ESPN first reported the news stating that bout agreements are yet to be issued but a verbal agreement is in place for the matchup.
Romero would head into the bout on the back of his shot at the title where he dropped a unanimous decision against current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. The loss dropped Romero to a three-fight losing streak as he also dropped decisions to Paulo Costa and Robert Whittaker.
Whilst Romero hasn’t had a victory inside the Octagon since beating Luke Rockhold at UFC 221 in 2018, the Cuban has only lost to the top ranked fighters in the division and is still considered one of the toughest fights at middleweight.
However, Hall would enter the fight on a two-fight winning streak picking up a knockout win over Bevon Lewis and a split decision win over Antonio Carlos Junior. The once highly touted prospect now gets the opportunity to face the number four ranked fighter in the division where a win could throw his name into a big number one contender fight.
Hall has been out of action since 14th September but was scheduled to fight Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC 249 on April 9th, but the card was postponed due to COVID-19. Their fight was then rebooked for May 9th but “Jacare” was forced out of the fight the day before after he tested positive for COVID-19 leaving Hall without an opponent.
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