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KHALIL ROUNTREE

AGE

29

RECORD

8-3-0(1)

REACH

76”

HEIGHT

6'1"

WEIGHT

205LB

STANCE

SOUTHPAW

CAMP

BLACK HOUSE

HOMETOWN

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, US

Fighter Highlights

RECENT FIGHTS

LAST FIGHT APRIL 2019 UFC 236 – VS ERYK ANDERS

RESULT – WON VIA 3rd RD DECISION (UNANIMOUS)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Both fighters are in the orthodox stances. They are in the center as Rountree opens the fight with a hard leg kick to the lead leg. Rountree is in the Muay Thai stance. He moves in and lands a jab. Anders is setting up his timing. Rountree is light on the lead leg. He starts walking Anders down. 1st min in, Big inside leg kick lands for Rountree! Another one lands for Rountree! He is chopping the lead leg of Anders early. The lead leg of Anders is already red. Anders has not landed anything significant yet. Rountree feels confident and moves in with a two punch combo and lands! Big kick to the body lands for Rountree! He is dictating the pace and tempo of the fight. Rountree is destroying Anders with the kicks early. Anders already has a hard time moving. Halfway in, Anders has no answer on the feet. He is not offering any offense at all. Another inside leg kick lands for Rountree. His kickboxing skillset is perfect so far. Hard inside kick lands for Rountree! He is throwing them so fast from the light bounce. Rountree is punishing the leg of Anders! 1 min to go, Anders is looking lost and confused! He continues to eats hard kicks! Anders is not throwing anything! He is shocked by the power and speed of Rountree! 10-9 Rountree

Rd 2 – Anders slowly takes the center but eats a hard kick to the body! Rountree moves in with a left hook and lands! Anders goes down!!! Rountree doesn’t follow him to the mat and he explodes with the kicks! Rountree allows Anders to stand up. Rountree starts marching forward. 1st min in, Anders moves in but eats a hard counter right hand! Anders goes down once again!!! Rountree doesn’t follow and he allows Anders to stand once again. Anders dives for a takedown, easily defended by Rountree. A quick one-two lands for Rountree. He moves in and lands a beautiful knee to the body! Rountree is demolishing Anders! Anders is moving on the outside. He fires a left hand but eats a hard right counter! Rountree is on fire! He moves in and connects with a hard right hand! Anders goes down once again!!! Rountree doesn’t follow the attack and the referee stands Anders up. This is one of the most one-sided fights we have ever seen. Rountree continues with the pressure. He closes the distance and lands a big kick to the body! Anders is looking desperate. He eats another right hand and goes down! Anders is still there, he doesn’t want to quit at all! 1 min to go, Anders pushes forward and lands a sloppy kick to the body. Rountree explodes with a right hook and partially lands. 10-8 Rountree

 

Rd 3 – Rountree takes the center and continues with the pressure. He fakes the jab to the body and comes over the top with a right hand. Anders has a hard time letting his hands go. He eats a couple of hard inside kicks! Rountree is looking sharp and confident. Nice right hand lands for Anders. He is still in this fight. 1st min in, Rountree is exploding with the wild punches. Anders is doing a good job avoiding them. Hard inside leg kick lands for Rountree! Big right hook lands for Rountree! He is punishing Anders in every aspect of the fight. Anders steps in and partially lands a left hand. Rountree responds with the right and continues with the forward pressure. Halfway in, Anders pushes forward and lands a left hand. However, Rountree continues with powerful kicks. Anders takes the center and establishes the forward pressure. Rountree is keeping his distance with a jab. Anders hasn’t connected with anything significant in this fight. 1 min to go, Rountree explodes with a kick and follows with a two-punch combo! Anders absorbs and continues with the pressure. He is showing big heart in this fight. Nice uppercut lands for Anders! Rountree responds with a right hand and lands! Anders pressures forward but eats a hard right hand over the top! 10-9 Rountree

WATCH FIGHT

NOVEMBER 2018 UFC FIGHT NIGHT 140 – VS JOHNNY WALKER

RESULT – LOST VIA 1st RD KO (ELBOW)

Analysis
Rd 1 – Rountree is in the southpaw stance. Walker is in the orthodox stance. Walker is switching stances. Both fighters are light on their feet. Walker is in the karate stance. Sidekick to the knee lands for Walker. Hard leg kick lands for Rountree! Another leg kick lands for Rountree. Walker is throwing a lot of faints. 1st min in, Walker lands a body kick. Walker explodes with a head kick and follows with a hard right hand over the top! Walker initiates the clinch. Hard elbow lands for Walker! Another hard elbow over the top lands for Walker!!! Rountree goes down!!! Rountree is knocked out!!!

WATCH FIGHT

JULY 2018 UFC 226 – VS GOKHAN SAKI

RESULT – WON VIA 1st RD TKO (PUNCHES)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Rountree is in the southpaw stance. Saki comes out in the orthodox stance. Saki takes the center. Both fighters are measuring their range. Rountree is bouncing on the outside. Saki opens the fight with a leg kick. Saki goes high with the kick. Rountree moves away and lands a right counter. Rountree moves in and lands a left straight. 1st min in, Saki closes the distance and fires a right hand. Rountree responds with a right counter. Both fighters are looking sharp. Saki is switching his stances. Rountree explodes with a big left hand!!! Saki goes down!!! Rountree moves in for a kill with more punches!!! The referee steps in and saves Saki!

