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.
In tonight’s episode, No. 3 overall seed and longtime UFC bantamweight Lauren Murphy will look to keep that trend alive as she takes on No. 14 seed Nicco Montano, who enters the competition with a 3- read news >>
Nine years after Matt Brown emerged on “The Ultimate Fighter 7,” he will hang up his gloves after fighting Diego Sanchez at UFC Fight Night 120.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC veteran Yushin Okami didn’t appear to have much choice in the matter, but his lack of tap against Ovince Saint Preux brings a 45-day suspension.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
MMAjunkie recaps episode No. 4 of “The Ultimate Fighter 26,” which crowns the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk promises some new weaponry when she faces Rose Namajunas. read news >>
At UFC RIO on August 27th, history could be made as Yushin Okami faces longtime middleweight king Anderson Silva in an opportunity to become the first Japanese champion in UFC history. read news >>
MMAjunkie recaps episode five of “The Ultimate Fighter 26,” which crowns the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC veteran Tommy Hayden is set to defend his Full Metal Dojo lightweight sword on Nov. 4 in Bangkok. read news >>
A pair of welterweight prospects will throw down at UFC 218 looking to rebound.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
UFC veteran Kyle Noke is the latest to end a short-lived retirement from MMA competition. Filed under: News, UFC read news >>