UFC lightweight Brok “Chata Tuska” Weaver and Canadian prospect, Anthony “The Genius” Romero went back and forth on Twitter this week.
Romero (7-0-0) openly challenged Weaver who tweeted about his interest in the upcoming UFC Saskatoon card on June 20.
Weaver (15-4-0) competed on the 2019 Contender Series winning by unanimous decision over Devin Smyth. In his UFC debut at UFC on ESPN+ 25, the 28-year-old took the win. His opponent Rodrigo Vargas delivered an illegal knee in the first round resulting in his disqualification.
“The Genius” has been a true force to be reckoned with in the regional lightweight division. The 23-year-old is on a 15-fight win streak, including his amateur career. Romero has fought game opponents as a pro and remains undefeated. At OCL 7, he knocked out Jake Miller at 58 seconds of the first round to take home the Ohio Combat League lightweight title.
UFC Saskatoon takes place at the SaskTel Centre. As of now, three fights have been scheduled:
- Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes vs. Alexander Volkov
- Middleweight: Marc-André Barriault vs. Oskar Piechota
- Women’s Flyweight: Gillian Robertson vs. Taila Santos