The number two ranked featherweight in the world, Hatsu Hioki, has finally made his way to the world's largest fight promotion to ply his trade inside the Octagon. Now his debut is set.
The promotion brought word of the pending match-up earlier today via its Twitter.
The consensus opinion in the fight world is that he's already ready already for a fight against Jose Aldo. Why not test him first, though?
That test will come in the form of George Roop. Is he a world beater? Certainly not. In fact, he hasn't strung together back-to-back wins since March 2008.
But he's got enough respectable wins (see Sung Jung, Chan and Grispi, Josh) to throw him in against one of the best featherweights in the world, right?
No one is calling him a sacrificial lamb but -- baaaaaaaa.
Stay tuned to MMAmania.com for more on this still-developing fight card.