MMA Odds and Ends for Tuesday: Gokhan Saki vs. Khalil Rountree Booked for UFC 219

UFC officials announced Monday that Gokham Saki will face Khalil Rountree at UFC 219 on Dec. 30 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Saki (1-1) defeated Henrique da Silva by first-round knockout in his UFC debut earlier this month. It was the kickboxing stars return to the cage in 13-years. Rountree (6-2) heads into this matchup off back-to-back victories over Daniel Jolly and Paul Craig. The Ultimate Fighter Season 23 Finalist has gone 2-2 in the octagon. Here's an updated look at the card.

Dominick Cruz vs. Jimmie Rivera
Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza
Matheus Nicolau vs. Louis Smolka
Khalil Rountree vs. Gokhan Saki

Full UFC 216 salaries

Tony Ferguson: $500,000 (includes $250,000 win bonus)
def. Kevin Lee: $250,000

Demetrious Johnson: $370,000 (no win bonus)
def. Ray Borg: $100,000

Fabricio Werdum: $400,000 (includes $125,000 win bonus)
def. Walt Harris: $28,000

Mara Romero Borella: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Kalindra Faria: $12,000

Beneil Dariush: $48,000
vs. Evan Dunham: $40,000

Cody Stamann: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus)
def. Tom Duquesnoy: $23,000

Bobby Green: $24,000
vs. Lando Vannata: $25,000

Poliana Botelho: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Pearl Gonzalez: $10,000

Matt Schnell: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus)
def. Marco Beltran: $14,000

John Moraga: $68,000 (includes $34,000 win bonus)
def. Magomed Bibulatov: $17,000

Brad Tavares: $74,000 (includes $37,000 win bonus)
def. Thales Leites: $57,000

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