Professional lightweight Anthony “The Genius” Romero (10-1) is set to face Charlie “C-Four” Alexander at Fury FC 57. The winner will become the new Fury FC Lightweight Champion when the two battle on February 11 at the Humble Convention Center in Texas.
Romero on the Rise
This will be the Niagara Top Team/Aegis MMA athlete’s third fight with Fury. Romero last fought at Fury FC 54 in November where he won a unanimous decision against Nico Echeverry (11-5). The Canadian was able to bounce back to his winning ways after losing to JJ Okanovich by split decision at Fury FC 50 in September. Before that loss, the 24-year-old’s record was unblemished with nine wins in his professional career including a dominant unanimous decision win against Mike Breeden (10-4) on the 2020 season of the Contender Series.
Alexander on a Win Streak
Fighting out of Nashville MMA, Alexander is on a 3-win streak. In April he won by submission against Nathan Arriaga (3-2) at Valor Fighting Challenge 80. Next, in July he had a unanimous decision win over Logan Neal (3-3) at Valor: Underground and again at Valor: Underground 2 in November, the 31-year-old bested Warren Smith (7-13) via first-round submission.
Trey Ogden (15-4) won the Lightweight title at Fury FC 53: Lookin’ for a Fight in November. UFC president Dana White was present at the event and immediately offered Ogden a UFC contract after his submission win over JJ Okanovich. Ogden vacated the title, leaving Romero and Alexander to battle for the Lightweight strap.
Fury FC 57 Overview
Note: The order of bouts can change, and fights may fall off or get added to the card.
Fury FC 57 is available on UFC Fight Pass
- Flyweight bout: Joshua Van vs Francisco Obando
- Middleweight bout : William Vadervider vs Roger Reyes
- Bantamweight bout : John Yannis vs Gabriel Echaverry
- Welterweight bout: Kenan Jackson vs Morgan Oriahi
- Featherweight bout: Sam Kilmer vs Brayden Akeo
- Bantamweight bout: Robert Casper vs Cameron Smotherman
- Lightweight bout: Marquel Mederos vs Santiago Guzman
- Featherweight bout: Frank Meno vs Michael Aswell
- Featherweight bout: Matheus Camilo vs Aric Mercado
- Featherweight bout: Bobby Moffett vs Charles Cheeks
- Featherweight bout: Jose Johnson vs Dulani Perry
- Featherweight bout: Diego lopes vs Kenn Glenn
- Flyweight bout: Cleveland Mclean vs Jacob Silva
- Featherweight bout: Boston Salmon vs Jake Heffernan
- Flyweight bout: Joey Elzea vs Paris Moran
- Fury FC Interim Featherweight Title: Huseyn Aliev vs Andres Quintana
- Fury FC Lightweight Title – Anthony Romero vs Charlie Alexander
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