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George Roop
Born November 10, 1981 (1981-11-10) (age 28)
Tucson, Arizona
Nationality United States American
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)
Division Bantamweight
Featherweight
Lightweight
Style Brazilian Jiu Jitsu
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada
Team Team Tompkins
MMA record
Total 17
Wins 10
By knockout 1
By submission 4
Losses 6
Draws 1

George H. Roop (born November 10, 1981 in Tucson, Arizona) is a American professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He was a cast member of SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir, winning his preliminary and first round fights. He is the current Rage in the Cage Featherweight Champion and is signed by the WEC.

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Mixed martial arts

Roop developed his mixed martial skills at The Ultima Martial Arts and Primero Jiu-Jitsu in Tucson, Arizona. Roop's main experience comes from fighting in a Arizona based promotion, Rage in the Cage, where he was the featherweight champion. He has fought as a lightweight, featherweight and bantamweight.

Roop was originally a fighter for the team, The Ultima Martial Arts. When the Ultimate Fighter ended, Roop moved out to Las Vegas, Nevada and began his training with Xtreme Couture. After Shawn Tompkins left Xtreme Couture, Roop followed him and started fighting for Team Tompkins.

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The Ultimate Fighter

George Roop defeated Rolando Delgado by decision in the preliminary round. This meant that he earned a shot in the TUF house. Roop was selected last overall in the team selections, by Team Mir. George's fight with John Polakowski was the last lightweight, first round fight. Right before the fight Roop broke his hand, during his team's practice. Roop won the fight by decision after two rounds. Frank Mir said it was the fight of the show. While Dana White stated "Sometimes fights that need a third round don't make it, even when they should."

In the semi-finals, Roop fought Phillipe Nover and lost in round one by submission.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Roop lost his UFC debut against former The Ultimate Fighter: Team Nogueira vs. Team Mir cast mate Shane Nelson. Nelson won the fight via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29). Roop had his next fight at UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida where he defeated Dave Kaplan via split decision.

In his third UFC fight, Roop stepped in on very short notice to take on George Sotiropoulos at UFC 101.[1] Roop lost the fight in the second round after Sotiropulos applied a kimura forcing Roop to tap instantly. Roop was let go, along with Thales Leites and Tamdan McCrory, after going 1-2 in the promotion.[2]

After release from the UFC

After being released from the Ultimate Fighting Championships, Roop returned to the Rage in the Cage promotion to fight Matt Dell for the featherweight title.[3] The fight took place on November 14 with Roop winning all three rounds on every judges scorecard to capture the title.[4]

World Extreme Cagefighting

Roop was signed by the WEC after going only 1-0 since being released from the UFC. He was set to make his debut against Jesse Moreng on January 10, 2010 at WEC 46.[5][6], but Moreng was forced off the card with an injury.[7] Roop instead went down two weight classes to bantamweight and faced Eddie Wineland.[8] Wineland defeated Roop via unanimous decision.[9]

Roop faced Leonard Garcia on March 6, 2010 at WEC 47 after he replaced Diego Nunes who was forced off the card with an injury.[10] The bout ended in a rare split draw but earned fight of the night honors

Personal life

George Roop is the father of two children, fraternal twins Tristan and Nya Roop. A third child, Julian Roop died in 2009 at the age of seven.[11]

Mixed martial arts record

Result Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location
Draw United States RoopLeonard Garcia Draw (Split) WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz 02010-03-06 March 6, 2010 3 5:00 Columbus, Ohio, United States
Loss United States RoopEddie Wineland Decision (Unanimous) WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson 02010-01-10 January 10, 2010 3 5:00 Sacramento, California, United States
Winx United States RoopMatt Dell Decision (Unanimous) RITC 137: Dell vs. Roop 02009-11-14 November 14, 2009 3 5:00 Tucson, Arizona, United States
Loss Australia RoopGeorge Sotiropoulos Submission (Kimura) UFC 101: Declaration 02009-08-08 August 8, 2009 2 1:59 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Winx United States RoopDave Kaplan Decision (Split) UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida 02009-05-23 May 23, 2009 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Lossx United States RoopShane Nelson Decision (Split) UFC: The Ultimate Finale 8 02008-12-13 December 13, 2008 3 5:00 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Winx United States RoopNick Buschman TKO WFC: Armageddon 02008-03-12 March 12, 2008 1 0:24 Denver, Colorado, United States
Winx United States RoopTito Jones Decision (Unanimous) RITC 101: Griggs vs. Sayegh 02007-10-06 October 6, 2007 3 3:00 Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States
Winx United States RoopAndrew Belvado Submission (Rear Naked Choke) CS - Cage Supremacy 2 02007-07-22 July 22, 2007 1 1:01 Tucson, Arizona, United States
Lossx United States RoopAustin Pascucci Submission (Armbar) RITC 96: Pascucci vs. Roop 2 02007-06-15 June 15, 2007 1 2:08 Tucson, Arizona, United States
Lossx United States RoopRay Robinson Submission (Armbar) RITC 93: Robinson vs. Roop 02007-03-20 March 20, 2007 1 2:29 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Winx United States RoopMatt Dell Decision (Split) RITC 91: Ambriz vs. Hale 02007-02-24 February 24, 2007 3 5:00 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Winx United States RoopCarlos Ortega Decision (Unanimous) RITC 88: Veteran's Day Rumble 02006-11-11 November 11, 2006 3 3:00 Tucson, Arizona, United States
Winx United States RoopLouie Rosa Submission (Strikes) RITC 86 - Rage in the Cage 02006-08-15 August 15, 2006 2 2:15 San Carlos, Arizona, United States
Lossx United States RoopNick Hedrick Submission (Choke) RITC 85: Xtreme Cage Fighting 02006-08-05 August 5, 2006 1 1:42 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Winx United States RoopJason Sterling Submission (Choke) RITC 84: Celebrity Theatre 02006-07-01 July 1, 2006 1 0:37 Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Winx United States RoopAustin Pascucci Submission (Armbar) RITC 82: More Rage 02006-05-26 May 26, 2006 2 2:42 Tucson, Arizona, United States

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