Fighter Bio: Get to Know KOTC Lightweight Anthony Romero

Anthony Romero
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Anthony Romero is an undefeated Canadian lightweight who has spent his entire career with King of the Cage and we got to know him a bit more.

Biographical Information:

  • Nickname: The Genius
  • Age: 22
  • Height: 5’11″
  • Reach: 70″
  • Weight Class: Lightweight
  • Record: 5-0
  • Win Streak: 13
  • Method: 1 KO/TKO, 1 Submission
  • Para Bellum MMA and Niagara Top Team
  • Currently Living in Welland, Ontario, Canada
  • Management: Dodge Sports

List of Accomplishments:

  • BJJ Pan-Am Gold Medalist
  • Bronze medal at Kickboxing Pan-Ams
  • 3x Kickboxing National Champion
  • Amateur IT Fight Series Lightweight Championship
  • Amateur Pinnacle Lightweight Champion
  • Amateur Bayfront Lightweight Champion
  • Black Belt in Taekwondo
  • Brown Belt in BJJ
  • What do you like to do outside of fighting?
    Outside of training, I enjoy spending time with my family, which is very important to me.
  • Favorite striking and grappling technique?
    Spinning elbow and double legs.
  • Any MMA fighters that inspired you?
    GSP is my inspiration. Who doesn’t like a humble, smart and hardworking fighter?
  • Favorite current fighter?
    Daniel Cormier is the real champ-champ.
  • Lion King or Toy Story? 
    Lion King. A story about a hungry lion getting ready to take over the animal kingdom.
  • PlayStation or Xbox? 
    PlayStation is my go to when I have time.
  • Skittles or M&M’s? 
    M&M’s are my favorite.
  • Favorite song? 
    Jump Around by House of Pain
  • Favorite TV show? 
    Family Guy
  • Favorite Movie?
    Rocky Series
  • Cats or dogs?
    I have two dogs but cats are cool too.

Born and raised in Welland, a city in Ontario, Canada, Romero is still living there today. Romero has been involved in martial arts since he was five-years-old starting with taekwondo. After a local gym opened up around Romero and he joined and later on joined Brock University to improve his wrestling and boxing. He always wanted to be a professional athlete and seeing so many succeed in MMA, he decided to go that rout. In May of 2015, Romer made his MMA debut as an amateur. He went 9-1 as an amateur winning three separate titles for different promotions. Romero made his pro debut in November of 2017 for KOTC, a well-known regional promotion. He is now under an exclusive contract for KOTC with one fight left on his contract. Pro and amateur combined, Romero is on a 13-fight win streak.

Check out his interview with James Lynch and his highlights.

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