Khalil Rountree produced a primary in UFC historical past on Saturday in his brutal TKO win over Modestas Bukauskas.
During a predominant card bout at UFC Fight Night 191 from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Rountree (9-5 MMA, 5-5 UFC) landed a vicious knee stomp to the left leg of Bukauskas (11-5 MMA, 1-3 UFC) that prompted him to instantly fall to the bottom, screaming in agony.
The time of the stoppage was the TIME mark of Round 2, giving Rountree a much-needed win after back-to-back losses. There have been loads of leg kick TKOs over the course of UFC historical past, however Rountree’s aspect stomp is in contrast to any end prior.
Watch the video beneath to see the spotlight of Rountree’s end (through Twitter):
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Rountree mentioned he labored on the method that completed Bukauskas throughout coaching camp, and he landed it within the struggle with dangerous intentions behind him.
“I didn’t work it in training camp with the intent that I had and threw it with today, because I don’t want to hurt my training partners,” Rountree mentioned in his post-fight interview with Michael Bisping. “I knew when he threw a jab he was very heavy on the front foot. That’s when I threw it and that’s when it landed.”
It was an necessary win for Rountree’s profession, and he mentioned it marked a brand new chapter.
“My mindset today was just win,” Rountree mentioned. “Win the fight. I don’t care. I’m not hiding anymore. I’m dealing with my fear head-on. I just knew I had to come in here and just get the job done.”