Khalil Rountree Re-Signs with UFC, Targets 2021 for Next Octagon Appearance

By: Tristen Critchfield
Nov 2, 2020


Khalil Rountree is still going strong in his mixed martial arts career.

After announcing on social media in late 2019 that his next fight would be his last, the 30-year-old light heavyweight apparently has undergone a change of heart, revealing that he has re-signed with the UFC.

I’m extremely happy to announce that I’ve decided to extend my contract with the [UFC] and will be making my return at the start of 2021,” Rountree recently wrote on Instagram. “After being away from the sport for over one year now it feels like I have the opportunity to start fresh.

“I’m back in the game 100% like I’ve just begun, ready to put on the most exciting fights you’ve seen from me yet. I’ve had lots of down time to reflect, reinvent and tighten my circle. I’ve taken the time to look at myself from the inside out and I’ve shared with you all the ups and downs publicly. Now it’s time to bite down and fight harder than ever. I’m ready, and you should be too.”

The 30-year-old Tiger Muay Thai product hasn’t competed since September 2019, when he suffered a first-round technical knockout loss to Ion Cutelaba at UFC Fight Night 160. Roundtree has had mixed results within the Las Vegas-based promotion, posting a 4-4 mark with one no contest since his debut in 2016.

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I’m extremely happy to announce that I’ve decided to extend my contract with the @ufc and will be making my return at the start of 2021 • After being away from the sport for over one year now it feels like I have the opportunity to start fresh. I’m back in the game 100% like I’ve just begun, ready to put on the most exciting fights you’ve seen from me yet. I’ve had lots of down time to reflect, reinvent and tighten my circle. I’ve taken the time to look at myself from the inside out and I’ve shared with you all the ups and downs publicly. Now it’s time to bite down and fight harder than ever. I’m ready, and you should be too. If you know a company or brand that you’d like to see me repping, please tag them below as I’m looking for sponsors/partners to grow with. #winningticket @mickmaynard2

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