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Josh Grispi vs. George Roop

Preliminary Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs

George Roop defeats Josh Grispi via KO/TKO at 3:14 of Round 3

Mmaweekly large George Roop
Mmaweekly large Josh "The Fluke" Grispi

Roop
KO/TKO
Round 3

George Roop Josh Grispi

"The Fluke"

11-7-1   Pro Record At Fight   14-2-0
Climbed to 12-7   Record After Fight   Fell to 14-3
+345 (Moderate Underdog)   Betting Odds   -440 (Heavy Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Us United States
Tucson, Arizona   Fighting out of   Rockland, Massachusetts
29 years, 6 months, 4 days   Age at Fight   22 years, 7 months
146.0 lbs (66.2 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)
6'1" (186cm)   Height   5'11" (180cm)
72.0" (183cm)   Reach   74.0" (188cm)
Apex MMA   Gym   South Shore Sportfighting
The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale
  • Bout Information
  • Event: The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale
  • Date: Saturday 06.04.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
  • Referee: Herb Dean
  • Venue: The Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 5 of 11)
  • Pro/Am: Professional
  • Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
  • TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
  • Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
  • Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
  • Grispi Total Disclosed Pay: $15,000
  • Roop Total Disclosed Pay: $12,000
  • Event Links:

Grispi vs. Roop Wiki Update Wiki

Herb Dean presided as George Roop entered the Octagon a heavy underdog to the younger Josh "The Fluke" Grispi at the TUF 13 Finale. Grispi flies out of the gate looking for a takedown, and lands it. Grispi locks up an early Kimura attempt on Roop but can't secure it. Grispi then switches to a Guillotine attempt but can't land it either. Roop is damaging Grispi on every takedown attempt with heavy elbows to the temple. Grispi is wincing from them. Grispi is winning the grappling battle but is taking worse on the exchanges due to Roop's heavy elbows. Roop is now turning the tide, taking top position off a failed Grispi attempt at a flying triangle, and landing punches. Roop could steal the round late with his late barrage. Grispi looked to have tired in the latter stages of the round.


Roop has all the confidence in round two. He lands a vicious front kick and follows it with a takedown. Roop is seeking to pass and then mixing in shots. All Roop early in round two. Two minutes remain and Grispi still cannot free himself of the underdog, George Roop, who is bullying him with punches and top control. Elbows to the midsection, and then to the head. "This is a big, big round for George Roop," reports Joe Rogan. The bell sounds and Roop dominated all five minutes of the second.


Round three opens with Roop using his length on the feet. Grispi looks pained by the shots he is taking. Grispi is still battling, though, and secures his arms around Roop's waist. Roop separates and drops bombs. Another powerful sequence looks to have Grispi wilting until an inadvertent low blow among them saves him. Herb Dean separates them and allows Grispi to recover. Roop once again in command. A huge body shot from Roop finishes it. Roop dropped him with a giant right hand to the solar plexus. Grispi crumpled and covered. Easily the right call for Herb Dean and a highly impressive performance from George Roop.

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:39 PM ET
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Grispi vs. Roop Fight Predictions

Tapology Community Predictions: 590  
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Grispi vs. Roop Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

