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ALEXANDER "KING KONG" ROMANOV

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Alexander "King Kong" Romanov (born December 11, 1990) is a Moldovan mixed martial artist and freestyle wrestler, who competes in the heavyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).

Romanov started training in freestyle wrestling at age seven. He has made four Moldovan World Teams (two as a senior and two as a junior) and eight European Teams (five as a senior, three as an age-group wrestler). His best result has been a bronze medal at the 2016 World University Championships. His last performance to date took place at the 2020 European Wrestling Championships, where he placed twelfth. He is also a two-time UWW grappling European bronze medalist.

Romanov studied at law faculty of Comrat State University and pedagogical faculty of Chișinău Sport Institute.

Romanov compiled a record of 11 wins and no losses while competing in his native Moldova, primarily at Eagles Fighting Championship, where he became the heavyweight champion.

In 2019, Romanov signed with the UFC, and was later scheduled to make his debut against Raphael Pessoa on April 25, 2020. However, the event was subsequently cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Romanov was then slated to face Marcin Tybura on three months later, at UFC 251. However, this time,  Romanov tested positive COVID-19. He was then scheduled to face Marcos Rogério de Lima but the bout was scratched the day of the event when Lima tested positive for COVID-19.

Romanov eventually made his debut on September 12, 2020, at UFC Fight Night: Waterson vs. Hill, when he defeated Roque Martinez via arm-triangle choke in the second round.

MMA record: 15-0 / height: 6'2" (188 cm) / weight: 265 lbs (120.2 kg)

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