William Romero First IQMMA Champion

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Iroquois MMA held its fifth card on September 27 in Ohsweken, Ontario.  The card was headlined by a featherweight bout between WIlliam Romero and “Money” Mike Roberts where the winner would become the first ever MMA champion crowned in Ontario.

In that match, William Romero from Iron Tiger Muay Thai defeated Mike Roberts from Dan Severn’s camp in Michigan in an all out four round war with Romero.  Romero secured the Rear Naked Choke in the fourth and won the IQMMA Featherweight title and the first ever champion in Ontario.

William Romero submits Mike Roberts to become IQMMA Champion

William Romero submits Mike Roberts to become IQMMA Champion

This was the first time a champion was crowned in Ontario.  The reason for this is that MMA is considered illegal by the Ontario Athletic Commission.  The OAC claims that MMA breaks Canada’s Criminal Code of Law.  The Iroquois Nation residing in Ontario formed its own Grand River Athletic Commission to sponsor the MMA.  Since this was the first IQMMA title fight, Romero became the first champion to win in the province.

This was the second time that the two had fought.  Romero previously TKO’d Roberts in the second round in June at IQMMA 4.  Romero trains out of Iron Tiger Muay Thai which is considered a premiere Muay Thai club with one of, if not the best, Muay Thai coach/trainer in the country – Alin Halmagean.  However, this MMA title proves that the Iron Tiger gym is not a one trick pony.

Click here for full results of the September 27 Iroquois MMA 5 fight card

IQMMA Featherweight Champion - William Romero

IQMMA Featherweight Champion - William Romero

6 Responses to “ William Romero First IQMMA Champion ”

  1. brian says:

    IQMMA rules, only pro event in Ontario. i hear its growing each show..i would rather watch IQMMA THEN tko. iqmma have tougher fighters and better production.

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  2. izzy4reel says:

    Romero will be fighting on the XMMA 7 card scheduled to take place February 27th at the Bell Centre in Montreal,Quebec. He will be fighting an up and comer fighting out of Sudbury,Ontario Michel Gagnon holding a 2-0 record while Romero holds a 3-0 record and the IQMMA featherweight championship.This should be an entertaining bout with both fighters not wanting to collect their first career loss.This is the biggest show both of these guys have ever been in, there will be a tremendous amount of pressure being felt by both.
    PREDICTION-Michel Gagnon win by submission 2nd round
    Everybody watch for Michel Gagnon because he is the next big thing,mark my words

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  3. jimmy says:

    i perdict romero by ko gagnon gets fustrated by not being able to take romero down he will be forced to trade punches with romero and in stand up gagnon isnt in the same league

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  4. Killersnowman says:

    i agree. Ive seen romero fight at iroqouis and no one will stand with him, they always shoot. He has ground game too as hes submitted 2 of his opponents. I say romero KO’s him by kick. Those iron tiger guys are serious!!!

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  5. Jimmy, Killersnowman…. nice predictions. Romero won a unanimous decision at XMMA 7 over Gagnon.

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  6. jack cornick says:

    Will fucked hem up @ Xmma 7 !!!!!!! it was awesome the best fight of the night

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