Crazy thunder and lightning ! .. Im goin to jump in the pool .. If ur under the water can u still be zapped ? LOL!
5 days
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Great time eating meal worms and chicken hearts with @ChuckONeilMMA ! Haha!
5 days
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Goin to the brazil grill with @ChuckONeilMMA and rob smith ! .. Let's get fat .. er lol
5 days
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@Rebello_Rafael hahahah!
5 days
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Giant marshmellow!! What the hell ! Lol half the size of a soda can http://t.co/RpYFeQ1
4 days
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U know how ur parents say " dont eat that much candy or u will get sick !"... I tested that myth !..they were not lieing Lol! my tummy hurts
4 days
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Destroying Ice cream with my pregnant gf ! http://t.co/100XvU5
3 days
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Candy is great too... And ice cream .. Lol ! , def got to hit the gym tonight and get a sweat goin ..
3 days
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@BasRuttenMMA get me on the show!
2 days
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@BradTavares yea boy. Lemme know how it goes
2 days
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I forgot how great fast food taste ! Lol
2 days
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Thank you to @lexani for the support. The sickest rims you can get. Check them out
2 days
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Thank you to all my sponsors, @sprawl, @thegunstore, @ammotogo, @punchdrunkgamer, @revgear and @jaco . Thank you for the support! @koreps
2 days
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So nice out , enjoying the pool with my niece and nephew .
2 days
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Thanx evry1 ! U really find out who ur true fans and friends are when u lose , I really appreciate the support guys!
2 days
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RT @NealVos320: @GeorgeRoop @MicroTechCEO hell of a fight George way to take it too em dont think u will be such a big underdog anymore
2 days
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Thanks! RT @matfranksyo: @GeorgeRoop following u now how's about a RT and follow back for a huge fan
2 days
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Thanks for the support RT @LastRndBestRnd: @GeorgeRoop great fight George!! I thought fight of the night!! Very impressive!!
2 days
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Back home , feels good to be back with my family , hope I can get another fight asap ..
2 days
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Said so nicely missy! RT @mmahotstuff: yes please! Roooooooop vs Eric Koch! @GeorgeRoop @danawhite #ufc132
1 day
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Im down ask @danawhite @ufc RT @SamuelScript: @GeorgeRoop any chance you replace cub swanson on UFC 132 and fight Eric Koch?
1 day
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Like @BasRuttenMMA says!! RT @ReymundoZuko: @GeorgeRoop Awesome Liver Shot you hit grispi with! Keep up the good work
1 day
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@K3nStone daaammmnnnn sssoooonn! Haha enjoy it bud!
23 hours
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Boarding airplane , goin to b a long ride home haha
23 hours
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Thanks for the support and kind words guys! I really appreciate the love! .. Hope I didnt blow my career! Promise to come back better ..
18 hours
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@georgeroop did a great job lastnight !I appreciate the beating ..lol and wish u all the best , God bless
16 hours
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Great night of fights and I hope everyone enjoyed the show! @ufc @danawhite
8 hours
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Yo @BasRuttenMMA let's talk about my body punch on @hdnetfights . Next time I'll try a liver kick just for you!
8 hours
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Damn @DustinPoirier cursed me ! Lol thanx for the talk big guy ! I wish u the best of luck in ur future bro
5 hours
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Thanx evry1 for being understanding , im so sory for letting my fans, friends ,and family down.. Ill b back stronger and bettet . Again sory
5 hours
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RT @PunchDrunkGamer: E3 2011 Expo Trailers – LOTR: War in the North, Gears of War 3 & Soul Calibur V http://is.gd/YSRfeS
1 hour
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Its @ufc Fight day and I'm ready to rock! @SPRAWLshorts @PunchDrunkGamer
1 hour
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My fight is streaming live on FB tonight so go to UFC page click "like" and enjoy.. i think thats how u do it!? lol
5 hours
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i want thank God , my friends ,family , fans and allllllll my teamates for helping me and supporting me i love you all! lol
6 hours
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Gallery | MMAWeekly.com http://bit.ly/iDBBt2 me and roop stare down
11 hours
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feel great cant wait to fight ! thanx for all the support evry1!
19 hours
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On weight, Hard part is over. Timel to have fun!
22 hours
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@FilthyTomLawlor lol! Ur filthy bro!
24 hours
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Walk out gear for tomorrow ! @HAYABUSA_MMA has the sickest clothes ! Love there gear http://t.co/IDYwJ54 http://t.co/5CFkCCF
24 hours
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RT @ChrisMMA34 @TRAININGMASK - FOLLOW @TRAININGMASK AND VOTE "BEST TECHNICAL BRAND - MMA AWARDS IN OCTOBER @GeorgeRoop
1 day
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Just saw my main man @ChuckONeilMMA he is looking lean and mean!
1 day
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weigh-ins today at 4!!
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@Jorge_Conquista ahaha!! I got hit up ur gym when I get back ! How's the renovations coming?
2 days
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@Jorge_Conquista thanks big guy I'll do Boston proud ! More free clothes! Lol
2 days
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@TimCredeur hahaha! U guys got to hit up the @Gunstore before u leave! Its a Great time bro !
2 days
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Met some great fans down here at the @Gunstore ! .. Also great staff and owners ! Thanx for having me @Gunstorechris ! Great people!
2 days
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Just finished boxing with Giff ! Goon to eat then goin to @Gunstore at 1 to do some autographs , pics , ect cant wait ! http://t.co/m20JOKD
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@TimCredeur ya I was talking to the photographer and he said u and @DustinPoirier did the shoot today to..Good stuff! Goodluck in ur fight !
3 days
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@TimCredeur Lol! Not even to shoot them just because they are so badass lookin lol .. Did u do that @HAYABUSA_MMA photo shoot too?
3 days
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Boxed with giff !roled with bill mahoney ! , then went shopping at the mall , stoped at whole paychecks .. I mean whole foods lol
3 days
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I want a pair desert eagles .50 sooo bad lol
3 days
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@JoeLauzon hahaha!
3 days
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@JoeLauzon I leave for a few days,and those damb tornados think they can just role in hahah!
3 days
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Going to be signing autographs, takin pics , hangin out and shootin some guns @Gunstore tomorow at 1 Come chill !
3 days
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RT @m_mprestes @Kingsbu @georgeroop @ufc News #TUF13 Finale http://is.gd/sC56PH
3 days
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RT @ko_reps Here is @GeorgeRoop @SPRAWLshorts for TUF finale @PunchDrunkGamer @AmmoToGo @Gunstore Pink is cute ehh!?!? http://bit.ly/iyiqXK
3 days
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RT @Kingsbu My man Burt just righted the ship. Whole Foods here we come! @georgeroop @ufc
3 days
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Miss @JoeLauzon and @Steve_Maze LOL! thanks for all the help for this fight !
3 days
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BE BOLD!!
3 days
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breakfast is my fav part of the day ! plus i get to relax and watch the joyce meyers program! .. then get to go do some rounds with Giff
3 days
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crazy fun day ! thank God for Chase Kobrin he drove me to get my groceries , played Mortal Kombat with me , just hungout ! mad fun! thx man!
4 days
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Thanks for the support RT @GoRdO_vi: @GeorgeRoop @ufc Fuck you george roop, i dislike you...
4 days
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hanging at the airport with bill , flight boards at 905 .. lets get this shindig over with .. time slows down in the airport haha
4 days
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leave for vegas at 930
4 days
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June 4th @ufc back in action. I'm ready to rock his jock off. Balls to the wall.
6 days
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Soooo nice out right now ! Wish I was fishing .. At least the pool is open !
6 days
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Training at 10 a.m at sssf
6 days
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Yaa buddy RT @SPRAWLshorts: @ko_reps @RafaelloTractor very excited for him
7 days
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Just boxed with @JoeLauzon goin to do some heavy duty BJJ with @JoeLauzonsEars at 7 tonight lol ! Thanx for all the help man
9 days
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Thanx @Steve_Maze for great boxing session .. U dah man!
9 days
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Just did an interview withh MMA weekly radio , and the boston herald
10 days
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Roled at 12 with @JoeLauzon and @JoeLauzonsEars learned a ton of great stuff and had fun .. What more could u ask for lol oh and boxed at 6
10 days
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