Lanky featherweight George Roop could be fighting for his UFC career on July 21st. He'll step in the cage in calgary with a Canadian who is badly in need of a win as well. UFC.com has the news:
Also in Calgary, rangy George Roop will take on one of Canada's top featherweights, BJJ black belt Antonio Carvalho.
Roop (12-9-1) was a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 8 and has had two tenures with the UFC so far, and competed in the WEC as well. He is probably best known for his head-kick knockout of Chan Sung Jung at WEC 51, and his win over then-top contender Josh Grispi at the TUF 13 Finale. He is just 1-3 in his most recent UFC run though, and has lost two in a row.
Carvalho (13-5) has been one of Canada's top fighters for a long time and finally made his UFC debut at UFC 142, where he dropped an uninspired decision to Felipe Arantes.
The main event of UFC 149 will see UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo defend his title against an opponent to be named.
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