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Fight Week with Gokhan Saki in Japan

The UFC debut of Dutch-Turkish kickboxing icon Gokhan Saki has garnered loads of attention this week ahead of Fight Night Japan Friday night on FXX.

Saki has been inactive the past few years since his kickboxing career came to a halt. He was looking for renewed motivation and he's found it in mixed martial arts.

Here's a quick tour through his first official UFC fight week, beginning with a warning for the light heavyweight division he gave to UFC Facebook earlier this week.



Want to see the power? Saki showed off some pad work on UFC Instagram this week

 

Good lord, @GokhanSaki Watch Saki make his Octagon debut FRIDAY at #UFCJapan!

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Saki released a hype video on his Instagram to help kick off fight week.


Oh, And UFC FIGHT PASS Instagram has one as well! 

Check out the staredown between Saki and da Silva at Weigh-ins.



Alistair Overeem gave his thoughts on Saki's debut.

Here are some photos from fight week.TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 21:  Gokhan Saki of the Netherlands steps on the scale during the UFC Fight Night Weigh-in at the Hilton Tokyo on September 21, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC) TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 21:  (R-L) Opponents Henrique da Silva of Brazil and Gokhan Saki of Netherlands face off during the UFC Fight Night Weigh-in at the Hilton Tokyo on September 21, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC) TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 20:  (L-R) Opponents Gokhan Saki of Netherlands and Henrique da Silva of Brazil face off during the UFC Fight Night Media Day. (Photo by John Barry/Zuffa LLC) TOKYO, JAPAN - SEPTEMBER 20:  Gokhan Saki of Netherlands interacts with the media during the UFC Ultimate Media Day at the Park Hyatt on September 20, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

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