On Friday, UFC officials announced that Saki and Rountree will fight at UFC 226 on July 7. The two light heavyweights were originally scheduled for a meeting at UFC 219 this past December, but Saki was forced to withdraw after suffering a knee injury.
Saki, 34, sports a modest 1-1 pro MMA record, but has emerged as an intriguing talent at 205 pounds due to his extensive kickboxing background. He made a successful UFC debut last September with a highlight-reel first-round knockout of Henrique da Silva.
Rountree went on to fight replacement Michal Oleksiejczuk at UFC 219 and he lost a unanimous decision that was later overturned to a no-contest when Oleksiejczuk tested positive for clomiphene. Excluding that outcome, the 28-year-old Ultimate Fighter 23 finalist has won two straight fights by first-round KO and his overall record stands at 6-2.