George Roop Replaces Johnny Eduardo, Will Fight Yuri Alcantara in 2013


A reported match between Johnny Eduardo and Yuri Alcantara is no more. SporTV is reporting that George Roop will replace an injured Eduardo, who was hurt in training for the January 19 card from Brazil.

The event is expected to air on either FX or Fuel TV, though nothing has been confirmed by the UFC yet.

Roop (12-9-1) has gone just 2-5 in his UFC career, and will be returning to 135 pounds for this fight. Alcantara (27-4) is 2-1 since joining the Octagon.

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