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UFC Fight Night: Chris Daukaus vs. Khalil Rountree

August 12, 2023


The upcoming UFC Fight Night introduces a captivating main card that deserves your focus when considering bets. One of the standout fights featured on the card is between 13th ranked Khalil Rountree and 14th ranked Chris Daukaus in a light heavyweight showdown.


  • Location: UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada

  • Date: Saturday, August 12, 2023

  • Main Card: 6:00 PM CDT

  • Prelims: 3:00 PM CDT

  • Coverage: ESPN and ESPN+

Khalil Rountree Betting Preview

Rountree has won his last three fights and is aiming to continue that streak. His most recent victory was a split decision against Dustin Jacoby back in October of last year.

His fighting resume shows that he has 11 wins that consists of seven knockouts and four decisions. Six of his 11 wins have resulted in a first round finish and out of five losses, two each have come by knockout and decision.

“The War Horse” has a striking accuracy of 38 percent but nothing for a takedown accuracy. He lands 3.67 significant strikes a minute while taking on 4.19. This is slightly negative, which will likely play a role in this fight.

His defense against significant strikes is at 50 percent and a takedown defense at 55 percent. He does not yet have any averages for takedowns or submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.

Chris Daukaus Betting Preview

Daukaus has lost his last three battles, which were against some of the best fighters in the heavyweight division. His most recent defeat was a first round knockout against Jairzinho Rozenstruik back in December of last year. 

His fighting resume shows that he has 12 wins that consist of 11 knockouts and one decision. Eight of his 12 wins have resulted in a first round finish and five of his six losses have come by knockout.

He has a striking accuracy of 51 percent but nothing for a takedown accuracy. He lands 6.41 significant strikes a minute while taking on 4.48. This ratio is aggressive and still has a solid separation between the two averages.

His defense against significant strikes is at 58 percent and a takedown defense at 100 percent so far. He does not yet have any averages for takedowns or submissions per 15 minutes of fight time.

Game Odds, Series Trends and Free Pick

The following moneyline from MyBookie shows that Khalil Rountree is a moderate favorite to win this fight. Both fighters are heavy hitters aiming to finish this fight early.


  • Chris Daukaus: +153

  • Khalil Rountree: -200

  • *odds are subject to changes

Rountree has some quality wins that have allowed him to be the current ranking. He stands in the way of Daykaus, who is making his debut in the light heavyweight division. A new and improved Daukaus could cause trouble with his aggressive significant strike ratio.

Final Pick: Take Chris Daukaus to Win at +153