Stepping in for Roop will be Daniel Pineda (17-8), who is coming off his first promotional loss, dropped a unanimous decision to Mike Brown at UFC 146 in what proved to be the former WEC champion’s retirement bout. Prior to that loss, “The Pit” was rolling behind two first round submission victories over Pat Schilling and Mackens Semerzier.
Carvalho (13-5) is coming off a hotly contested unanimous decision loss against Felipe Arantes at his UFC 142 debut. Prior to falling to Arantes, the Canadian was riding a three-fight win-streak and now looks to notch his first UFC victory.
UFC 149 is set for July 21 at Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. The card is anchored by an interim UFC Bantamweight Championship clash between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao. The winner of the fight will go on to face the Dominick Cruz in a title unification bout.