George Roop Off UFC On FX 7 Card, Yuri Alcantara Now Faces Pedro Nobre

Brazilian bantamweight Yuri Alcantara has changed opponents for the third time for his UFC on FX 7 bout. George Roop, who was already a replacement for Johnny Eduardo, has been forced off the card and will now be replaced by Pedro Nobre.  Nobre makes his Octagon debut with a record of 14-1-2 and is currently riding a two-fight winning streak after suffering his first loss. Nobre last fought on December 9 and picked up a TKO win at Bitetti Combat 13 over Matheus Nicolau Pereira, his second victory of the evening.

UFC officials have not yet announced the change, but SporTV has reported the story while citing sources close to the fight. There has been no word as to the nature of Roop’s injury, but its important to note that he only fought once in 2012 (January/UFC On FOX.)

UFC on FX 7 (current line up)
January 19, 2013
Ibirapuera Arena
São Paulo, Brazil

Main Card
Vitor Belfort vs. Michael Bisping
C.B. Dollaway vs. Daniel Sarafian
Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ben Rothwell
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Thiago Tavares

Preliminary Card
Godofredo Castro vs. Milton Vieira
Andrew Craig vs. Ronny Markes
Nik Lentz vs. Diego Nunes
Edson Barboza vs. Lucas Martins
Yuri Alcantara vs. Pedro Nobre
Roger Hollett vs. Wagner Prado
Francisco Trinaldo vs. C.J. Keith