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Jacoby vs. Rountree, Garcia vs. Hooper Booked for UFC Card on Oct. 29



A potential striker’s delight is set for a UFC card on Oct. 29, as Dustin Jacoby will square off against Khalil Rountree at light heavyweight.

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Jacoby’s management, Iridium Sports Agency, announced the booking. Additionally, a featherweight tilt pitting Steve Garcia against Chase Hooper is also on tap for the event. That bout was first reported by Sherdog’s Tudor Leonte. The card is also expected to include a featherweight matchup between Edson Barboza and Ilia Topuria.

Jacoby is unbeaten in his last nine professional outings dating back to June 2019. The former Glory Kickboxing competitor 6-0-1 during his second UFC stint, including a first-round KO of Da Un Jung in his last outing at UFC on ABC 3.

Rountree has won two straight, scoring TKO finishes of Modestas Bukauskas and Karl Roberson in his last two promotional appearances. “The War Horse” has been up-and-down during his UFC tenure, compiling a 6-5 record with one no contest.

Garcia is 1-2 in the Las Vegas based promotion and is coming off a 74-second KO defeat to Maheshate Hayisaer at UFC 275 on June 12.

The 22-year-old Hooper is 3-2 in UFC competition. In first outing of 2022, “The Dream” defeated Felipe Dias Colares via third-round TKO at UFC Fight Night 206.

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