The Ultimate Fighting Championship has made an addition to their roster with the signing of light-heavyweight Ricardo Romero, according to his manager, Mike Constantino. The report was confirmed by MMAjunkie.com. Romero’s deal is for four-fights.
“This is a dream come true!” Romero said today in a release.
The former Ring of Combat light-heavyweight and heavyweight champion is expected to make his promotional debut on a card this summer.
According to MMAjunkie:
Romero (10-1 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was earlier rumored to face Steve Cantwell, who was recently re-licensed to fight after an issue with his medical paperwork, at UFC 116 in July. However, sources close to the event informed MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that the matchup recently fell through.
It is unknown whether Romero will hold his spot on the summer card or migrate to another event, though Constantino said he remains hopeful his client will still appear on the card.
Romero will enter the octagon riding a five-fight win streak that includes a submission victory over The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights alum, James McSweeney. He scored a first-round submission victory in his most recent bout.
Romero now calls AMA Fight Club home. He trains alongside UFC fighters Dan Miller, Jim Miller, and Charlie Brenneman.