Romero Takes on Johnson in Halifax
After fighting in the Bellator Featherweight tournament, William Romero will be fighting for W1 on October 23. The promotion recently announced Romero signed a multi-fight exclusive contract. Romero joins a deep Featherweight division that includes W1 champion John Fraser, Antonio Carvalho, Thierry Quenneville, and Ivan Menjivar.
Romero had this to say about his signing,
“I’m very excited about my recent signing with W-1. W-1 is a great organization that has a deeply talented featherweight roster and national television coverage with The Score fighting series. I wanna fight the best and to do so in front of my country is a great honour.”
Now Top MMA News has learned that Romero will fight Tristan Johnson in Halifax, Nova Scotia which is Johnson’s home province. Johnson and Romero have been scheduled to fight numerous times over the past year. Initially the two were contracted to fight for Iroquois MMA Championship but that card got cancelled. According to William, Johnson really wanted the fight and Romero “was asked if I would fight him in his backyard, Halifax instead on Oct.23rd and I have no problem with that!” Romero continued,
“This fight was supposed to happen over a year ago and now the time has come where we will finally meet in his backyard. (Tristan)’s a tough scrappy guy, therefore I’m expecting a battle filled with action that should be exciting for the die hard MMA fans that wanna see a KO.”
Romero and Johnson are both coming off losses which were the first blemishes on previously undefeated records. Romero, the #5 ranked Canadian Featherweight, lost to Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Friere in the Bellator tourney. Johnson recently lost to Guillaume Lamarche, a fighter whom Romero KO’d in 18 second (watch video here). With both fighters hungry for a win, W1 fans will be the ones who benefit. Romero has developed great standup with his training with Alin Halmagean’s Iron Tiger team known for its strong Muay Thai program. Johnson comes from a great team as well. The former boxer trains with Scott MacLean’s FitPlus team, known as the home of the UFC’s TJ Grant. This one could be a slugfest.