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Rumored Alexander Romanov vs. Juan Espino is in the works for UFC event, April 17th, per Romanov's IG

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  1. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    Another Heavyweight bout announced!

     
  2. ExitLUPin K Double Yellow Card

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    Pulling for Espino. Would be hilarious if a random 2010 era HW can take years off and come back and go on a run as a 40+yo

    would further compound how shit tier current HW is
     
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  3. TR1 Red Belt

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    Damn, why would they match Espino with a green prospect.

    Guy should be facing higher ranked guys with his limited window left.
     
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  4. Spath Black Belt

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    For those that don’t know Romanov, he’s a 260lbs suplex machine that has the top pressure of a Ford Escort.

    This guy has three (3!) submissions via forearm choke, that’s how heavy this guy is on top.

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    Suplex city is that way —>

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    Nap city. Population: de Lima

    <DCWhoa>
     
  5. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    Nice. Guy looks legit!
     
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  6. usernamee Silver Belt

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    both guys are solid grapplers

    don't turn into a terrible standup affair pls
     
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  7. M4D SCIENTIST Green Belt

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    Ahhh, ufc matchmaking at its finest here. Killing off a prospect in a division full of much needed prospects.
     
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    Fan of both, looking forward to this.
     
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    This is going to be extremely interesting if it hits the deck, two of the best grapplers in the division.
     
  10. The_Renaissance Sherdog Bunceweight Champion

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    Love this fight, a lot. Espino is 40, he's not a prospect - he's good but Romanov's 12-0 or something and deserves a sterner test.
     
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  11. giovanni_ss Taeyeon Belt

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    13-0. Yep, hope this turns into a great fight
     
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    If it turns to grappling, Espino got this, he's just way more kinky.

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    Hopefully Romanov crushes him

    I have high hopes for that young man
     
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  14. KrusssH White Belt

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    I believe Juan has the edge on the wrestling and the grappling, however I believe Romanov is superior on the stand up. It will be a great fight to watch, altough I would have preferred this match to happen once they are both in the TOP 15/10.
     
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    And then we get Aspinall vs Daukus

    <{JustBleed}>
     
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    Both guys are legit.

    I would like to see them beat someone else. I guess UFC is going to simply ride Espinos prime.
     
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    Guaranteed to end in some bizarre submission. Love it. Love guys that can pull off the weirder subs period, UFC has a lot of them right now. These two and Oleneik come to mind.
     
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    Am i only one who thinks that pic looks like one of those before/after weight loss pictures? their facial structure is similar, lets say those 2 pictures are same guy 6 years apart
     
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    Juan Espino. I remember the name and face but can’t remember if he’s any good....
     
  20. Joseph_McBride Red Belt

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    Just because a prospect loses doesn't mean they've been killed off. See Usman vs Edwards, Conor vs Max, Max vs Poirier, Yair vs Hooker etc etc. Fighters can rebound after a loss and still climb into the top 10.
     
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