Ion Cutelaba vs. Khalil Rountree Added To UFC Copenhagen

The UFC’s debut event in Copenhagen will entertain what promises to be a barnburner of a light heavyweight contest between Ion Cutelaba and Khalil Rountree. The bout was officially announced by the promotion on Friday. Cutelaba is coming off a submission defeat to former title challenger Glover Teixiera, but had previously won three of his […]

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The UFC’s debut event in Copenhagen will entertain what promises to be a barnburner of a light heavyweight contest between Ion Cutelaba and Khalil Rountree.

The bout was officially announced by the promotion on Friday.

Cutelaba is coming off a submission defeat to former title challenger Glover Teixiera, but had previously won three of his last four.

As for Rountree, he most recently enjoyed arguably his most impressive win after dominating Eryk Anders via unanimous decision at UFC 236. The victory came following a knockout defeat to Johnny Walker last year. Before that, “The War Horse” notably knocked out Gokhan Saki.

Also announced earlier in the day was a women’s bantamweight matchup between Macy Chiasson and Lina Lansberg.

The card as it stands has three official bouts:

  • Thiago Alves vs. Gunnar Nelson
  • Macy Chiasson vs. Lina Lansberg
  • Ion Cutelaba vs. Khalil Rountree

UFC Copenhagen takes place at Royal Arena on September 28 and will be streamed on ESPN+. There is no headliner as of now, but it is expected to be a middleweight contest between Jack Hermansson and Jared Cannonier.

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UFC 236 Results: Khalil Rountree Batters Eryk Anders

A light heavyweight match up that is sure to entertain will unfold next at UFC 2236 as Eryk Anders and Khalil Rountree meet in the center of the Octagon. As always, Lowkickmma will have you covered with all the results from UFC 236 as they happen. Anders (11-3) is a fighter’s fighter. “Ya Boy” will […]

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A light heavyweight match up that is sure to entertain will unfold next at UFC 2236 as Eryk Anders and Khalil Rountree meet in the center of the Octagon.

As always, Lowkickmma will have you covered with all the results from UFC 236 as they happen.

Anders (11-3) is a fighter’s fighter. “Ya Boy” will take a fight in either the middleweight division or the light heavyweight division like he is doing on Saturday night. Eight of Ander’s wins have come via stoppage.

As for Rountree (7-3), “The War Horse” has had an up-and-down UFC career. The TUF season three vet has won four of his last five fights. His only blemish in that stretch was to rising Brazilian fighter Johnny Walker.

Round One

Anders moves forward. Rountree has a noticeable Thai stance. He throws a light leg kick. Anders looks a bit confused here early on. Rountree blasts a hard leg kick, then another. He cracks Anders with a right, then a body kick. Rountree is smashing Anders lead leg with kicks. Anders has yet to land a strike, less than two minutes to go in round one. Again, Rountree slams a leg kick home, then again. Anders is in a bad way. He throws a spinning elbow, but Rountree smashes two more leg kicks into his leg. The round ends.

Round Two

Rountree moves forward with a blitz. He drops Anders with a straight left hand. He throws a hammer fist and dives in. He lets him back up. Anders can hardly stand. Roundtree lands a left hook and a kick. Anders falls. Rountree toys with him, then he lets him up. Rountree lands a right hand then a knee to the body. Anders tries to answer but Rountree drops him with a left hand. Anders gets up as Rountree lets him up. Anders eats a body kick. Rountree floors Anders with a right hook. He stands over Anders and lets him up. Rountree moves in with a one-two. The horn sounds.

Round Three

The fighters touch gloves. Rountree moves up and down looking for an opening. He lands a hard leg kick. Anders fires a straight left hand. Rountree lunges in with a right hand, then a left. Anders fires a left hand. Rountree goes back to the leg kicks. He blasts a couple hard kicks for good measure. Anders wings a left hand. Less than two minutes to go in the fight. Rountree throws a push kick, Anders throws a lazy high kick. Rountree throws a high-low-high combo.

Khalil Rountree defeats Eryk Anders via unanimous decision (30-26×3)

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Daniel Cormier Guarantees Gustafsson They’ll Never Fight Again

Daniel Cormier just went off on Alexander Gustafsson:

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Daniel Cormier has had enough of Alexander Gustafsson’s posturing.

After the Swedish star withdrew from August 4’s UFC 227 due to a minor injury instead of facing rising challenger Anthony Smith when “Lionheart” called him out following his thrilling first-round knockout of Shogun Rua (highlights here) at UFC Germany today, the double champ took to social media to call “The Mauler” out for his recent behavior.

Although Cormier respected Gustafsson greatly due to their classic 2015 war, “DC” isn’t happy with how the two-time title contender has called out both him and Luke Rockhold while turning down several fights with other top light heavies.

He’s so mad, in fact, that he told Gus they wouldn’t fight again:

”Dear Alex, I don’t know what happened to you going back to the Rockhold situation,” Cormier wrote on Twitter. “You have always been a stand up guy but your behavior changed. From calling a guy out the day after he got knocked out, to now offering to fight me knowing I have a broken hand after Volkan couldn’t go. Now you’ve turned down Jan, turned down Khalil, all while calling for a heavyweight title fight. Now moments after Anthony Smith does his work like an animal you decide you’re hurt.

”Man, I respect you as a fighter. I will always be grateful for October 2015, buy you and I won’t share the octagon again. I am disappointed in who you’ve become. You are so entitled, man, I can’t deal with delusional people. Good luck recovering. Our time has passed. See you from the commentary table.”

Gustafsson was left without an opponent for August 4’s UFC 227 when Volkan Oezdemir pulled out of the fight last week. Out of action for 14 months, Gustafsson could have fought Smith – or perhaps Khalil Rountree Jr. or Jan Blachowicz like “DC” suggested – but UFC doctors at their Las Vegas-based Performance Institute reportedly told him to play it safe.

The top-ranked light heavyweight has said he would go up to heavyweight to meet Cormier for his new championship, but it appears that isn’t happening due to Gustafsson’s recent actions.

Was “DC” right to put “The Mauler” in his place?

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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. Roun…

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 heavyweight champion in the first […]

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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 fin…

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 win in almost a full […]

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Khalil Rountree Stuns Gokhan Saki With First-Round KO

Khalil Rountree STUNS Gokhan Saki with first-round KO at #UFC226:

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Gokhan Saki has been stunned by Khalil Rountree.

Light heavyweight action opened up the main card of UFC 226. Saki and Rountree traded leather inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This was just the third professional mixed martial arts bout in Saki’s career, but he is renowned for his kickboxing.

The tables have turned.

Saki opened up with a leg kick. He went high with a kick, but it was blocked. Rountree threw a heavy right hand, which was blocked. A massive left hand dropped Saki. Rountree finished it off with ground-and-pound. Stunning. The finish is the most surprising part of this fight, as Saki is a former Glory kickboxing light heavyweight champion. Clearly, that didn’t deter Rountree.

Final Result: Khalil Rountree def. Gokhan Saki via KO (strikes) – R1, 1:36

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