Dustin Jacoby is favored against Khalil Rountree Jr. at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen on Saturday, October 29 in Las Vegas Nevada. This event is one of 12 fights on ESPN+. Jacoby is 18-5-1 in his career, while Rountree Jr. is 10-5 in his career. There are a total of 12 fights, all on ESPN+ at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen. Let’s look at the bout between Jacoby and Rountree Jr. and UFC predictions.
UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Allen takes place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, October 29 with 12 fights, all on ESPN+.
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Dustin Jacoby (18-5-1, 6-2-1 UFC)
Jacoby came into the UFC with a record of 6-0 and he has six wins, two losses, and one draw. He defeated Justin Ledet by TKO, Maxim Grishin by unanimous decision, Darren Stewart by TKO, John Allan by unanimous decision, Michal Oleksiejczuk by unanimous decision, and Da Un Jung by KO; while losing to Clifford Starks by unanimous decision and Chris Camozzi by guillotine choke submission, and fighting to a draw against Ion Cu?elaba. Jacoby has been a pro since 2010 and he has 11 wins by TKO/KO and one by submission. He has 11 first round finishes.
Jacoby said this to mmajunkie.usatoday.com about his upcoming fight against Rountree Jr., “I’ve been paying my dues. It’s been a long road. It’s been an 11-year journey. Something that’s really cool: I made my UFC debut Oct. 29, 2011, and here I am fighting Khalil Rountree Oct. 29, 2022. So it’s been one hell of a journey – a lot of ups, a lot of downs, and a lot of perseverance to get to where I’m at right now. But I feel like I’ve never been better in my career and I think I have a great opportunity to go and showcase my skills against another great, elite standup striker in Khalil Rountree.”
Khalil Rountree Jr. (10-5, 6-5 UFC)
Rountree Jr. came into the UFC with a record of 4-0 and he has six wins and five losses in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has three wins and three losses. He defeated Eryk Anders by unanimous decision, Modestas Bukauskas by TKO, and Karl Roberson by TKO; while losing to Johnny Walker by KO, Ion Cu?elaba by TKO, and Marcin Prachnio by unanimous decision. Rountree Jr. has been a pro since 2014 and he has seven wins by TKO/KO and three by decision. He has five first round finishes.
Strikes landed per minute: Jacoby 5.27 / Rountree Jr. 3.34
Striking Accuracy: Jacoby 46% / Rountree Jr. 38%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Jacoby 3.77 / Rountree Jr. 3.55
Defense: Jacoby 59% / Rountree Jr. 49%
Takedown average: Jacoby 0.38 / Rountree Jr. 0.00
Takedown Accuracy: Jacoby 42% / Rountree Jr. 0%
Takedowns defended: Jacoby 58% / Rountree Jr. 50%
Submission average: Jacoby 0.0 / Rountree Jr. 0.2
This is the opening fight on the main card and it should be full of action. Jacoby is 6-0-1 since returning to the UFC and he looked really good last time out with a knockout win against Da-un Jung. Rountree Jr. may have turned the corner with his last two wins. He won by TKO against Modestas Bukauskas and he finished Karl Roberson last time out.
One thing we know for sure is that this will be a standup war. These two are not afraid to stand and throw punches. That should make for an exciting battle for as long as it lasts. Jacoby is listed as the favorite in this fight and that makes sense, but I think there is more value in the rounds option in this fight. Oddsmakers realize that this fight probably won’t last long, so they have made the rounds 1.5 but the over is listed at -160. We get plus money on the under and I just can’t see this fight lasting long, so I will go under the rounds total in this fight.
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