Daniel Pineda Steps in for George Roop, Will Fight Antonio Carvalho at UFC 149

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Daniel Pineda has agreed to replace an injured George Roop and face Antonio Carvalho at UFC 149, UFC officials confirmed on Tuesday. The card takes place July 21 from Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The event has been hit hard by injuries. The new main event is Urijah Faber-Renan Barao for the interim UFC bantamweight title.

Pineda is 2-1 in his UFC career and 17-8 overall, while Carvalho is 13-5 and lost his UFC debut. Roop (12-9-1) suffered an injury in training.

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