George Roop vs. Reuben Duran booked for UFC 158 in Montreal

February 21, 2013

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George Roop vs. Reuben Duran booked for UFC 158 in Montreal



A bantamweight bout has been added to the March 16 UFC 158 card being in Montreal, Quebec.  George Roop and Reuben Duran have agreed to tangle inside the Bell Centre.

The official statement made by UFC Canadian officials: More #UFC158 fight news as bantamweights @GeorgeRoop and @ReubenDuranUFC have agreed to fight March 16th in Montreal at the Bell Centre.

Duran has had a rough stretch inside the Octagon with a 1-2 record and his last appearance ending up in a KO defeat to the hands of Brazilian Hugo Viana at the TUF 16 finale in Las Vegas.  Duran will look to start his road to success with a win over highly regarded Roop.

Roop also has had a struggling time inside the Octagon, dropping his last two-fights.  His last attempt ended in a TKO stoppage to the hands of Cub Swanson back in Jan of 2012.

The main-event of UFC 158 will feature Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz for the 170-pound strap.

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