|Born||November 10, 1981
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||145 lb (66 kg; 10.4 st)|
|Style||Brazilian Jiu Jitsu|
|Fighting out of||Las Vegas, Nevada|
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. The fight took place on November 14 with Roop winning all three rounds on every judges scorecard to capture the title.
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., but Moreng was forced off the card with an injury. Roop instead went down two weight classes to bantamweight and faced Eddie Wineland. Wineland defeated Roop via unanimous decision.
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. The bout ended in a rare split draw but earned fight of the night honors
|Professional record breakdown|
|17 matches||10 wins||6 losses|
|Draw||Leonard Garcia||Draw (Split)||WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz||March 6, 2010||3||5:00||Columbus, Ohio, United States|
|Loss||Eddie Wineland||Decision (Unanimous)||WEC 46: Varner vs. Henderson||January 10, 2010||3||5:00||Sacramento, California, United States|
|Win||Matt Dell||Decision (Unanimous)||RITC 137: Dell vs. Roop||November 14, 2009||3||5:00||Tucson, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||George Sotiropoulos||Submission (Kimura)||UFC 101: Declaration||August 8, 2009||2||1:59||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States|
|Win||Dave Kaplan||Decision (Split)||UFC 98: Evans vs. Machida||May 23, 2009||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Loss||Shane Nelson||Decision (Split)||UFC: The Ultimate Finale 8||December 13, 2008||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||Nick Buschman||TKO||WFC: Armageddon||March 12, 2008||1||0:24||Denver, Colorado, United States|
|Win||Tito Jones||Decision (Unanimous)||RITC 101: Griggs vs. Sayegh||October 6, 2007||3||3:00||Fountain Hills, Arizona, United States|
|Win||Andrew Belvado||Submission (Rear Naked Choke)||CS - Cage Supremacy 2||July 22, 2007||1||1:01||Tucson, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||Austin Pascucci||Submission (Armbar)||RITC 96: Pascucci vs. Roop 2||June 15, 2007||1||2:08||Tucson, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||Ray Robinson||Submission (Armbar)||RITC 93: Robinson vs. Roop||March 20, 2007||1||2:29||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||Matt Dell||Decision (Split)||RITC 91: Ambriz vs. Hale||February 24, 2007||3||5:00||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||Carlos Ortega||Decision (Unanimous)||RITC 88: Veteran's Day Rumble||November 11, 2006||3||3:00||Tucson, Arizona, United States|
|Win||Louie Rosa||Submission (Strikes)||RITC 86 - Rage in the Cage||August 15, 2006||2||2:15||San Carlos, Arizona, United States|
|Loss||Nick Hedrick||Submission (Choke)||RITC 85: Xtreme Cage Fighting||August 5, 2006||1||1:42||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||Jason Sterling||Submission (Choke)||RITC 84: Celebrity Theatre||July 1, 2006||1||0:37||Phoenix, Arizona, United States|
|Win||Austin Pascucci||Submission (Armbar)||RITC 82: More Rage||May 26, 2006||2||2:42||Tucson, Arizona, United States|