UFC 137 Fight Card: Top 3 Things You Need to Know About Newcomer Hatsu Hioki

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UFC 137 Fight Card: Top 3 Things You Need to Know About Newcomer Hatsu Hioki
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UFC 137, on Oct. 29, marks the UFC debut of former Sengoku and Shooto champion, Hatsu Hioki (24-4-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC).

Hioki will face fellow veteran George Roop (12-7-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) on the undercard of what is now, as a result of an injury to Georges St-Pierre, a fight card headlined by welterweights BJ Penn and Nick Diaz.

Though many casual MMA fans have likely not heard of Hioki, the Japanese featherweight is a true veteran of the sport, and is likely to quickly make a splash in the UFC.

As UFC 137 approaches, and fight fans begin getting their UFC foam fingers back out, here are the three most important things you need to know about Hatsu Hioki.

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