Khalil Rountree Set To Retire After Sam Alvey Fight

Khalil Rountree has announced that he will hang up his gloves after his next fight in the UFC, despite only being 29-years-old.

“My next fight will be my last. So be sure to watch,” Rountree wrote on Instagram.

Rountree will go up against Sam Alvey in is MMA swangsong at UFC On ESPN 8 on March 28th in Ohio, where he’ll be looking to get back into the win column one last time after suffering a TKO loss to Ion Cutelaba in his previous outing.

That marked Rountree’s second loss in his past three fights, having also suffered a KO defeat against Johnny Walker last year, with a decision victory over Eryk Anders sandwiched inbetween.

In total Rountree has gone 4-4 (+1nc) during his UFC run and has an overall career record of 8-4 (+1nc).

As for Alvey, the 33-year-old is going through a tough spell in his career, having lost his last three fights in a row against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Jimmy Krute and most recently Klidson Abreu, leaving him with an overall UFC record of 10-8 heading into this match-up.

Rountree vs. Alvey joins a UFC On ESPN 8 card that is expected to be headlined by a heavyweight encounter between Francis Ngannou and Jairzinho Rozenstruik, while Cody Garbrandt returns to face Raphael Assuncao.

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