Khalil Rountree Jr. vs Anthony Smith Prediction UFC 12/9

Khalil Rountree Jr. vs Anthony Smith Prediction UFC 12/9

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UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rountree Jr.

Get ready for an electrifying light heavyweight clash at UFC APEX in Las Vegas, NV, on December 9, 2023, featuring Anthony Smith, fighting out of FactoryX Muay Thai, and Khalil Rountree Jr., representing Syndicate MMA.

 

Anthony Smith

Anthony Smith, known as Lionheart, is a seasoned light heavyweight from the USA. Standing at 6'4" and weighing 205 lbs, Smith has a wealth of experience with a record of 37 wins and 18 losses. His versatile skill set includes 19 knockout victories and 14 submissions.

Recent Fight History:

  • Aug 26, 2023: Smith secured a split decision victory over Ryan Spann at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie, showcasing his ability to navigate tough opposition and claim victory.
  • May 13, 2023: In a closely contested bout at UFC Fight Night: Rozenstruik vs. Almeida, Smith faced Johnny Walker, resulting in a unanimous decision loss. This setback adds to Smith's motivation for a strong comeback.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Smith, fighting out of the orthodox stance, is renowned for his striking prowess and well-rounded ground game. With a history of submission victories and knockout power, Lionheart is a formidable opponent in the light heavyweight division.

 

Khalil Rountree Jr.

Khalil Rountree Jr., nicknamed The War Horse, represents Syndicate MMA and hails from the USA. Standing at 6'1" and weighing 203 lbs, Rountree Jr. has compiled a record of 13 wins and 5 losses, with a dominant knockout ratio.

Recent Fight History:

  • Aug 12, 2023: Rountree Jr. showcased his striking prowess with a quick KO/TKO victory over Chris Daukaus at UFC Fight Night: Luque vs. Dos Anjos, highlighting his ability to finish fights in the early rounds.
  • Oct 29, 2022: In a closely contested matchup at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen, Rountree Jr. faced Dustin Jacoby, resulting in a split decision win. This victory demonstrated his resilience and adaptability.

Fighting Style and Strengths:

Rountree Jr., fighting as a southpaw, is known for his explosive striking and knockout power. With a high percentage of knockout victories, The War Horse poses a significant threat to opponents on the feet.

 

Prediction:

Anticipate an intense battle between Anthony Smith and Khalil Rountree Jr. Both fighters bring a wealth of experience and skills to the octagon, making this light heavyweight matchup a must-watch.

Considering recent performances and the striking prowess of Khalil Rountree Jr., the prediction leans towards Rountree Jr. securing a victory in this matchup. With a demonstrated ability to finish fights early, Rountree Jr. holds the potential to capitalize on striking exchanges and claim a decisive win over Anthony Smith.

 

Pick: Khalil Rountree Jr. ML -190

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