Review by AllTheBestFights.com: 2023-12-09, tough exchanges and nice finish: the mma bout Khalil Rountree Jr vs Anthony Smith gets three stars (UFC Performance of the Night – take a look at our ranking of the Best Mma Fights of 2023).
Smith vs Rountree is scheduled to take place Saturday, December 9th, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas (Nevada, United States), in a 3-round light heavyweight (205 lbs, 93 kg) bout; it is on the undercard of Yadong Song vs Chris Gutierrez – UFC Vegas 83 (also known as UFC Fight Night 233 or UFC on ESPN+ 91). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Khalil Rountree record
Khalil Rountree entered this fight with a pro mma record of 12-5-0 (67% ko/tko victory rate – he has never won via submission) and he is ranked as the No.12 light heavyweight in the world.
He lost two consecutive bouts between 2019 and 2021, against Ion Cutelaba (Khalil Rountree vs Ion Cutelaba) and Marcin Prachnio, but then he has beat Modestas Bukauskas, Karl Roberson, Dustin Jacoby (Dustin Jacoby vs Khalil Rountree) and Chris Daukaus (Chris Daukaus vs Khalil Rountree).
Anthony Smith record
His opponent, the black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Anthony Smith, has a record of 37-18-0 (92% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.14 in the light heavyweight division.
He has lost two consecutive fights between 2022 and 2023, against Magomed Ankalaev (Magomed Ankalaev vs Anthony Smith) and Johnny Walker (Anthony Smith vs Johnny Walker), but he came back to win with Ryan Spann in August 2023 (Ryan Spann vs Anthony Smith 2).
Here is the UFC Vegas 83 full fight card (we are going to update it after the weigh-in):
MAIN CARD (live on ESPN+)
Yadong Song vs Chris Gutierrez
Khalil Rountree vs Anthony Smith
Nasrat Haqparast vs Jamie Mullarkey
Tim Elliott vs Su Mudaerji
Andre Muniz vs Jun Yong Park
PRELIMINARY CARD (live on ESPN+)
Kevin Jousset vs Kenan Song
Hyun Sung Park vs Shannon Ross
Steve Garcia vs Melquizael Costa
Stephanie Egger vs Luana Santos
Tatsuro Taira vs Carlos Hernandez
Rayanne Amanda dos Santos vs Talita Alencar
Full fight video / highlights
Here we are going to post a selection of the best videos about the bout Khalil Rountree vs Anthony Smith as soon as the match ends. If you have seen the full fight you can rate it at the bottom of this post. (All videos are hosted on free video platforms such as Youtube, Dailymotion, Facebook, etc. and not uploaded by AllTheBestFights.com)
Official highlights – Spanish
Who won Rountree vs Smith fight?
Khalil Rountree defeated Anthony Smith via TKO at 0:56, round 3.
Listen the words of the winner or the two fighters after their bout, here is the UFC Vegas 83 post-fight octagon interview of Khalil Rountree and Anthony Smith.