Johnny Eduardo Out; Iuri Alcantara vs George Roop Set for Jan. 19th UFC Event

Iuri Alcantara

  • 28-4 MMA / 2-1 UFC Record
  • Won 13 of Last 14 Fights
  • Notable Wins: Ricardo Lamas, Felipe Arantes, Michihiro Omigawa


George Roop

  • 12-9-1 MMA / 2-5 UFC Record
  • 2 Fight Losing Streak
  • Notable Wins: David Kaplan, Chan Sung Jung, Josh Grispi


Event TBD

January 19th, 2013


Venue TBD


Iuri Alcantara drops to the bantamweight division after suffering his first loss since November of 2009, snapping a 13-fight win streak. He began his UFC career with two consecutive unanimous decision victories over Felipe Arantes and Michihiro Omigawa, but most recently dropped a decision to promotional newcomer Hacran Dias at UFC 147.

George Roop returns to the bantamweight division following two consecutive losses at 145 pounds. Roop’s last victory was in June of 2011, defeating Josh Grispi via third round knockout. He then lost a controversial split decision to Hatsu Hioki followed by a second round TKO loss to Cub Swanson.


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