Promotion officials announced the pairing during the UFC 256
broadcast this past Saturday. UFC 257 takes place on Jan. 23 in Abu
Dhabi and is headlined by a lightweight showdown between Conor
McGregor and Dustin
After recently considering retirement, Rountree
re-signed with the Las Vegas-based promotion earlier this year.
Rountree last appeared at UFC Fight Night 160, where he suffered a
first-round TKO defeat at the hands of Ion
Cutelaba in September 2019. The 30-year-old Tiger Muay Thai
representative is 4-4 with one no contest during his promotional
Prachnio, meanwhile, enters the matchup with Rountree on a
three-bout losing streak in the Octagon. Most recently, the
Tatsujin Dojo product suffered a first-round KO loss to Mike
Rodriguez at UFC on ESPN 15. The One Championship veteran has
been finished in each of his three UFC appearances.