Australia’s Antonio Caruso to fight Canada’s Anthony Romero at PFL Challenger Series 2023 in Orlando, Florida

“The Spartan” Antonio Caruso, 32, of Adelaide, Australia is currently training in Orlando, Florida, United States. The Italian-Greek-Australian mixed martial artist is set to fight again after more than two years.

Caruso will participate in the Professional Fighters League’s eight-night competition called the PFL Challenger Series. The fights will stream exclusively on Fubo Sports, the live, free-to-consumer television network from sports-first live TV streaming platform FuboTV Inc.


Beginning January 27, 2023 through March 17, 2023, the 2023 PFL Challenger Series airs live on Friday nights in primetime. The fights will be held on the backlot of Universal Studios Florida in Orlando with fighters looking to earn the opportunity to compete for a world championship and $1 million winner’s purse.

On February 17, 2023, four pairs of lightweight MMA contenders will battle it out in the fourth week of the 2023 PFL Challenger Series at Universal Studios Florida. One of the bouts is between Caruso and “The Genius” Anthony Romero, 25, of Welland, Ontario, Canada.


Romero made his professional MMA debut in 2017. Holding a professional MMA record of 11 wins and 1 loss, he previously competed in King of the Cage, Ohio Combat League, Dana White’s Contender Series, Legacy Fighting Alliance and Fury Fighting Championship.

Caruso has 8 wins and 1 loss. He made his professional MMA debut in 2013 and competed in Maximum Impact Fighting, MMA Down Under, Eternal MMA, Diamond Fighting Championship and ONE Championship.

Antonio Caruso (©ONE Championship)
Antonio Caruso (©ONE Championship)

On October 25, 2019, Caruso made his ONE Championship debut at “ONE: Dawn of Valor” at Istora Senayan in Jakarta, Indonesia. He lost via unanimous decision to “The Archangel” Pieter Buist of Breda, North Brabant, Netherlands.

On October 30, 2020, Caruso earned his eighth professional MMA win. He defeated Eduard “Landslide” Folayang of Baguio City, Philippines via unanimous decision at “ONE: Inside the Matrix” at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.

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