Surrounded by a backdrop of black hawk helicopters, army trucks and soldiers, the UFC warriors went to battle this Saturday night at “UFC Fight For The Troops 3” from the unusual setting of the Fort Campbell Army base in Kentucky.
In the main event, former special forces member Tim Kennedy took on Brazilian up-and-comer Rafael Natal in the middleweight division. Natal was brought...
The UFC’s Fight For The Troops 3 (UFC Fight Night 31) event is rapidly filling up fast with the addition of three new bouts for the November 6th card. Firstly, due to the women’s bantamweight scrap between Jessica Eye and Sarah Kaufman being added to UFC 166, male bantamweights George Roop (14-9-1, pictured) and […]
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The UFC has added a thirteenth bout to March’s UFC 158. UFC officials announced today that a bantamweight bout between George Roop and Reuben Duran has been added to UFC 158. The bout is expected to stream on the Facebook part of the preliminary card. UFC 158 takes place March 16 at the Bell Centre in [...]
George Roop has suffered an undisclosed injury during training which has forced him out his scheduled bout against Antonio Carvalho at UFC 149. UFC officials announced on Tuesday that Daniel Pineda will step in for Roop to take on Carvalho in the featherweight clash.
Pineda (17-8) burst into the UFC at the beginning of the year with first round submission wins in his first two fights...
A featherweight bout between George Roop (12-9-1 MMA, 2-5) and Antonio “Pato” Carvalho (13-5 MMA, 0-1 UFC) is in the works for UFC 149.
A source close to the event today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) verbal agreements are in place for the fight. “Showdown” Joe Ferraro initially reported the matchup.
UFC 149 takes place July 21 at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary...
George Roop, on “Beatdown,” discussing his compensation as a UFC fighter:
LAS VEGAS - Hatsu Hioki was fighting for more than just himself tonight at UFC 137. He was dealing with the pressure of having Japanese MMA's reputation to protect. It wasn't the greatest performance tonight, but Hioki did enough to take a split decision win, 29-28, 28-29 and 29-28, over UFC veteran George Roop.
Hioki, ranked by some as high as No. 2 in the world at 145 pounds...
UFC 137: Hatsu Hioki Vs. George Roop
Hatsu Hioki (24-4-2) vs. George Roop (12-7-1)
Hioki, arguably the best Japanese pound-for-pound fighter of the past five years, finally makes his UFC debut against the former Rage in the Cage champion Roop.
Hioki, 28, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and talented kickboxer, has never legitimately lost a fight. All four of his setbacks were contentious decisions that could have...