Feijao Knocks Out Yoel Romero

Feijao Knocks Out Yoel Romero.Rafael "Feijao" Cavalcante stepped in the cage on Saturday night for the first time since losing the Strikeforce light heavyweight title in March, and he did it in style with a knockout win over Yoel Romero.

The fight got off to a dull start, but Feijao's finish was fantastic, with a brutal barrage of punches that included a spinning back fist, and one final punch on the ground after knocking Romero down, which knocked Romero out.

Romero was an Olympic wrestling silver medalist who built up a 4-0 MMA record fighting in small promotions, and his step toward the big time against Feijao was highly anticipated among MMA fans who knew Romero's pedigree. But Romero wasn't impressive: He turned in a dull first round and only briefly came alive in the second, battering Feijao with punches for a couple of exchanges before Feijao took control.


Feijao improved his record to 11-3, and he said afterward that he wants to test himself against the best. Romero is a talented athlete, but he's not on Feijao's level as a fighter, and this was a one-sided fight. Feijao is a solid light heavyweight, and he showed on Saturday night that he'll dominate a relative novice.

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