Gokhan Saki News

Oct 15, 2017 12:56 pm

Gokhan Saki discusses his progress in wrestling, jiu jitsu

Just weeks removed from his successful UFC debut – a first round clobbering of Henrique da Silva – kickboxing icon Gokhan Saki is already scheduled for his second Octagon bout. This sophomore UFC effort will occur at UFC 219 this December 30, when he will battle rising light heavyweight contender Khalil Rountree. Speaking to MMAFighting.com...

Oct 9, 2017 9:41 am

Gokhan Saki returns to the Octagon at UFC 219

Last month, on the main card of the UFC’s exciting return to Japan, kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki (83-12 KB, 1-1 MMA) made his anticipated UFC debut. While his performance was not without flaws, Saki ultimately produced just the kind of thunderous knockout he’s known for, putting his foe Luis Henrique down with a blistering left...

Oct 1, 2017 5:57 am

Gokhan Saki is eyeing a quick turnaround and a camp change

Late last month, on the main card of the UFC’s anticipated return to Japan, kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki made his UFC debut, and delivered with flying colours. Though he seemed to have a bit of an issue with his gas tank, he authored one of the best knockouts in recent memory, putting his opponent Henrique...

Sep 26, 2017 6:55 am

Gokhan Saki explains cardio issues in UFC debut

Last weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Japan, kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki made his anticipated UFC debut. His opponent was Brazilian light heavyweight Henrique da Silva. Though Saki ultimately managed to put da Silva down with a crashing left hook in the first round, his win was not without flaws....

Sep 23, 2017 6:22 pm

Dana White has a message for anyone who thinks Gokhan Saki’s debut was stopped early

Former kickboxing world champion Gokhan Saki made his highly anticipated octagon debut at last night’s UFC Fight Night 117 event in Japan. The feared striker, Saki, lived up to the hype scoring a first-round knockout victory over his opponent Luis Henrique da Silva. After a wild opening few minutes, Saki caught Da Silva with a...

Sep 23, 2017 8:16 am

Pros react to Gokhan Saki’s impressive UFC debut

Kickboxing world champion Gokhan Saki made his highly-anticipated octagon debut at last night’s UFC Fight Night 117 event in Japan against Luis Henrique da Silva. After a wild opening few minutes, which saw both fighters have their moments, Saki was able to land a hook that absolutely floored Da Silva and put a stop to...

Sep 22, 2017 8:21 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Results: Gokhan Saki KO’s Henrique da Silva (VIDEO)

A light heavyweight scrap between Henrique da Silva and Gokhan Saki took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 117 main card in Japan. Round one begins and Saki scores a knockdown right off the bat. Da Silva wants him to come to the floor but Gohkan wisely opts against it. Da Silva steps back up...

Sep 22, 2017 9:26 am

Gokhan Saki Declares Henrique da Silva Won’t Make It Out of the First Round

With Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua off the UFC Japan card, there’s not many big match-ups beside the criminally underrated fight between Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade. Another fight that has slipped under the radar, is the UFC debut of K-1 and Glory kickboxing veteran, Gokhan Saki. After his opponent Henrique da Silva made a bold claim...

Sep 21, 2017 6:17 pm

Alistair Overeem Praises Former Opponent Gokhan Saki Ahead of UFC Japan

Japan loves Alistair Overeem. From all his fights in PRIDE and multiple kickboxing matches in K-1, he became a legend in Japan way before he gained notoriety as a feared heavyweight in the UFC. It just makes sense that The Reem would be in Tokyo ahead of UFC Japan to enjoy the fights with the...

Aug 29, 2017 2:21 pm

VIDEO | K-1 Legend Gokhan Saki Teases His Debut at UFC Japan

With Jon Jones’ future up in the air and a wide talent gulf separating the top two of UFC’s light heavyweight division, there’s a need for fresh contenders. Other than the insanely quick rise of Volkan Oezdemir (#3) in just three fights, there’s simply Daniel Cormier, Alexander Gustafsson, and everyone else since Anthony Johnson left....

Jul 14, 2017 12:17 pm

Gokhan Saki announces his UFC debut date and gets an opponent

The highly anticipated UFC debut of kickboxing star Gokhan Saki has been announced. Saki, who is considered one of the best kickboxers in the world announced on social media that he will be making his UFC debut in Japan at the UFC Fight Night 117 event at Saitama Super Arena, which takes place on September...

Jun 1, 2017 1:02 pm

Jimi Manuwa shares incredible list of training partners for Volkan Oezdemir fight

Yesterday, we learned that British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa will take on fellow top-5 light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir at UFC 214 this July 29 in Anaheim, California. While Manuwa is one of the most established names in the UFC light heavyweight division, Oezdemir remains a relative unknown among many fans, having burst into the top-5...

May 25, 2017 5:51 am

Kickboxing star Gokhan Saki officially signs with the UFC

Gokhan Saki is one of the best kickboxers in the world. His next fight, however, will not be in the kickboxing ring. It will be inside the UFC’s Octagon. Saki’s jump to the UFC was first reported several weeks ago by Ryan Thomas of CagePages.com, and subsequently confirmed by MMA-Today.com. Now, the news has now...