Exclusive – Alexandr Romanov Eyes Andrei Arlovski Clash With UFC Vegas 52 Win Against Tanner Boser

    ByRoss Markey

    Apr 14, 2022
    Alexandr Romanov

    Undefeated UFC heavyweight contender, Alexandr Romanov has a couple of opponents in mind post-UFC Vegas 52 if he can overcome Tanner Boser – including former division champion, Andrei Arlovski.

    Romanov, boasting a perfect 15-0 professional record, has been out of action since October of last year at UFC Vegas 39 – defeating Jared Vendaraa with a second round knockout. The victory came as Romanov’s fourth under the banner of the UFC.

    The Moldovan wrestling ace debuted in the promotion back in September 2020, landing an arm-triangle win over Roque Martinez – before embarking on a run of consecutive wins over Marcos Rogerio de Lima, as well as the above mentioned, Vendaraa – in between a technical decision win over Juan Espino after he was left unable to continue following a groin strike.

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    Slated to return at UFC Vegas 49 in February against promotional veteran, Ilir Latifi – Romanov saw the pairing shelved, before agreeing to replace Rodrigo Nascimento against Canadian contender, Boser at UFC Vegas 52 later this month.

    Speaking with Current MMA reporter, Bradley Hall – Romanov elected against providing an official prediction for his matchup with Boser, but admitted that he was entertained by the Alberta native’s stylistic approach to fighting.

    “(Tanner) Boser is an interesting fighter in my opinion,” Alexandr Romanov said. “He’s got personality, and is also very stylistic with his behavior in the cage. It will be entertaining to watch how it ends.”

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    Alexandr Romanov plans to fight beyond the UFC Apex facility in the future 

    Slated for another UFC Apex facility appearance, Romanov admitted that the prospect of fighting in front of a larger audience and attendance in the future is something he aspires to achieve.

    “I think every fighter’s goal is to have a crowd around, to get to fell that energy of all the screams and the applause, when you know that you are appreciated and you can show all your skills,” Alexandr Romanov explained. “I do hope that I will get to fight very soon in front of a bigger crowd.”

    In terms of future fights awaiting him should he defeat Boser on April 23., Romanov expressed his interest in sharing the Octagon with former champion, Arlovski, as well as Brazilian contender, Augusto Sakai.

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    “I am open to every opportunity to come back (soon), but first, I need to get over the fight with (Tanner) Boser,” Alexandr Romanov said. “Hopefully, the win will be by our side and with the help of God, I would like to face Andrei Arlovski or Augusto Sakai in the future.”