Bisping and Romero aren’t officially booked to fight yet, as the champ recently underwent knee surgery, but the bout is expected to go down this spring. Romero has won eight straight fights since he joined the UFC, and in December, he bombed out Chris Weidman with a flying knee. UFC President Dana White has said that Romero is next in line for a crack at the belt.
Well, considering how powerful and explosive Romero is, and on account of his vaunted wrestling game, the consensus appears to be he’ll defeat Bisping. Recently Mousasi spoke with MMA Junkie, and while he doesn’t take issue with Romero being the favorite, the contender did offer this:
“You have to make Yoel Romero the favorite, but I think Michael Bisping, his style can give Yoel Romero difficulties,” Mousasi said. “Obviously, Yoel Romero is going to be favored, but I give Michael Bisping a good chance of winning.”
Bisping does have very good takedown defense, and the British star has proven time-and-time again how rugged and tough he is. Plus, Bisping has scored big upsets in the past – case in point, last June, when he KO’d Luke Rockhold to become champ. So, would it be that shocking if Bisping got by Romero?
Mousasi, meanwhile, is booked to fight Chris Weidman at UFC 210, April 8th.