MMA fighter and former wrestler who made his fighting debut in December 2009. He won Fight of the Night three times during the UFC Championships.
He medaled in five wrestling world championships, attaining gold in 1999. He also won silver in the 2000 Olympics for freestyle wrestling.
He was trained by Sergej Kuftin and Zike Simic in Germany before fighting MMA. He has over 500,000 followers on his yoelromeromma Instagram account.
He has a younger brother named Yoan Pablo Hernández that is a Cruiserweight Champion in professional boxing.
He faced Robert Whittaker for the Interim Middleweight Champ in July 2017.