Gökhan Saki

Gökhan Saki (born October 19, 1983[1][2]) is a Dutch-Turkish mixed martial artist and former kickboxer. Fighting out of Mike’s Gym in Amsterdam, he is two-time Dutch and European Muay Thai champion, K-1 World GP 2006 in Amsterdamtournament finalist and K-1 World Grand Prix 2008 in Hawaii champion as the first ever Turkish fighter to hold a K-1 tournament title. He is the former Glory Light Heavyweight Champion, winning the inaugural title by defeating Nathan Corbett in the semi finals, followed by Tyrone Spong in the finals. On May 25, 2017, it was announced Saki had signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC.[3] Known for his swarming style of fighting and power punching, Saki is one of the most decorated kickboxers in the world.

Saki was born and raised in SchiedamNetherlands to immigrant parents from Turkey,[5] both hailing from the Selimdistrict of the Kars Province.[6] Saki began training in kickboxing at the age of 10 when he also began playing soccer, but eventually quit soccer at the age of 16 because of his preference for kickboxing

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