Yoel Romero Palacio (born April 30, 1977) is a Cuban mixed martial artist and former freestyle wrestler. He is currently signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship, competing in the Middleweight division. As a freestyle wrestler, Romero was a world gold medalist and an Olympic silver medalist. He won six world and Olympic medals in total. As of August 19, 2019, he is #3 in official UFC middleweight rankings.