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UFC 166 Lineup: Francisco Rivera, George Roop Added

UFC 166 Lineup: Francisco Rivera, George Roop Added

Bantamweights Francisco Rivera and George Roop will meet in an interesting battle at UFC 166.

The bout was made official by the UFC and is added to a stacked card in October from Houston. Rivera-Roop will likely air on the prelims for the night.

Rivera (9-2) is 2-1 in his Octagon career, including a win over Edwin Figueroa after a win vs. Roland Delorme was changed to a no-contest following a failed post-fight drug test.

Roop (14-9-1) has scored key wins over Brian Bowles and Hatsu Hioki in his two more recent fights, pushing his UFC record to 4-5.

While other bouts will be more important and garner headlines, this one could be an early contender for “Fight of the Night.”

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