-George Roop vs. Dustin Kimura
Round 1: It’s no mystery what Roop wants to do when these two square off: given his massive height and reach advantage, his goal is to throw kicks and punches from the outside. Kimura is wise to the tactic though, and at about a minute and a half in, he catches Roop’s leg and puts Roop on his back. The taller man works his way back to his feet, and after some clinch-work against the cage, it’s Roop who throws Kimura down. For the rest of the round Roop works a methodical ground and pound from within his foe’s guard, planting judicious elbows and fists while stifling Kimura’s sub attempts.
Roop takes Round 1.
Round 2: Kimura changes things up a bit by finding his range in between Roop’s strikes, and he coaxes Roop into a stand-up fight. The two swing hard, and Kimura again changes up and goes for a takedown. With about a minute and a half left in the round he’s working to get his hooks in and firmly affix himself to Roop’s back, and Roop only manages to escape trouble with about 20 seconds to go.
Kimura takes Round 2.
Round 3: Roop takes back control of the action by getting Kimura down early, and for the entire frame, rains down hell from above while an exhausted Kimura is unable to muster much of an effective offense.
Roop clearly takes Round 3.
Result: George Roop def. Dustin Kimura via Unanimous Decision