The former Glory and K-1 kickboxing world champion has withdrawn
from a scheduled light heavyweight clash with Khalil
Rountree for undisclosed reasons. As a result, the promotion
has confirmed that Rountree will remain on the card against
UFC 219 takes place on Dec. 30 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas
and features a women’s featherweight title bout pitting reigning
Justino against Holly Holm.
The evening’s main card is available on pay-per-view, with prelims
likely airing on Fox Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass.
Saki was successful in his Octagon debut, as he scored a knockout
da Silva 4:45 into the opening stanza at UFC Fight Night 117 on
Sept. 22. “The Rebel” compiled an 83-12 mark in the kickboxing
realm that included wins over the likes of Tyrone
Spong, Daniel Ghita, Melvin
Manhoef and Ray Sefo.
Rountree is coming off back-to-back first-round knockouts of
Craig and Daniel
Jolly in his last two UFC appearances. The 22-year-old
Oleksiejczuk enters his promotional debut on a nine-fight winning
streak and owns a 12-2 professional mark overall.