Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2022-09-23, disappointing mma bout: Yoel Romero vs Melvin Manhoef gets two stars (take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2022).
Manhoef vs Romero is scheduled to take place Friday, September 23rd, at the 3Arena in Dublin (Ireland), in a 3-round light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg) bout; it is on the undercard of Benson Henderson vs Peter Queally – Bellator 285. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Yoel Romero record
The former Olympian wrestler Yoel Romero Palacio entered this fight with a pro mma record of 14-6-0 (86% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.9 light heavyweight in the world.
He lost four consecutive bouts between 2018 and 2021, the last two against Israel Adesanya (Israel Adesanya vs Yoel Romero) and Phil Davis (Phil Davis vs Yoel Romero), but then he came back to win with Alex Polizzi in May 2022 (Yoel Romero Palacio vs Alex Polizzi).
Melvin Manhoef record
His opponent, Melvin Manhoef, has a record of 32-15-1 (91% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) but he is not ranked as he hasn’t fought since 2020.
In his last three matches he has beat Kent Kauppinen (Melvin Manhoef vs Kent Kauppinen) and Yannick Bahati but then he has lost to Corey Anderson (Corey Anderson vs Melvin Manhoef).
Here is the Bellator 285 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on Showtime)
Benson Henderson vs Peter Queally
Yoel Romero vs Melvin Manhoef
Leah McCourt vs Dayana Silva
Mads Burnell vs Pedro Carvalho
Ciaran Clarke vs Rafael Hudson
Karl Moore vs Karl Albrektsson
Brian Moore vs Arivaldo Silva
Brett Johns vs Jordan Winski
Darragh Kelly vs Kye Stevens
Georgi Karakhanyan vs Kane Mousah
Kenny Mokhonoana vs Alex Bodnar
Asael Adjoudj vs Jordan Barton
Luca Poclit vs Dante Shiro
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Yoel Romero Palacio vs Melvin Manhoef as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
SPOILER – Official highlights
Who won Romero vs Manhoef fight?
Yoel Romero Palacio defeated Melvin Manhoef via KO at 3:34, round 3:34 .