On paper, UFC 166 is officially making the case for one of the better cards to happen for the year of 2013. UFC officials have announced that bantamweights George Roop will take on Francisco Rivera on the card scheduled for October. Roop put up up back to back wins defeating Reuben Duran and Brian Bowles at UFC 158 and UFC 160 respectively.

Rivera was riding a 3 fight winning streak when fought Roland Derome at UFC 149. but even though Rivera got the knockout win, it was over turned to a no contest when he failed his post fight drug test. Rivera got back in the winning column at UFC 156 where he stopped Edwin Figueroa with strikes.

UFC 166: Velasquez Vs Dos Santos III takes place on October 19 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The main event will be the trilogy fight between current Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez and Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos.

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