VIDEO: Yoel Romero and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Brother Send Out Positive Vibes to ‘The Eagle’

Published 02/11/2021, 12:37 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MARCH 07: Yoel Romero of Cuba prepares to fight Israel Adesanya of Nigeria in their UFC middleweight championship fight during the UFC 248 event at T-Mobile Arena on March 07, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)


Bellator MMA lightweight fighter, Usman Nurmagomedov, took to social media and shared a video grab with uber-popular, Yoel Romero. The two sent out positive vibes and greetings to Usman’s cousin, UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov. Yoel Romero, who is very familiar with Khabib Nurmagomedov during his time in the UFC, was happy to interact with his cousin.

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Both men are new entities to join the ranks of Bellator MMA as the promotion aims at swift expansion. In fact, ‘The Soldier of God’ is as popular in the news cycle as ever considering his debut fight in the promotion was announced recently. Both men together showcase an exciting new stage in Bellator MMA’s foray into continual international talent expansion.

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The company recently sent out a post in anticipation of Usman Nurmagomedov’s debut under the promotional banner. Not to mention, a repost to Khabib Nurmagomedov, which also included both men engaged in the training room side-by-side. ‘The Eagle’ has always been a supporter of the Dagestani talent wave that comes in.

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The organization led by veteran promoter Scott Coker rarely fails to deliver on bringing in a varied talent pool on a consistent basis. Like 11-0 Usman Nurmagomedov, the promotion continually brings in fighters who have the potential to make some massive moves. UFC featherweight, Zabit Magomedsharipov’s brother, also came into the promotion.

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However, the acquisition of big names from the UFC roster still remains a key feature of Bellator’s recruitment strategy. Former title challenger, Yoel Romero, was one such entrant after he parted ways with the UFC. Despite the fact that he’s on a three-fight skid, anyone in the MMA community will attest to the fact that he’s as dangerous as ever.

LAS VEGAS, NV – MARCH 07: Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero fighting during the UFC 248 on March 07, 2020, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. (Photo by Louis Grasse/PX Images/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Yoel Romero will scrap another new signing in Anthony Johnson at Bellator 257 set for mid-April. The bout is part of an 8-man light heavyweight tournament that features veterans such as Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida. The announcement of the tournament bracket came in recently and is another homegrown idea that’s been a huge success.

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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