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Report: Bellator and PFL reject Yoel Romero signing, BKFC ‘very interested’

As two organizations close their doors, one is already opening theirs for Yoel Romero.

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Following his recent UFC release, former two-time undisputed title contender Yoel Romero is getting the Anderson Silva treatment. The difference, however, is that he’s having it a bit easier.

Let’s start with the rejections. On Monday, ESPN’s Ariel Helwani told Daniel Cormier in their weekly show that both Bellator and PFL already said no to signing “The Soldier of God.” No specific reasons were given, but both men were under the impression that for Bellator specifically, it was about wanting to branch out from being the organization that takes in former UFC talents.

But as two organizations shut their doors, one opened theirs. For Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship president David Feldman, the 43-year-old Romero would be a perfect fit for his roster of fighters.

“We are very interested. How could we not be? He has BKFC written all over him,” Feldman told “He would be a welcome addition, we will see if we can make it happen.”

As Dana White himself stated, Romero is only one of the 60 other fighters to be released from the company roster before the year ends.