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Dustin Jacoby
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Dustin Jacoby plans to "expose" and KO Khalil Rountree at UFC Vegas 63: "If he's not the best Khalil it's going to be a quick night"

Cole Shelton - October 25, 2022

Dustin Jacoby was hoping for a ranked opponent next time out but is happy to be facing Khalil Rountree next time out. Jacoby scored a first-round KO win over Da Un Jung back at UFC Long Island in his first fight as a ranked light heavyweight. After the win, he wanted to face another ranked opponent but that won’t be the case as he will take on Rountree at UFC Vegas 63.

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Sean Strickland

Sean Strickland blasts Khalil Rountree for his emotional post-fight speech: “This man is the definition of a PC BETA male”

Susan Cox - March 14, 2022

Sean Strickland has blasted Khalil Rountree for his post-fight comments at Saturday’s UFC Vegas 50 event. Khalil Rountree (11-5 MMA) defeated Karl Roberson (9-5 MMA) in the light heavyweight fight this past Saturday, March 12th at the UFC Apex facility in Enterprise, Nevada.

Conor McGregor, Khalil Rountree, UFC
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Conor McGregor praises Khalil Rountree for his "lovely" finish at UFC Vegas 50: "Nice to see some fresh innovation again in there instead of the usual garbage"

Chris Taylor - March 13, 2022

Former two-division champion Conor McGregor has praised light heavyweight fighter Khalil Rountree for his “lovely” finish at UFC Vegas 50. Rountree (10-5 MMA) collided with Karl Roberson (9-5 MMA) on the main card of last night’s UFC event in Las Vegas.

Dan Hardy
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Dan Hardy scoffs at the idea of banning oblique kicks, claims fighters sign "death waiver" when competing

Christopher Taylor - September 8, 2021

Dan Hardy can’t believe that some fighters called for the banning of oblique kicks following Khalil Rountree’s TKO victory over Modestas Bukauskas. Rountree (9-5 MMA) squared off with Bukauskas (11-5 MMA) on the main card of last weekend’s UFC Vegas 36 event. The result was a second round TKO victory for ‘The War Horse’, who destroyed the knee of Modestas with a nasty oblique kick.

Modestas Bukauskas

Modestas Bukauskas says he broke his leg following brutal oblique kick from Khalil Rountree at UFC Vegas 36

Adam D Martin - September 5, 2021

UFC light heavyweight Modestas Bukauskas says he broke his leg following a brutal oblique kick from Khalil Rountree at UFC Vegas 36. Rountree’s back was up against the wall heading into this fight after losing his last two outings, and he made good on that with one of the best performances of his UFC career. For the first round of the fight, Rountree was constantly beating Bukauskas to the punch the whole time, and then in the second round, he began lighting up his opponent with low kicks. At the 2:30 mark of the second round, Rountree landed an absolutely brutal oblique kick that knocked Bukauskas to the floor and forced referee Herb Dean to stop the fight.

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Fighters call for oblique kick to be banned after Khalil Rountree destroys Modestas Bukauskas' knee at UFC Vegas 36

Chris Taylor - September 4, 2021

A number of pro fighters have called for the banning of oblique kicks following Khalil Rountree’s nasty TKO victory at UFC Vegas 36. Rountree (9-5 MMA) squared off with fellow light heavyweight Modestas Bukauskas (11-5 MMA) on the main card of today’s Fight Night event in Las Vegas. Both men had entered the contest looking to rebound from two-fight losing skids.

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Khalil Rountree announces contract extension with UFC, promises fans "the most exciting fights"

Adam Martin - November 2, 2020

UFC light heavyweight Khalil Rountree announced a contract extension with the world’s leading MMA promotion and he hopes to return in 2021. After missing the entirety of 2020, Rountree is now ready to make his long-awaited return to the Octagon. Taking to his Instagram, Rountree announced a contract extension with the UFC, while also promising his fans “the most exciting fights you’ve seen from me yet.”

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Report: Greg Hardy vs. Khalil Rountree fight targeted for UFC 252

Tom Taylor - July 6, 2020

Greg Hardy is reportedly set to return to the Octagon at UFC 252 on August 15, where he’ll take on former light heavyweight Khalil Rountree. News of this Hardy vs. Rountree bout, which is not yet official, was first reported by Raphael Marinho of Combate.

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UFC 236 Results: Khalil Rountree defeats Eryk Anders (Highlights)

Chris Taylor - April 13, 2019

An intriguing fight between Eryk Anders and Khalil Rountree took place on tonight’s UFC 236 main card pay-per-view from Atlanta, Georgia. Eryk Anders enters tonight’s fight looking to rebound this after suffering back-to-back losses to Elias Theodorou and Thiago Santos in his most recent octagon appearances.

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EXCLUSIVE | Khalil Rountree believes fight with Eryk Anders will be 'fight of the night'

Cole Shelton - April 12, 2019

At UFC 236, Khalil Rountree will take on Eryk Anders who is moving back up to light heavyweight. In the eyes of many observers, this fight looks like surefire entertainment. Rountree is no different. He believes this fight could very well be the Fight of the Night.

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EXCLUSIVE | Eryk Anders believes fight with Khalil Rountree will end with someone on their back

Cole Shelton - April 10, 2019

Most of the attention ahead of UFC 236 has surrounded the two interim title fights on the bill, and rightfully so. The matchups are interesting and gold is on the line. But, one fight that has been flying under the radar is a main card fight between Eryk Anders and Khalil Rountree. Anders is set to move up to light heavyweight for this fight, but he doesn’t see it as a permanent move.

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Johnny Walker

EXCLUSIVE | Khalil Rountree details the unique challenges of fighting Johnny Walker

Cole Shelton - April 5, 2019

Johnny Walker has been on a roll. Since his first UFC fight back in November, the massive Brazilian has earned three wins, all by first-round knockout. His total Octagon time is at just 2:48. There is no question that Walker posses a unique skillset that not many light heavyweight have, or can figure out.