Yoel Romero’s ultimate goal is to return to middleweight and challenge Johnny Eblen for the Bellator belt. After a dominating knockout victory over veteran Melvin Manhoef in the co-main event of Friday’s Bellator 285 in Dublin, Romero (15-6 MMA, 2-1 BMMA) is ready to contend for a title and would want to see the fight take place in Europe.
“For the people at 205, chill out, relax a little bit, now we’re going to 185,” Romero said.
“Now what we’re looking at and what’s cooking, it’s challenging for the title at 185 pounds.
“If that option does present itself to challenge for the belt at 185, I’d like to do it here in Europe. The fan base here is fantastic. The warmth invites you to fight, and makes you want to put a show for the fans.”