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Valentina Shevchenko Claims Oblique Kick Should “Probably” Be Banned

Valentina Shevchenko has sided with a large portion of MMA fans who want the dangerous oblique kick to be banned from the sport. After an oblique kick cut Modestas Bukauskas' night short and rounded off a solid performance for Khalil Rountree Jr. at UFC Vegas 36, the majority of fans...

Vitor Belfort Wonders Why The Oblique Kick Is Allowed

The debate about the controversial oblique kick wages on.  Fans and fighters are debating whether mixed martial arts commissions should ban oblique kicks. For those not in the know, an oblique kick is a stomp that aims to push an opponent’s knee in backwards.  https://twitter.com/espnmma/status/1434259962138615809?s=20 The kick is back in the news...

MMA Rules Committee Will Evaluate The Safety Of The Oblique Kick

The aftermath of Khalil Rountree's TKO against Modestas Bukauskas highlighted a controversial technique that has caused the MMA Rules Committee to take a closer look. Originally, the oblique kick caught fire early on in the career of Jon Jones. While "Bones" utilized the kick more as a momentum disruptor,...

Bukauskas & Rountree Both Discuss Controversial UFC Vegas 36 Bout

Modestas Bukauskas and Khalil Rountree Jr. have both discussed their recent bout, which ended with a nasty injury for the Lithuanian-British light heavyweight. The pair collided on the UFC Vegas 36 main card this past weekend. After dominating on the feet throughout, and even breaking Bukauskas' nose, Rountree ended the...

Greg Hardy To Welcome Khalil Rountree To Heavyweight At UFC 252

Greg Hardy will be making his second walk to the Octagon on August 15 at UFC 252 against Khalil Rountree. Brazilian outlet, Combate was first to report the news of the matchup which has not officially been announced. Hardy last fought back at UFC 249 on May 9. There, he returned...

UFC Light Heavyweight Khalil Rountree Says He’s Retiring After Next Fight

Khalil Rountree is walking away from mixed martial arts competition. Rountree said he has his next fight signed, but details are scarce. One thing is apparent and that is Rountree plans to retire after that bout. Here's what he posted through Instagram Stories. "My next fight will be my last. So...

Khalil Rountree on UFC 226 KO Win: “I Needed This For Myself”

Khalil Rountree believes a huge weight has been lifted off his shoulders. Rountree was a slight underdog going into his bout with Gokhan Saki at UFC 226. While it was considered to be a pick 'em fight, few could've expected the result. Rountree knocked out the former Glory kickboxing light...

UFC 226 Video Highlights: Khalil Rountree Knocks Out Gokhan Saki

Gokhan Saki and Khalil Rountree opened up the main card of UFC 226. Saki and Rountree shared the Octagon earlier tonight (July 7). This was Saki's third professional mixed martial arts bout. Saki hoped to utilize his world-class kickboxing to finish Rountree. Meanwhile, Rountree was in search of his first...

UFC 226’s Gokhan Saki: Khalil Rountree Brings Nothing to The Table

Gokhan Saki believes he will overwhelm Khalil Rountree at UFC 226. Saki and Rountree will do battle inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada this Saturday night (July 7). The light heavyweight scrap will serve as the opening bout on the UFC 226 main card. This will be Saki's...
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UFC 219: Khalil Rountree Receives New Opponent at UFC 219

Gokhan Saki has been forced out of UFC 219, leaving Khalil Rountree to take on Michal Oleksiejczuk. No reason was given by the promotion for the exit of Saki. Rountree, a former Ultimate Fighter runner-up, has won back-to-back fights over Daniel Jolly and Paul Craig. Both victories came via finish...

Gokhan Saki vs. Khalil Rountree Booked For UFC 219 on Dec. 30

Gokhan Saki has been booked for his second Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bout. Saki will meet Khalil Rountree inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Dec. 30. The UFC made the announcement earlier today (Oct. 9). The light heavyweight tilt will be part of the UFC 219 card. Last...

Khalil Rountree Says he Was Surprised by Fan Support in Glasgow

Khalil Rountree was surprised to see some fans in Glasgow giving him his due on fight night. Rountree took on Scotland's own Paul Craig inside The SSE Hydro for UFC Fight Night 113. "The War Horse" earned a first-round knockout win. Speaking to the media after the fight, Rountree admitted...

Khalil Rountree Sleeps Paul Craig In The First Round

Next up on the main card is a light heavyweight match up between Khalil Rountree and Paul Craig. Here's the play-by-play: Round 1: Rountree pushes the action early and is patiently picking his shots against the lengthier Craig, who is respecting his power. Neither man lands much of anything before a...

Video: Watch Khalil Rountree Ice Daniel Jolly With Knee to The Head

Khalil Rountree wasn't interested in going the distance tonight (Feb. 4). The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Fight Night prelims are underway inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The very first fight on the card ended in just 52 seconds. Rountree's opponent, Daniel Jolly went for a takedown, but he left...

Khalil Rountree vs. Daniel Jolly Official For UFC Fight Night Event in Houston

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h20EbKbeT-8 A light heavyweight battle has been announced for a UFC Fight Night event in Houston on Feb. 4. The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) season 23 runner-up Khalil Rountree (4-2) will meet Daniel Jolly (5-1). The event takes place at the Toyota Center and will be headlined by the returning Chan...