The ’s next Florida card won’t even be headlined by Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa after all.

After months of speculation, the has decided to give “Soldier of God” another opponent for its event on April 27, booking a rematch with Ronaldo Souza rather than a struggle using “Borrachinha,” sources confirmed to MMA Fighting following a study by ESPN.

Romero (13-3) will be looking to rebound out of a thrilling split-decision defeat to middleweight champion Robert Whittaker at June. Sandwiched by decision reductions to Whittaker can be really just a third-round knock out victory over Luke Rockhold.

Souza (26-6, 1 no contest ), that also lost a controversial split decision to Romero at 2015, continue fought December of 2018, rapping former champion Chris Weidman at . That triumph moved “Jacare” back into the winning column after a split-decision loss to Kelvin Gastelum last might.


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