WATCH: ‘Spared Smith life for his family’ – Khalil Rountree Jr. shows mercy to Anthony Smith after spectacular finish

Khalil Rountree Jr. demonstrates exceptional sportsmanship after knocking Anthony Smith down in the co-main event.


WATCH: ‘Spared Smith life for his family’ – Khalil Rountree Jr. shows mercy to Anthony Smith after spectacular finish

Khalil Rountree Jr. shows terrific sportsmanship after knocking down Anthony Smith (via X)

Khalil Rountree Jr. demonstrated both talent and compassion in the UFC Vegas 83 co-main event. He fought the seasoned veteran Anthony Smith in a compelling exhibition of athleticism and sportsmanship. The fight between two light heavyweights at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Saturday was a spectacle that left viewers speechless.

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Rountree sent Smith to the canvas in the third round after capitalizing on a counter right hand off a kick from Smith. With Anthony Smith in a vulnerable spot, Rountree encouraged the referee to intervene just 55 seconds into the round, showing mercy and appreciating the seriousness of the situation. This demonstration of sportsmanship and empathy highlighted Rountree’s concern for his opponent’s well-being.

Smith applied pressure to Rountree in the opening round, but Rountree responded with strategic brilliance. He kept circling and hit major strikes, leaving his mark on the round. Rountree opened the second round with a hard body kick, closing the distance for a clinch. Rountree delivered a right hand that wobbled Smith after they separated.  Both fighters stood toe-to-toe for most of the round.

The victory will catapult Rountree into the Top 10 of the UFC Rankings. As fans reminisce on this amazing fight, they recall an exhilarating finale and an outstanding showing of sportsmanship by Khalil Rountree Jr.

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Fight fans react to Khalil Rountree’s awesome display of sportsmanship

The co-main event between Khalil Rountree Jr. and Anthony Smith was a stunning exhibition of athleticism as well as sportsmanship. The fight between two light heavyweights took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, and the aftermath left fans buzzing.

Fight fans react to Khalil Rountree Jr. terrific sportsmanship after knocking down Anthony Smith
Fight fans react to Khalil Rountree Jr.’s terrific sportsmanship after knocking down Anthony Smith (via MMA Fighting)

Fight fans rushed to social media to express their praise and appreciation for the solid fight. The reactions ranged from praise for Rountree’s skill set to appreciation for the overall fight presented by the athletes. The majority of the remarks were on Rountree’s sportsmanship towards Smith. Here are some of the reactions from fight fans:

The fan reaction to Khalil Rountree Jr. vs. Anthony Smith showed the MMA community’s passionate and engaged character. The social media buzz and debate showed the long-lasting influence of spectacular performances on fight fans.

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