A light-heavyweight clash between Yoel Romero and Alexander Gustafsson could be headed to UFC 230 in New York City on November 3rd.
That’s the word from ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, who claims that the fight is under “serious discussion” and could either be for the interim or the official light-heavyweight title.
If the latter option was the case that would mean that Daniel Cormier would have to vacate the title, though he’d still have the heavyweight belt, which he’s expecting to defend next time out against Brock Lesnar.
Romero would be fighting for the first time at 205lbs after an unsuccessful attempt to take the middleweight title from Robert Whittaker last time out.
‘The Soldier Of God’ had come in .2lbs overweight for the fight, which made him ineligible to win the title, which was the same case in his previous fight when he came in 2.7lbs for an interim title fight with Luke Rockhold, which he won by KO in the third round.
As for Gustafsson, he’s coming off a two-fight winning streak that’s seen him get the better of Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira, but he hasn’t fought again since that TKO victory in May of last year.
If the fight goes ahead, it’s likely that Romero Vs Gustafsson would headline the UFC 230 show, with Nate Diaz Vs Dustin Poirier settling in as the co-main event.