The UFC continues to shore up its heavyweight ranks, with 28-year old Alexander “King Kong” Romanov the latest addition.
Last week, it was first brought to light by TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter that heavyweight Alexander Romanov was recently tested by USADA, and has a fighter bio on the UFC website. Sources have subsequently confirmed to Cageside Press that Romanov has indeed signed with the UFC.
Romanov, born out of Comrat, Moldova is a 6’2″ heavyweight weighing in around 264 lbs. The 28-year-old has pro record of 11-1 with all eleven wins coming consecutively. Perfect since losing his debut, impressively all eleven of those wins have also come via finish — including an Ezekiel choke, and a slam KO earlier this year at Eagles Fighting Championship 11. That February bout was Romanov’s most recent contest.
Eagles Fighting Championship is a staple promotion out of Moldova. Romanov has basically fought his entire career for the organization and at one point won the promotion’s heavyweight title.
Ahead of his UFC signing Romanov disclosed use of medication that fell under the USADA prohibited list. As a result, he will be subject to testing at least three times in a six month window. Assuming all goes well, the heavyweight should be eligible to fight sometime in early 2020.