UFC Middleweight Yoel Romero is out of his scheduled bout against top 185-pounder Uriah Hall. The fight was targeted as the co-headlining event set to take place on August 22 in the Apex Facility in Vegas. Moreover, the reasoning behind Romero’s exit from his fight against Uriah Hall remains largely unknown.
The high profile bout was set to add a new narrative into the Middleweight division. Several fighters in the weight class have made strong bids for their respective shots at undisputed gold. Additionally, the belt may be on the line as soon as September, thus providing clarity to the division.
UFC Middleweight’s Yoel Romero x Uriah Hall
‘The Soldier of God’ has had a tough out in the UFC as of late and was looking to get back on track in a big way. The former Olympic Wrestler has dropped his last three fights in the promotion, albeit to top competition. Moreover, his most recent loss includes a disappointing outing against undisputed 185-pound king Israel Adesanya back at UFC 248.
The fight against ‘The Last Stylebender’ proved to be a major setback for Romero, who was uncharacteristically tentative. Despite his recent setback, Romero has remained a top tier adversary in one of the most stacked divisions in the UFC. His explosive style coupled with his ability to secure finishes deep into a fight has made him a fan favorite.
Uriah Hall is on a two-fight win streak and has seemingly regained his footing in the Middleweight division. He bounced back from a series of brutal losses that have hindered his pathway to the gold strap. Additionally, he has been keen to remain active and seek out the top-caliber competition to add himself to the mix.
In light of the cancellation, it is unclear whether Hall will be on the lookout for a short-notice replacement. His path to the upper echelons of the Middleweight division lies in a marquee name, similar to a Romero. The clash between Romero and Hall offered several compelling stylistic components that intrigued MMA fans and pundits alike, based on their thirst to chase a finish.
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