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Hioki vs Roop Added to UFC 137


Well, don’t act too excited.

When Japanese featherweight Hatsu Hioki officially joined the UFC, we all felt pretty cool for calling that one. We even suggested a first opponent for him in Kenny Florian. Well, turns out the UFC brass doesn’t see things the same way that we do. I’ll pause for you to add your own sarcastic comments.

Rather, Sherdog is reporting that George Roop will be Hioki’s first opponent in the UFC. This fight is scheduled to take place at UFC 137 in Las Vegas. So far, the only other fight to be announced for UFC 137 is the welterweight showdown between Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz and UFC champion Georges St. Pierre. George Roop is 2-1-1 under Zuffa as a featherweight, most recently punching out Josh Grispi at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale back in June.

Yeah, Roop isn’t exactly the guy we would have picked to fight Hioki. But perhaps it makes sense. Hioki was a beast in Japan, but we all know that stuff isn’t real anyway. Time will tell if Hioki dominates this one or if he goes the path of Jorge Santiago.

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intercept440- July 9, 2011 at 9:53 pm
seroiusly though i hope this guy really fucks some shit up in the ufc, he truly was a badmutha over in japan. it would be nice to see just how bad roop get fucked up
intercept440- July 9, 2011 at 9:52 pm
i saw this pic of hioki and all i thought was he looks like that d-list actor from lucky number slevin...cept only in a chi....i mean goo....uh.. uhmm... asian way
Elentius- July 9, 2011 at 9:09 pm
It's Josh Grispi and throw some more under the bus who have failed during their UFC return. I'm glad that was short because it was shit.
WK- July 9, 2011 at 7:08 pm
This is wise. Aside from Yushin, every Japanese fighter's been wrestlefucked or outstruck.
kinky friend- July 9, 2011 at 6:50 pm
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kinky friend- July 9, 2011 at 6:49 pm
George Roop needs to go back to fighting at rage in the cage AZ its the only place he will ever be a star, roland can shower him
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