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Johnny Eblen vs Yoel Romero preview
When is Eblen vs Romero?
Johnny Eblen could potentially square off against Yoel Romero, in Spring 2023.
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 13 wins, zero loses and 0 draws, 5 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, 6 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 38%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Eblen would have a slight advantage over Romero, with a 8% submission rate over Romero's 0%.
Johnny Eblen is the younger man by 14 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 29 less professional rounds, 31 to Romero's 60.
Eblen vs Romero form
Eblen remains undefeated as a professional, stopping 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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.
Previous to that, he had defeated Gegard Mousasi at Bellator 282 on 24th June 2022 by unanimous decision in their Bellator Middleweight championship fight at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Going into that contest, he had beat John Salter at Bellator 276 on 11th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at The Family Arena, St. Louis.
Before that, he had won against Collin Huckbody at Bellator MMA on 3rd December 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
He had beat Travis Davis at Bellator 262 on 16th July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville.
Yoel Romero has stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated Melvin Manhoef at Bellator 285 on 23rd September 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at 3Arena Dublin, Dublin, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Alex Polizzi at Bellator 280 on 6th May 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had been beaten by Paulo Costa at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.
In terms of recent activity, Johnny Eblen has been fighting more than Yoel Romero.
Johnny Eblen last fought 1 month and 27 days ago, while Yoel Romero's last outing was 6 months and 8 days ago.
Eblen's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 8 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 4 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, 7 months and 14 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Eblen vs Romero?
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