Yoel Romero who is a Cuban mixed martial artist as well as former World Champion and the Olympic silver medalist in the freestyle wrestling was born on 30th April of the year 1977. His younger sibling, a brother named Yoan Pablo Hernandez is a Cruiserweight Champion in the professional boxing. In addition to that, he also competed in middleweight division of Ultimate Fighting Championship as well as formerly competed in now-defunct Strikeforce organization.
Romero competed in both of the 2000 Summer Olympics as well as 2004 Summer Olympics where he represented his home nation of the Cuba. In 2000 freestyle competition, he won the silver medal losing to Adam Saitiev in finals. In the year 2004, he finished in the fourth position. While competing in the freestyle wrestling, he has defeated three different Olympic Gold Medal Winners as well as 5 different world champions. Among them were Les Gutches and Cael Sanderson both of whom he has multiple victories over.
In addition to that, Romero also represented Cuba at senior level in FILA Wrestling World Championships that was held in the non-Olympic years from the year 1997 till 2005. At 1999 World Wrestling Championships, he became the world champ by defeating 1996 Olympic gold medalist Khadzhimurad Magomedov of the Russia. In 2002, he controversially missed out on being the world champ again. He was medaled in the 5 total world championships only missing out with the 5th place finish in 1997 and 6th finish place in 2003.
His other notable achievements include the gold medal at 2003 Pam American Games, quadrennial competition held a year before Olympics and multiple first place finishes at FILA Wrestling World Cup. He was also suspended for all 2006 by Cuban Wrestling Federation for allegedly throwing the match against the Mindorashvili at 2005 World Championships. He signed with the Strikeforce in July of 2011. Later, he made his UFC debut on 20th April of 2013 against the fighter Clifford Starks. He then won the fight via KO in first round which also made him earn Knockout of the Night Honors.
Talking about his personal life bio, it is not known whether he is dating anyone nor has any girlfriend. Apart from that, Yoel has now reached at the age of 38 and he weights 84 kg. He stands taller at the height of six feet. He is ranked at number 6 in official UFC middleweight rankings. Yoel has described himself as a man of God whose hero is Jesus Christ. Besides that, Romero can also be followed in his Instagram, twitter and Facebook account.