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UFC 219: Gokhan Saki takes on Khalil Rountree Jr.

Heavyweight prodigy Gokhan Saki (1-1-0), fresh off an impressive victory at UFC Fight Night 117, will return to the octagon at December’s UFC 219 against former TUF alum Khalil Rountree Jr. (6-2-0).

“The Rebel,” a former kickboxing champion with 83 bouts to his name, overcame a game Henrique da Silva at UFC Fight Night 117 Sept. 22 in his second MMA fight.

Meanwhile, the 27-year-old “War Horse” is coming off two impressive wins of his own, stalking and finishing Paul Craig and Daniel Jolly at UFC Fight Night 113 and UFC Fight Night 104 respectively.

UFC 219 is scheduled for Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The current card includes:

Cynthia Calvillo (6-0-0) vs. Carla Esparza (12-4-0)

Dominick Cruz (22-2-0) vs. Jimmie Rivera (21-1-0)

Carlos Condit (30-10-0) vs. Neil Magny (18-6-0)

Louis Smolka (11-4-0) vs. Matthew Nicolau (12-1-1)

Gokhan Saki (1-1-0) vs. Khalil Rountree (6-2-0)


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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