Video: Anthony Romero reacts to DWCS contract snub, Dana White’s comments: ‘I deserve to be in the UFC’

Canadian lightweight prospect Anthony Romero proved he was ready for the UFC when he picked up a unanimous decision victory over a gritty Mike Breeden at DWCS Season 4: Week 4 on Tuesday night. Everything went almost perfectly for Romero, 23, until it was time for Dana White to award the UFC contracts for the night. “The Genius,” despite a complete performance that left the MMA community impressed, was the only one of the five victors that didn’t punch his ticket to the UFC. White was critical of Romero’s showing, most notably when he had Breeden badly hurt due to a flurry of low kicks that left his opponent on one leg. Not finishing the fight ultimately led to the UFC president passing. Check out an exclusive interview as Romero spoke with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck about sharing the cage with his toughest opponent to date, feeling confident after the victory that he would receive a contract, what was going through his mind when White passed and the other winners got their shot, his response to White saying other promoters should sign and develop him, where he goes from here, and more.

Video: Anthony Romero reacts to DWCS contract snub, Dana White’s comments: ‘I deserve to be in the UFC’

Canadian lightweight prospect Anthony Romero proved he was ready for the UFC when he picked up a unanimous decision victory over a gritty Mike Breeden at DWCS Season 4: Week 4 on Tuesday night.

Everything went almost perfectly for Romero, 23, until it was time for Dana White to award the UFC contracts for the night.

“The Genius,” despite a complete performance that left the MMA community impressed, was the only one of the five victors that didn’t punch his ticket to the UFC. White was critical of Romero’s showing, most notably when he had Breeden badly hurt due to a flurry of low kicks that left his opponent on one leg. Not finishing the fight ultimately led to the UFC president passing.

Check out an exclusive interview as Romero spoke with MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck about sharing the cage with his toughest opponent to date, feeling confident after the victory that he would receive a contract, what was going through his mind when White passed and the other winners got their shot, his response to White saying other promoters should sign and develop him, where he goes from here, and more.

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Champ Daniel Pereira, Lucas Martins vs. Luan Santiago 2 headline first of three Brave CF cards in Bahrain

Daniel Pereira puts his middleweight title on the line against Mohammad Fakhreddine | Photo via Brave CF Brave Combat Federation will return to its home country of Bahrain for a series of three cards beginning next month, and the middleweight championship will be on the line in the first show on Sept. 17. Daniel Pereira, the company’s 185-pound titleholder, aims to defend his belt for the first time as he takes on Lebanon’s Mohammad Fakhreddine in the main event of Brave 41 in Isa Town, sources told MMA Fighting. Lightweights Lucas Martins and Luan Santiago will rematch in the co-main event. Pereira (9-2), was signed by the UFC to compete at Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018 but was later pulled from the show due to visa issues. He is riding a five-fight winning streak with a pair of knockouts under the Brave banner. Fakhreddine (13-4, 1 NC) makes his return to the middleweight division after competing at Brave’s openweight grand prix in 2019, when he stopped Kleber Silva before losing to 205-pounder Azamat Murzakanov in the tournament final. Martins (20-5) and Santiago (15-4) first met in April 2018, and the UFC veteran claimed the interim lightweight belt due to an injury. Santiago was ahead in the scorecards, but ended up dislocating his elbow at 4:56 of the fifth round. Brave also has fight cards booked for Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 in Isa Town. The company will book the first round of an eight-man flyweight grand prix in one of those shows, featuring Jose Torres vs. Sean Santella, Marcel Adur vs. Dustin Ortiz, Velimurad Alkhasov vs. Flavio de Queiroz, and Zach Makovsky vs. Abdul Hussein.

Champ Daniel Pereira, Lucas Martins vs. Luan Santiago 2 headline first of three Brave CF cards in Bahrain
Daniel Pereira puts his middleweight title on the line against Mohammad Fakhreddine | Photo via Brave CF

Brave Combat Federation will return to its home country of Bahrain for a series of three cards beginning next month, and the middleweight championship will be on the line in the first show on Sept. 17.

Daniel Pereira, the company’s 185-pound titleholder, aims to defend his belt for the first time as he takes on Lebanon’s Mohammad Fakhreddine in the main event of Brave 41 in Isa Town, sources told MMA Fighting. Lightweights Lucas Martins and Luan Santiago will rematch in the co-main event.

Pereira (9-2), was signed by the UFC to compete at ’s Contender Series in 2018 but was later pulled from the show due to visa issues. He is riding a five-fight winning streak with a pair of knockouts under the Brave banner.

Fakhreddine (13-4, 1 NC) makes his return to the middleweight division after competing at Brave’s openweight grand prix in 2019, when he stopped Kleber Silva before losing to 205-pounder Azamat Murzakanov in the tournament final.

Martins (20-5) and Santiago (15-4) first met in April 2018, and the UFC veteran claimed the interim lightweight belt due to an injury. Santiago was ahead in the scorecards, but ended up dislocating his elbow at 4:56 of the fifth round.

Brave also has fight cards booked for Sept. 24 and Oct. 1 in Isa Town. The company will book the first round of an eight-man flyweight grand prix in one of those shows, featuring Jose Torres vs. Sean Santella, Marcel Adur vs. Dustin Ortiz, Velimurad Alkhasov vs. Flavio de Queiroz, and Zach Makovsky vs. Abdul Hussein.

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