Belts on The Line
Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Eblen vs Romero?
Johnny Eblen could potentially square off against Yoel Romero, in Spring 2024.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Eblen vs Romero stats
Johnny Eblen would step into the octagon with an undefeated record of 14 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Yoel Romero would make his way to the cage with a record of 15 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 13 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggest Romero would have a massive power advantage over Eblen, boosting at 87% knock out percentage over Eblen's 43%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Eblen would have a slight advantage over Romero, with a 7% submission rate over Romero's 0%.
Johnny Eblen is the younger man by 15 years, at 31 years old.
Eblen has a height advantage of 1 inch over Romero. Despite this, both fighters have equal reach.
Eblen is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2017, 7 year and 6 months later than Romero, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He has fought 31 less professional rounds, 34 to Romero's 65.
Eblen vs Romero form
Eblen remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Fabian Edwards at Bellator 299 on 23rd September 2023 by knockout in the 3rd round in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland.
Previous to that, he had defeated Anatoly Tokov at Bellator 290 on 4th February 2023 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Kia Forum, Inglewood, United States.
Going into that contest, he had beat Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Before that, he had won against John Salter at Bellator 276 on 11th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Family Arena, St. Louis.
He had beat Collin Huckbody at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Yoel Romero has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he Vadim Nemkov at Bellator 297 on 16th June 2023 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Light Heavyweight championship fight at Wintrust Arena, Chicago, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 285 on 23rd September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had won against Alex Polizzi at Bellator 280 on 6th May 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Before that, he had been beaten by Phil Davis at Bellator 266 on 18th September 2021 by split decision in their 3 round contest at SAP Center, San Jose, United States.
He had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 248 on 7th March 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
In terms of recent activity, Johnny Eblen has been fighting more than Yoel Romero.
Johnny Eblen last fought 2 months and 14 days ago, while Yoel Romero's last outing was 5 months and 21 days ago.
Eblen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Romero's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 9 months, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Eblen vs Romero?
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