Number one ranked middleweight, Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero (13-3) will fight on the card of UFC 230 in New York’s Madison Square Garden in November, against the undefeated, upcoming, eighth-ranked destroyer, Paulo “The Eraser” Costa (12-0).
This will be Romero’s first matchup since his loss at UFC 226 against middleweight champion Robert Whittaker.
Costa, however, is coming in with 4-fight winning streak, all in the UFC, including his most recent win against now, ranked #12 middleweight Uriah Hall (14-9).
After the controversy of missing weight for the Whittaker fight, the 41-year-old fancied going up to the light heavyweight(205 lbs) division to face the top-ranked fighters there, including Alexander Gustafsson (18-4)and current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier (21-1).
Now eyes will be kept on the veteran Cuban fighter as he handles his weight management to fight in the middleweight division once again.