Sep 23 2022
Friday

3Arena Dublin, Dublin, Ireland

Bellator Dublin
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
Melvin Manhoef
Manhoef
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14-6-0

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US - TBC / UK - TBC

32-15-1

The tape

45
Age
46
6' 0" / 183 cm
Height
5' 8" / 173 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
70.9" / 180 cm

Full record

KO 3SD 3UD 5UD 3SD 5
Form
KO 2KO 1UD 3
14
Wins
32
12
By KO
29
86
KO%
91
0
By Sub
0
0
SUB%
0
6
Losses
15
1
Stopped
6
0
Tapped
7
0
Draws
1
2009
Debut
1995
20
Bouts
50
57
Rounds
73
4 hours, 9 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 12 minutes

Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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UFC
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8
Bellator
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Tapology
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Yoel Romero vs Melvin Manhoef preview

When is Romero vs Manhoef?

Yoel Romero is set to face the challenge of Melvin Manhoef, as the co-main event of Bellator Dublin, on Friday 23rd September 2022 at 3Arena Dublin in Dublin.

The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Romero vs Manhoef stats

Yoel Romero steps into the ring with a record of 14 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Melvin Manhoef will make his way to the ring with a record of 32 wins, 15 loses and 1 draw, with 29 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggest Manhoef has a slight advantage in power over Romero, with a 91% knock out percentage over Romero's 86%.

Yoel Romero is the younger man by 1 year, at 45 years old.

Romero has a height advantage of 4 inches over Manhoef. This also extends to a 3-inch reach advantage.

Romero is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 28 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 14 year later than Manhoef, whose first professional fight was in 1995. He has fought 16 less professional rounds, 57 to Manhoef's 73.

Romero vs Manhoef form

Yoel Romero has stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he won against Alex Polizzi at Bellator 280 on 6th May 2022 by knockout in the 3rd round at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Previous to 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.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before that, 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.

He had lost to Robert Whittaker at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by split decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago.

Activity check

Romero's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 9 months and 22 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 19 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.8 rounds on average.

Manhoef's last 3 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 6 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.

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