WATCH FIGHT

DECEMBER 2017 UFC 219 – VS MICHAŁ OLEKSIEJCZUK

RESULT – NO CONTEST (OVERTURNED BY NSAC)

Analysis

Rd 1 – Oleksiejczuk is in the southpaw stance. Rountree comes out in the orthodox stance.   Rountree opens the fight with a kick to the body. Oleksiejczuk initiates the clinch. Rountree separates and connects with another hard body kick! Oleksiejczuk moves in and lands big left hand! Oleksiejczuk is looking faster with the punches. Rountree lands a beautiful leg kick but eats a right straight counter from Michal. 1st min in, Rountree is on his back foot. Oleksiejczuk steps into the pocket and they both exchange! Oleksiejczuk times the next kick and catches the leg. Oleksiejczuk scores a single leg takedown. He is working for a position. Rountree sets up the guillotine choke! Oleksiejczuk is defending well. Rountree is committed to a choke! Oleksiejczuk is in trouble early! Rountree lets go of the choke and starts exploding with the punches! Oleksiejczuk is displaying good head movement as he escapes most of them! Nice left hand lands for Rountree! He takes a couple of deep breaths. He is using a lot of energy early both fighters are in each other space and trading punches. Oleksiejczuk starts firing quick one-two combos. Big left hand lands for Oleksiejczuk! He is unloading on Rountree! Another huge left hand lands for Oleksiejczuk! He is outboxing Rountree in the second part of the round! 1 min to go, Rountree is slowing down! Oleksiejczuk starts mixing it up with the kicks to the body! Big inside elbow lands for Oleksiejczuk! He is on fire! Rountree is clearly tired! He covers himself and eats a big knee to the body! Oleksiejczuk is picking Rountree apart from the distance. 10-9 Oleksiejczuk

Rd 2 – Oleksiejczuk takes the center and starts marching forward. Rountree is holding his hands low. Nice left hand lands for Oleksiejczuk l! Rountree counters with a body kick but eats another left hand! Rountree doesn’t have the same speed in this round. He connects with a right hook but there is not much power behind. Oleksiejczuk continues with the pressure and he starts landing nice one-two combinations. Oleksiejczuk starts landing nice body-head combinations. Rountree has a hard time keeping his distance. He is breathing heavily as Oleksiejczuk keeps coming forward with the straight punches. Nice short uppercut lands for Oleksiejczuk! Rountree fires a right hook but eats a hard uppercut! Rountree is in all sorts of troubles! Halfway in, Oleksiejczuk is confident and a much fresher fighter. Rountree is exhausted in the middle of the round. Oleksiejczuk continues to tire him out with the body shots. Rountree lands a right hand but his punches are very slow. Big kick to the body lands for Oleksiejczuk! Rountree is constantly on the back foot. Oleksiejczuk is mixing his attacks well in this fight so far. Big hook to the body lands for Oleksiejczuk! He is controlling the pace and tempo of the fight. Rountree shows his toughness as he lands a right hand. Oleksiejczuk is constantly in his face. Rountree is dropping his hands low. Oleksiejczuk initiates the clinch and eats a big knee to the body! However, Oleksiejczuk quickly counters with a nasty body shot and lands! Rountree is getting dominated on the feet. Oleksiejczuk is relentless with his pressure. 10-9 Oleksiejczuk

Rd 3 – Rountree takes the center. Both fighters are swinging and missing. Oleksiejczuk fires a leg kick and lands. Rountree starts firing hard punches! Oleksiejczuk covers and blocks most of them! Rountree is using a lot of energy early. Oleksiejczuk quickly level changes for a single leg and scores a single leg takedown. Oleksiejczuk is in the guard position. 1st min in, Rountree is looking exhausted on the bottom. Oleksiejczuk lands a couple of short body punches. Rountree tries to stay busy from the bottom. He scrambles but Oleksiejczuk shows his great top control and holds him down. Oleksiejczuk has a hard time posturing and landing some ground and pound. It looks like he is also slowing down. Halfway in, Oleksiejczuk finally starts opening up with the hammer fists. He makes a transition to side control. Rountree is in a bad spot! Oleksiejczuk is putting strong pressure on him. Rountree is looking beaten and desperate on the bottom. The referee warns the fighters to work. Rountree scrambles and gives his back to Oleksiejczuk. Oleksiejczuk drags him back down and continues to work from side control. Oleksiejczuk is looking to isolate the arm. Rountree scrambles and gets the half guard back. Oleksiejczuk is passive from the top position. However, he is fighting a smart fight. Oleksiejczuk postures and lands a couple of hard right hands as the round ends! 10-9 Oleksiejczuk

WATCH FIGHT

RECORD BREAKDOWN

12 MATCHES 8 WINS 3 LOSSES
KNOCKOUT 5 1
SUBMISSION 0 1
DECISION 3 1
DRAWS
NO CONTEST  1

FIGHTER THINGS TO NOTE

  • Rountree is the aggressive standup fighter with very good Muay Thai skills.
  • Before joining the UFC, Rountree was competing for the RFA and King of the Cage promotions.
  • Rountree is a very powerful individual. He is heavily built and everything he throws has a lot of power behind.
  • The fact that he has knocked out one of the best kickboxers in Gokhan Saki, says it all.
  • He is very patient and he always waits for the perfect opportunity to explode with the powerful kicks and punches as seen against Saki.
  • Rountree is a slow starter; he got caught against Walker early in the fight.
  • However, against Anders, Rountree has shown his full potential by demolishing him for three rounds.
  • His speed and timing were insane against Anders.
  • He was very accurate with the powerful kicks and punches against Anders. Everything he has thrown was landing cleanly.
  • Against Anders, Rountree was fighting a smart fight. He has dropped Anders 3 times in the second round but he was not rushing in for a finish.