Main Card | Featherweight · 145 lbs | MMA
Hatsu Hioki defeats George Roop via 3 Round Decision
|24-4-2||Pro Record At Fight||12-7-1|
|Climbed to 25-4||Record After Fight||Fell to 12-8|
|-340 (Moderate Favorite)||Betting Odds||+280 (Moderate Underdog)|
|Nagoya, Japan||Fighting out of||Tucson, Arizona|
|28 years, 3 months, 1 week, 4 days||Age at Fight||29 years, 11 months, 2 weeks, 5 days|
|145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||145.0 lbs (65.8 kgs)|
|5'11" (180cm)||Height||6'1" (186cm)|
|70.0" (178cm)||Reach||72.0" (183cm)|
- Bout Information
- Event: UFC 137: Penn vs. Diaz
- Date: Saturday 10.29.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
- Referee: Josh Rosenthal
- Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center
- Enclosure: Octagon
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
- Bout Billing: Main Card (fight 7 of 11)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
- TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Main Card
- Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
- Hioki Total Disclosed Pay: $30,000
- Roop Total Disclosed Pay: $8,000
Hioki vs. Roop Wiki Update Wiki
George Roop took on Hatsu Hioki in the opening pay per view televised fight of UFC 137.
Hioki opened with a grazing high kick and then Roop fired one in exchange. Roop landed a big right hand and then a low kick. Roop looked confident with his striking until landing a kick to the groin that resulted in a brief pause. Hioki came forward with his chin sticking straight up, but was still able to land a good punch and then clinch up. Hioki worked in the clinch looking for a takedown, finally slamming Roop down into side control. An interesting scramble saw Hioki lose position and the round ended with the fighters back to standing.
Roop landed a nice combination to start the second round, followed up by a body shot. Roop was effective standing but Hioki clinched up and executed a great trip takedown. Hioki passed to side mount, threatened with a keylock, and then passed to full mount. Roop escaped to his feet with a few seconds left in the round and taunted Hioki as he came forward attacking.
The third round started with Roop landing a takedown of his own, but was unable to hold Hioki there. Roop sprawled out of a takedown attempt, Hioki clinched against the fence, and Roop held his ground in avoiding being dragged to the ground. A cut opened up on the face of Roop, but that didn't deter him from landing a takedown and putting Hioki on his back against the fence. Roop closed out the fight strongly, controlling Hioki and avoiding Hioki's submissions attempts.
The judges scored the bout 29-28 Hioki, 29-28 Roop, and 29-28 Hioki, the winner by split decision. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Hioki commented, "He was stronger than I expected... I want to say something to the world, even though Japanese MMA is in a tough position, we are not dead."
Hioki vs. Roop Fight Predictions
Hioki 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.
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- 4 days and 9 minutes
- “@GNCLiveWell: Gamma Labs and GNC want to see how you push your limits. Watch the video and enter their contest! http://t.co/vyDXXBRV”
- 4 days and 8 minutes
- RT @Sethdedun @GeorgeRoop Help a fan grow my gourmet coffee biz with an RT, I sell Mocha/Hot Choc/Latte/Tea/Jamaica Blue Mountain
- 1 day, 9 hours, and 39 minutes
- Sounds like @JITZUSA wants to do a shirt give away. Follow them for more details to come #contest
- 1 day, 5 hours, and 58 minutes
- Thanks @AmmoToGo @revgear @RealWaterNow @Replayd @MicroTechBUZZ @JITZUSA @SPRAWLshorts
- 20 hours and 45 minutes
- Wanna make some money? UFC 137's George Roop says he's worth a gamble http://t.co/daH3OIlf
- 23 hours and 18 minutes
- Did I show you guys my @JITZUSA walkout shirt? http://t.co/I8JQkQ6p
- 1 day, 3 hours, and 46 minutes
- The back of my shorts. @MicroTechBUZZ @revgear @Replayd @JITZUSA @ko_reps http://t.co/H5oP1rbd
- 1 day, 23 hours, and 59 minutes
- Front of my @SPRAWLshorts for this weekend. @AmmoToGo @RealWaterNow @JITZUSA http://t.co/r9pwvEnd
- 2 days, 21 hours, and 5 minutes
- I'll be flying the @MicroTechBUZZ colors in Octagon this fight. Thanks @MicroTechCEO
- 2 days, 23 hours, and 8 minutes
- How about some sponsor love for @Replayd . Sell your old phones to them for top $ !
- 2 days, 23 hours, and 8 minutes
- Thanks to @AmmoToGo for the continued support. I love the gun range so I need plenty of ammo!
- 3 days, 2 hours, and 41 minutes
- RT @ohodak: Check out @mmawarehouse on FB they are having a #ufc 137 pick em contest - http://t.co/K5bLLM2W
- 3 days, 2 hours, and 43 minutes
- I'm ready to head kick somebody into another 'zombie' at @ufc this weekend!
- 3 days, 18 hours, and 35 minutes
- Congrats to @jamievarner on the big KO tnight. Wearing @JITZUSA @AmmoToGo also!
- 1 week, 14 hours, and 58 minutes
- RT @ko_reps: Looking to sell an old iphone or other electronics? contact @Replayd . also an official sponsor of @GeorgeRoop
- 1 week, 1 day, 23 hours, and 20 minutes
- I have that one! RT @JITZUSA: and with that said, featured shirt of the night is... http://t.co/3QWWFAx4
- 1 week, 2 days, 2 hours, and 19 minutes