George Roop-Antonio Carvalho added to UFC 149

Written by: Richard Mann
2012-04-11
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(TUF veteran George Roop)

Featherweights George Roop and Antonio Carvalho are reportedly scheduled toface off at UFC 149. The card takes place July 21 at the Scotiabank Saddledomein Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Roop has been able to pick up a pair of signature wins since finding his properweight class. At WEC 51, he shocked "The Korean Zombie" Chan SungJung with a second-round head-kick knockout. His other big win came over JoshGrispi at the TUF 13 Finale. However, he is only 2-5 in the UFC.

After almost two full years out of action, Carvalho returned to action in 2010.He won three-straight fights including a decision win over Doug Evans to earn ashot in the UFC. He dropped his promotional debut to Felipe Arantes. Earlier inhis career, Carvalho fought extensively in Shooto. During this stretch he facedShooto mainstays like Rumina Sato, Takeshi Inoue and Hatsu Hioki.

Featherweight champion Jose Aldo is expected to defend his title on theupcoming card.