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We have a scrap in the Light Heavyweight division, as Khalil “The War Horse” Rountree and Karl “Baby K” Roberson. A winner in his most recent fight, Rountree will look to make it two straight for the first time since 2017. Having suffered through a rough patch of late, Rountree would be wise to continue winning fights. Meanwhile, Roberson comes into this fight on a two-fight skid. Having struggled to find consistency, Roberson is 4-4 inside the octagon, with his last win coming in 2019. To say a victory is needed in this one for Roberson, would be an understatement.
As for a prediction, I have Rountree winning. While this fight essentially is a crapshoot, I believe Rountree’s size and power will be a big factor in this one. Especially given Roberson will be moving up to Light Heavyweight from Middleweight. The other factor having me lean Rountree, is that I know his game. A striker, with heavy hands and leg strikes, Rountree will stick to the outside and try and catch you. Meanwhile, Roberson’s game isn’t evident. A kickboxer coming into the UFC, Roberson has more or less, wrestled. While it’s worked sometimes, the majority of the time, it hasn’t. Going up in weight, he’s going to find it harder to wrestle. So with that said, I predict Rountree wins via TKO.