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Light Heavyweight Division


Khalil Rountree Jr.

Light Heavyweight Division

11-5-0 (W-L-D)


Wins by Knockout


First Round Finishes

Khalil Rountree Jr.

athlete record

Event Results


Learn more about Khalil Rountree Jr.'s UFC history, fighter facts, and Q&A below.

Los Angeles, United States
Trains at
Syndicate MMA - Las Vegas, NV
Fighting style
Octagon Debut
Jul. 09, 2016
Leg reach

Fighter Facts

  • Team Joanna on TUF 23
  • Eight wins by KO
  • Six first round finishes
  • 5-3, 1 NC in last nine bouts
  • Pro since 2014
  • Had 6-0 (4 KOs, 1 sub) amateur record


UFC History
UFC Fight Night
(3/12/22) Rountree stopped Karl Roberson via strikes at :25 of the second round 
UFC Fight Night (9/4/21) Rountree stopped Modestas Bukauskas via strikes at 2:30 of the second round 
UFC 226 (7/6/18) Rountree stopped Gokhan Saki via strikes at 1:36 of the first round
UFC 219 (12/30/17) Rountree’s decision loss to Michal Oleksiejczuk was overturned to a no contest when Oleksiejczuk failed a drug test
UFC Fight Night (7/16/17) Rountree knocked out Paul Craig at 4:56 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (2/4/17) Rountree knocked out Daniel Jolly at :52 of the first round
UFC Fight Night (11/26/16) Rountree was submitted by Tyson Pedro via rear naked choke at 4:07 of the first round
TUF 23 Finale (7/8/16) Rountree lost a three round unanimous decision to Andrew Sanchez in the TUF 23 light heavyweight final

The Ultimate Fighter, Season 23

On episode 12 (semifinals), Rountree stopped Josh Stansbury via strikes at 4:15 of the first round
On episode two (quarterfinals), Rountree was submitted by Cory Hendricks via rear naked choke at 2:34 of the first round. When Hendricks was injured, Rountree was brought back for the semifinals
On episode one, Rountree stopped Muhammed Dereese via strikes in the second round



TRAINING:Conditioning, grappling, mitts, rest, grappling, meditation, sleep, repeat.
When and why did you start training for fighting? I started training in 2010 for weight loss.
What ranks and titles have you held? Tuff-N-Uff Amateur Light Heavyweight and Middleweight titles.
Do you have any heroes? My dad, Bruce Lee, Anderson Silva, and my brother Donavon
What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It means that anything is possible with hard work and dedication. I declared that I would be in the UFC, and worked towards it, and it’s coming true. It also provides a stage for me to create more opportunities for my life in the future.
What was your job before you started fighting? Sandwich technician at Jimmy John’s
Favorite grappling technique: Suplex
Favorite Striking technique: Soccer kick