Khalil Rountree Jr. (11-5-0) vs Chris Daukaus (12-5-0)
Khalil Rountree Jr. vs Chris Daukaus 8/12/2023. Khalil Rountree Jr. will lock horns with Chris Daukaus at the apex of their fighting prowess in this light heavyweight duel. The 32-year-old American boxer Khalil “The War Horse” Rountree Jr. has 11 professional victories and 5 defeats. His finish percentage is 64%, with 9 knockouts and 4 decisions. Currently on a three-fight winning run, Rountree.
On the other side of the Octagon is 33-year-old American fighter Chris Daukaus who has 12 wins and 6 losses in his career. With a 92% success record, Daukaus won 10 matches by knockout, one via submission, and one via decision. He lost his last three fights.
Rountree vs Daukaus: A Statistical Battle of Power and Precision
Khalil Rountree enters the octagon with a record of 11 wins, 5 losses, and 0 draws, with 7 of those victories coming by means of knockout.
Chris Daukaus will enter the ring with a record of 12 victories, 5 defeats, and 0 draws, with 11 of those victories coming by means of knockout. According to the statistics, Daukaus has a significant power advantage against Rountree, knocking him from 92% to 64%.
Given that both Rountree and Daukaus have a 0% submission percentage, their records indicate that they will be roughly equal if the fight proceeds to the ground.
Chris Daukaus and Khalil Rountree are both 33 years old. Compared to Rountree, Daukaus is 2 inches taller. Additionally, there is a 2-inch reach advantage. Despite having one fewer bout than Daukaus, Rountree has roughly similar professional fighting experience. He also made his debut in 2014, 7 months after Daukaus, whose first professional fight occurred in 2013. In contrast to Daukaus’ 25, he has competed in 8 more professional rounds.
Khalil Rountree Jr. vs Chris Daukaus Game Information
Location: UFC APEX, Las Vegas United States.
Date: Saturday, Aug 12, 2023
Main Card: 7:00 PM ET
Prelims: 8:00 PM ET
Watch on: ESPN and ESPN+
Rountree’s Dominance and Victory Streak
Rountree won four of his previous five opponents, halting two and twice taking the decision to the judges. In his last fight, he beat Dustin Jacoby in three rounds at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on October 29, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, by split decision.
Prior to that, on March 12, 2022, at UFC Fight Night @ UFC APEX in Las Vegas, he defeated Karl Roberson by knockout in the second round. He had previously defeated Modestas Bukauskas at UFC Vegas 36 on September 4, 2021, at UFC APEX in Las Vegas by knockout in the second round. He then lost to Ion Cutelaba at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark. He also beat Eryk Anders at UFC 236 on 13th April 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3-round contest at State Farm Arena, Atlanta, United States.
Daukaus’ Unyielding Tenacity and Formidable Path
Two of Chris Daukaus’ last 5 opponents lost to him. In his last fight, he thrashed Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 282 on December 10, 2022, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, via knockout in the first round. Before that, on March 26, 2022, at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, he lost to Curtis Blaydes in the second round by knockout during UFC Fight Night Columbus. By first-round knockout, he also lost to Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night on December 18, 2021.
He won over Shamil Abdurakhimov at UFC 266 on September 25, 2021, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, via knockout in the second round. He also won against Aleksei Oleinik at UFC Vegas 19 on 20th February 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
UFC Odds/Point Spread: Khalil Rountree Jr. -230, Chris Daukaus +170
Chris Daukaus engaged in more combat than Khalil Rountree. Daukaus fought five times in the past two years, five months, and twelve days, an average fight every five months and twenty-seven days. He fought in seven rounds of combat in those contests, giving them an average round length of 1.4.
Chris Daukaus’ last fight was 7 months and 22 days ago, whilst Khalil Rountree’s was 9 months and 3 days ago. Rountree fought five times in the past four years, three months, and nineteen days, or once every ten months and ten days on average. In those fights, he fought a total of 11 rounds, meaning that they lasted 2.2 rounds on average.
Khalil Rountree’s odds to win the match outright are at 4/9 (-230), while Chris Daukaus’ odds to pull the unexpected shock are 17/10 (+170).
Free Pick and Prediction: Khalil Rountree Jr. -230.