Report: Yoel Romero vs. David Branch Set For UFC on FOX 28


According to a report from The Orlando Sentinel, which was later confirmed by’s Ariel Helwani, a middleweight bout between Yoel Romero and David Branch has been set for UFC on FOX 28.

Earlier this month, Branch, a former World Series of Fighting (WSOF) two-division champion, took to his official Twitter account to call out Romero, who responded and agreed to the fight. According to Helwani, the bout will be a three-round contest.

Romero, a former Olympian, is coming off of an interim title bout loss to Robert Whittaker last July at UFC 213. Prior to that, he had won eight consecutive fights with six of those victories coming by way of stoppage. He holds notable Octagon victories over Lyoto Machida, Ronaldo Souza and Chris Weidman.

Branch, on the other hand, had won 10-straight fights upon returning to the UFC earlier this year. He scored a decision victory over Krzystof Jotko at UFC 211 last May before suffering a stoppage loss to ex-champion Luke Rockhold this past September.

UFC on FOX 28 is set to take place at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on Feb. 24, 2017. A main event for the card has not yet been announced.

  • Draven

    Branch better start saying his prayers because he’s gonna get destroyed.

  • Doug Hairston

    Yoel is coming for that title, God is with him

    • buddy

      by ‘god’ you mean the imaginary anti-homosexual crusader unicorn in the sky right?

      • Doug Hairston

        Nah, my God is real, i know him in spirit, one day you will know, hopefully it wont be to late for you, no need to respond, im not into debating this, i know my God

        • buddy

          Who said we were having a debate? You can believe whatever you like but that doesn’t make it real just an emotional fuzzy warm feeling produced by adherence to a particular theology. For it to be ‘real’ you need evidence which is what you need for any proposition to be anything other than imaginary.

          • Doug Hairston

            My God is real

          • buddy

            Dude we get it thats cool for you but my point is maybe you feel its real but if I see a coiled rope and think its a snake my fear is also the same kind of ‘real’. Ie no evidence but it feels real.