The bout is just another in a long line of tough opponents for Roop. The former TUF 8 cast member has rotated wins and losses since his initial release from the UFC, collecting a 2-3-1 record inside the WEC and a second stint in the Octagon while picking up losses to former champion Eddie Wineland, perennial contender Mark Hominick, and top-five ranked Hastu Hioki.
Swanson, a three time "Fight of the Night" winner in the WEC, will take his second shot at earning UFC glory. The longtime WEC veteran fell to a second-round arm-triangle choke from Ricardo Lamas at November's UFC on Fox: Velasquez vs. Dos Santos card.
UFC on Fox 2 is slated for January 28, 2012 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. A pair of number-one contender headline the night, with Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis and Mark Munoz vs. Chael Sonnen scheduled for network broadcast.
UFC on Fox 2 fight card:
Light heavyweight: Rashad Evans vs. Phil Davis
Middleweight: Chael Sonnen vs. Mark Munoz
Bantamweight: Demetrious Johnson vs. Eddie Wineland
Lightweight: Evan Dunham vs. Paul Sass
Heavyweight: John Olav Einemo vs. Mike Russow
Lightweight: Cody McKenzie vs. Michael Johnson
Featherweight: Charles Oliveira vs. Eric Wisely
Featherweight: George Roop vs. Cub Swanson