Some of the UFC’s most exciting light heavyweight fighters have been paired up for the promotion’s debut in Denmark later this year.
Confirmed by the UFC through their social media, UFC: Copenhagen on September 28th will now feature Michal Oleksiejczuk vs. Ovince Saint Preux and Ion Cutelaba vs. Khalil Rountree.
What's Danish for knockout?! Michal Oleksiejczuk vs Ovince Saint Preux added to #UFCCopenhagen! ??
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) July 15, 2019
Light heavyweights Ion Cutelaba vs Khalil Rountree coming to #UFCCopenhagen!
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) July 12, 2019
Oleksiejczuk (14-2, 1 NC) is currently on an 11-fight win streak professionally and has gone 2-0 with one no contest since signing with the UFC in 2017. The Polish fighter has earned both of his UFC wins via first-round TKO.
Saint Preux (23-13) conversely will enter the Copenhagen event on the back of a two-fight losing streak. ‘OSP’ has lost back-to-back fights to Dominick Reyes and Nikita Krylov but the 36-year old hold still holds an 11-8 record within the UFC.
In the other announced fight, Cutelaba (14-4, 1 NC) will look to return to the win column after suffering a second-round submission loss to Glover Teixeira in his last outing. ‘The Hulk’ has gone 3-3 since joining the UFC in 2016 and has won all but one of his professional victories inside the distance.
Rountree (8-3, 1 NC) meanwhile will look to build upon a career-best performance against Eryk Anders at UFC 236. Following a change in camp, Rountree put on a dominant performance against Anders in April in which he scored four knockdowns over three rounds.
UFC: Copenhagen is now slated to feature:
- Jack Hermansson vs. Jared Cannonier
- Gunnar Nelson vs. Thiago Alves
- Ion Cuțelaba vs. Khalil Rountree Jr.
- Michał Oleksiejczuk vs. Ovince Saint Preux
- Macy Chiasson vs. Lina Länsberg
- Alessio Di Chirico vs. Peter Sobotta