Yoel Romero Palacio is a Cuban mixed martial artist and former world champion and olympic silver medalist in freestyle wrestling. He competes in the middleweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and formerly competed in the now-defunct Strikeforce organization. Romero is considered a phenomenon in terms of athleticism and explosiveness. He is the most credentialed wrestler in the UFC. Romero is #12 in the official UFC middleweight rankings. Romero is a devout Christian, and thus has given himself the nickname Soldier of God. His younger brother is Professional boxing cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernández.
- Born: April 30, 1977 (age 40), Pinar del Río
- Aliases: Soldier of God