate Diaz

Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Diaz (right) taunts Conor McGregor during their UFC 196 main event. It’s been a staggering 1091 days since we’ve seen Stockton favorite Nate Diaz step foot in the Octagon. UFC 202, to be precise, was the last time Diaz competed in mixed martial arts competition, in arguably one of the most high profile bouts in the history of the sport. That night, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas played host to Diaz vs. McGregor II, a re-run of the pair’s UFC 196 grudge match. Despite the almost three year hiatus from the sport, Diaz remains … Continue reading UFC 241 Fighter Profile: Nate Diaz