Canadian lightweight, Anthony “The Genius” Romero (9-1) is set to take on Texan, Nico Echeverry (11-4) in Houston, Texas. Fury FC is one of the most popular promotions based in Texas and has been used as a stepping stone to the UFC for many fighters including Mana Martinez (9-2) and Fernando Padilla (14-4). The November 21st event is a stacked card finishing with the main event heavyweight championship bout between Juan Adams (8-3) and Austen Lane (9-3).
A Lightweight Battle: Romero to Face Echeverry at Fury FC 54
Romero is coming off a close split decision loss against JJ Okanovich (7-2) at Fury FC 50 in September and a split decision win against Zach “The Juice” Juusola (12-8) at LFA 96 last December.
In 2020, the Niagara Top Team/Aegis MMA athlete put on a dominant performance on Season 4 Week 4 of Dana White’s Contender Series. Romero took the unanimous decision to win over Mike Breeden (10-4) striking “Money” with leg kicks until he could barely stand. Many viewers were surprised when Romero did not walk away with a UFC contract.
Echeverry has back-to-back unanimous decision wins against Kenneth “Backfire” Glen (10-7) at Fury FC 47 in June and Eddie Hoch (11-5) at Fury FC 52 on October 17. The 30-year-old has been fighting for the Fury FC promotion since 2017. The 11 wins on his pro record include 5 decisions, 3 submissions, and 3 TKOs.
Fury FC 54 Overview
Note: The order of bouts can change, and fights may fall off or get added to the card.
Fury FC 54 is available on UFC Fight Pass
- Amateur Heavyweight bout: James Ford vs Kevin Clark
- Amateur Bantamweight bout: Oliver Jiminez vs Thomas Muniz
- Amateur Lightweight bout: Jonathan King vs Keaton Standradige
- FFC Women’s Amateur Strawweight Championship bout: Mia Grawe vs Madison Wood
- FFC Amateur Featherweight Championship bout: Christopher Tovar vs. Geno Morelli
- FFC Amateur Welterweight Championship bout: Keith Ford vs Kody Steele
- FFC Amateur Middleweight Championship bout: Felipe Rocha vs Zachary Borrego
- Flyweight bout: Joshua Thawng vs Chase Eastham
- Featherweight bout: Justin Linn vs. Brian Mitchell
- Lightweight bout: Taylor Hickman vs. Raymond Cardenas
- Women’s Bantamweight bout: Rainn Guerrero vs Kaytlin Neil
- Middleweight bout: Shane Sobnosky vs Joel Bauman
- Featherweight bout: Frank Meno vs Lorram Esteves
- Featherweight bout: Jake Heffernan vs Dimitre Ivy
- Featherweight bout: Charles Cheeks III vs Josh Visel
- Women’s Strawweight bout: Itzel Esquivel vs Celine Haga
- Lightweight bout: Anthony Romero vs Nico Echeverry
- Bantamweight bout: Cody Freeman vs Evers Anderson
- FFC Heavyweight Championship bout: Juan Adams vs Austen Lane
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