Yoel Romero
Yoel Romero
Celebrated Name: Yoel Romero
Real Name/Full Name: Yoel Romero Palacio
Gender: Male
Age: 47 years old
Birth Date: 30 April 1977
Birth Place: Pinar del Río, Cuba
Nationality: Cuban
Height: 1.78m
Weight: 84kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife/Spouse (Name): No
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): Yes (name)
Dating/Girlfriend (Name): N/A
Is Yoel Romero Gay?: No
Profession: mixed martial artist, Freestyle Wrestler
Salary: $600,000
Net Worth in 2024: $15 million
Last Updated: June 2024

Yoel Romero Palacio is a former wrestler and Cuban mixed martial artist.  Yoel is presently signed to Ultimate fighting championship, where he competes in the Middleweight Division. During his wrestling times, Yoel won six Olympic and world medals. Currently, Romero ranks fourth in the UFC middleweight rankings.

Yoel Romero has been compared to the greatest of all time in professional Olympic wrestling due to the abilities he has shown in the UFC, and the fact he has achieved several victories when fighting against former champions. His physique, power, and explosiveness have made him be regarded among the greatest fighters.

Maybe you know about Yoel Romero very well, but do you know how old and tall is he and what is his net worth in 2024? If you do not know, we have prepared this article about details of Yoel Romero’s short biography-wiki, career, professional life, personal life, today’s net worth, age, height, weight, and more facts. Well, if you’re ready, let’s start.

Early Life & Biography

Yoel Romero was born in Pinar del Rio on 3 April 1977. Yoel’s younger brother named Yoan Pablo Hernandez is a Cruiserweight Champion.

Personal Life

Yoel Romero is married with two children. Not much of his private life is known because, like many celebrities, he has managed to keep his personal life very private. He is also said to have a son who he has never seen.

Yoel has described himself as a Christian several times and a man of God.

Yoel was involved in a supplement lawsuit. In 2016, he sued Gold Star performance product after using their drug, which resulted in him failing a drug test conducted by USADA. He won this lawsuit in 2019 and was awarded $27.5 million judgment against that company.

Age, Height, and Weight

Being born on 3 April 1977, Yoel Romero is 47 years old as of today’s date 23rd June 2024. His height is 1.78m tall, and his weight is 84 kg.


Yoel Romero has specialized in martial arts and freestyle wrestling in his career. He started wrestling training in the 1990s. Later on, he represented Cuba in the FILA Wrestling World Championships at a senior level. In 1999 Romero became world champion after defeating Khadzhimurad of Russia thereafter. He competed in other wrestling matches like the 2000 Summer Olympics, 2004 Summer Olympics, and others.

In December 2009, Romero made his debut in the professional mixed martial arts. Romero was trained by Sergej Kuftin and Zike Simic between the years 2008 and 2011. He amassed an impressive undefeated record of 5-0 throughout Poland and Germany in various promotions.  In July 2011 Romero signed with Strikeforce, his first promotional debut was against Rafael Cavalcante on September 2011 at Strikeforce 36. He got a neck injury, and he was forced to take a break until 2013.

Romero debuted in the Ultimate Fighting Championship was against Clifford Starks on 20 April 2013. He won the first round but was knocked out on that match but was knocked out later that night. Romero has competed on several matches in the UFC against competitors like Ronny Markes, Tim Kennedy, and others. His latest fight was against Israel Adesanya on March 2020, for the UFC middleweight title, which ended with a knockout that night.

Awards & Achievements

Yoel Romero has accomplished a lot in his careers. These are some of the accomplishments and awards that have graced his career.

  • In mixed martial arts, he has won 13 matches against his competitors.
  • In Ultimate Fighting Championship, he won Knockout of the Night, the fight of the night, and the performance of the night titles.
  • In 2018 he won the fight of the year on the MMA DNA.nl.
  • Romero has also won a lot of titles as a freestyle wrestling competitor.

Net Worth & Salary of Yoel Romero in 2024

Yoel Romero Net Worth
Yoel Romero Net Worth

As of June 2024, Yoel Romero’s net worth is estimated at approximately $15 million. Most of his wealth is from his martial arts and freestyle wrestling career. Romero’s highest career purse money was $430,000, which he earned when he competed against Rob Whittaker at UFC 213. When he signed a contract with UFC in 2013, his earnings increased to $1.95 million.

These and other career earnings are what has contributed to his wealth over the years and grew his net worth to the multi-millionaire status. Since Romero is still active and participates in fights, his net worth will hopefully be more in the future.

Yoel Romero can be ranked among the greatest wrestlers and Martial art professionals. This is on the basis of the records that he holds and matches he has won in his career against former champions. Although he has had a few setbacks, he has come out strong. He keeps on competing, and his wealth continues growing, his net worth will hopefully be much more in the future.


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