UFC officers introduced the pairing in the course of Saturday’s UFC 256 broadcast. The card will be headlined by the return of Conor McGregor as he faces off with previous interim light-weight champion Dustin Poirier.
Immediately after hinting at retirement, Rountree eventually decided to keep on his fighting career as he returns in January even though attempting to bounce back again from a reduction in his previous outing in opposition to Ion Cutelaba in 2019. Rountree was at first envisioned to combat in March but the coronavirus pandemic scrapped the card and he was forced back to the sidelines.
Now the previous Best Fighter competitor will return at the begin of the New 12 months with designs on having back in the acquire column after a 4-4 file with 1 no contest in his 1st nine fights with the marketing.
As for Prachnio, he is continue to looking for his very first acquire in the UFC immediately after suffering a trio of losses in his first a few appearances inside of the octagon. Prachnio has fallen to Sam Alvey, Magomed Ankalaev and Mike Rodriguez in consecutive bouts immediately after placing together an eight-struggle earn streak outdoors the UFC in organizations this kind of as One Championship.
Rountree vs. Prachnio joins the UFC 257 card, which will also function a vital flyweight showdown concerning former title contender Jessica Eye and Joanne Calderwood as perfectly as leading 10 ranked strawweights Marina Rodriguez battling Amanda Ribas.