David Branch asked for a fight with Yoel Romero on Twitter and the UFC matchmakers have given him the fight. The Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the two middleweights will fight each other at UFC on Fox 28.
Background on Romero and Branch
Romero is a 40-year-old, former Olympic silver medalist from Cuba. He started his UFC career 8-0 before losing a decision to Robert Whittaker for the interim UFC middleweight title. He hasn’t fought since fighting Whittaker at UFC 213. Romero is currently ranked 3rd at middleweight by the MMA Takeover.
Branch is in his 2nd stint in the UFC. The former WSOF middleweight and light heavyweight champion is 1-1 since returning to the UFC. He beat Krzysztof Jotko at UFC 211 but got beat by Luke Rockhold in his next fight.
UFC on Fox 28 is scheduled for February 24th in Orlando, Florida.