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Minnesota’s Indalecio Tat Romero (24-5) will be fighting for the RFA welterweight title, but there is more at stake than just a belt.
Romero will battle Benjamin Smith (13-2) in the RFA 24 fight card March 6 live on AXS TV. The correctional officer spoke to The Roman Show in an exclusive interview.
“It’s a big fight. It’s for the title. Traditionally, the UFC should come knocking after a win like this,” he said. “There are a lot of implications for this fight. I’ve been training my butt off for this fight ever since my last fight back in June. I’ve been training hard and waiting for the next show.”
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Romero is currently on six fight win streak. While, Smith is on a five fight win streak. However, Romero’s victory came by knockouts, 12 to be exact. He had nine submission wins and only two wins by decision.
“His fighting style is similar to me from what I can see looking at the clips,” he said. “Only thing I don’t know is how much damage he can take.”
Romero started wrestling at a young age and after college, he decided he needed the feeling of competition so he took on mixed martial arts.
“I’ve been wresting my whole life,” he said. “I wrestled in college when you do something for that long and then you don’t have anything you find something else that gives you that drive.”