George Roop at WEC 51UFC veteran George Roop faces young gun Dustin Kimura at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale on April 16. UFC officials announced the match-up on Thursday night.

Roop (14-10-1) is coming off a technical knockout loss to Francisco Rivera at UFC Fight for the Troops 3 on Nov. 6. Prior to the loss to Rivera, Roop had won back-to-back fights after returning to the bantamweight division after a three-year stint in the 145-pound weight class.

Kimura (11-1) made his UFC debut in February 2013, defeating Chico Camus by rear naked choke. He suffered his first career loss to Mitch Gagnon in his next outing but rebounded with armbar submission win over Jon Delos Reyes on Jan. 4.

The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale takes place on April 16 at the Colisee Pepsi in Quebec City, Quebeck, Canada. The event is headlined by a middleweight match-up between Michael Bisping and Tim Kennedy. The Ultimate Fighter Nations coaches Patrick Cote and Kyle Noke will face off in the fight card’s co-main event.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

UFC 189: Judges, referees selected for Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor, Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald

  • 25 days ago
  • 19 views

Same familiar faces will be on hand next month when the Irish and Brazilian takeover invades Las Vegas. Veteran referees Herb Dean and John McCarthy were selected Thursday at a meeting of the Nevada read news >>

'TUF 21: ATT vs. Blackzilians' blog: Michael Graves on episode No. 8

  • 25 days ago
  • 29 views

In his weekly blog for MMAjunkie, “The Ultimate Fighter 21? cast member and American Top Team representative Michael Graves discusses the season’s eighth episode.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Episode No. 8 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 21: ATT vs. Blackzilians'

  • 25 days ago
  • 16 views

Will the Blackzilians keep their remarkable start to the season going against American Top Team on the newest episode of “The Ultimate Fighter”?Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

The Ultimate Fighter 21 live discussion: Episode 8

  • 25 days ago
  • 24 views

Tonight, we have you covered for live coverage of episode 8 of The Ultimate Fighter. TUF: American Top Team vs. Blackzilians airs tonight at 10 pm on Fox Sports 1. Join us here for live discussion. T read news >>

On mend from 11th surgery, 'TUF 11' winner Court McGee hopes to return this year

  • 25 days ago
  • 0 views

Since Court McGee won “The Ultimate Fighter 11,” he’s had more surgeries than fights – 11 to be exact.Filed under: Featured Videos, MMAjunkie Radio, News, Radio Highlight, UFC read news >>

Uriah Hall steps in to face Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Fight Night Berlin

  • 26 days ago
  • 9 views

The TUF 17 veteran replaces Derek Brunson, who pulled out with a rib injury. Another alteration has occurred to the UFC Fight Night: Jedrzejczyk vs. Penne event, as Derek Brunson pulled out of his fi read news >>

TUF 21 results, recap (Ep. 8) for 'ATT vs. Blackzilians'

  • 26 days ago
  • 98 views

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 21 returns to FOX Sports 1 later tonight (Weds., June 10, 2015) at 10 p.m. ET, featuring episode eight of the combat sports reality show, pitting American Top Team (ATT) ag read news >>

Video: Michael Bisping tweaks Conor McGregor following Glasgow's quick sellout

  • 26 days ago
  • 296 views

They’re arguably the two most recognizable European faces on the UFC roster, but Michael Bisping isn’t missing a chance to tweak Conor McGregor. Filed under: Featured Videos, News, UFC, Videos read news >>

Gilbert Melendez may be a veteran fighter, but he%26#x2019;s far from finished (Yahoo Sports)

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

From Yahoo Sports: Melendez, 33, takes on Eddie Alvarez at UFC 188 on Saturday to prove he’s still got it. read news >>

Gilbert Melendez may be a veteran fighter, but he%26#x2019;s far from finished (Yahoo Sports)

  • 27 days ago
  • 0 views

From Yahoo Sports: Melendez, 33, takes on Eddie Alvarez at UFC 188 on Saturday to prove he’s still got it. read news >>