I did not know that I wanted this fight in my life, but I do now. Yoel Romero will take on David Branch at UFC on FOX, Orlando, on February 24. Both fighters are at the top of the middleweight division in the UFC. However, both are coming off losses to other top-ranked fighters.
Yoel Romero was on the fast track to a UFC title shot with all eight of his UFC fights being wins. He took on Robert Whittaker for the interim title and lost a unanimous decision to him. At forty years old, he sits on a record of 12-2 and looks to get back on track against Branch.
David Branch was on an eleven-fight win streak that saw him become the World Series of Fighting champion at 185 and 205 pounds. Coming back to the UFC, he earned a split decision win over Krzysztof Jotko and then a loss to former middleweight champion, Luke Rockhold.
This fight will see who climbs the middleweight ladder and who has to go back to the drawing board.