George Roop vs. Reuben Duran added to UFC 158

A bantamweight bout has been added to next month’s UFC 158 card in Montreal as George Roop will face Reuben Duran.UFC158 #2

UFC officials announced the fight booking on Thursday morning and the fight will take place on the preliminary card.

Roop (12-9-1) has gone 2-5 in the UFC and has lost back to back fights in the organization. He has not been in the octagon since last year’s UFC on FOX 2 event, which he was defeated by Cub Swanson. He was booked for two other fights in 2012, but he pulled out of both fights with an injury.

Duran (8-4-1) entered the UFC in 2011 and has gone 1-2 in the organziation. After losing his debut against Takeya Mizugaki, he returned at The Ultimate Fighter 13 Finale and won the submission of the night bonus for his rear-naked choke submission against Francisco Rivera.

UFC 158 takes place on March 16th from the Bell Centre in Montreal and will be headlined by Georges St-Pierre defending the UFC welterweight title against former Strikeforce champion Nick Diaz.