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UFC Vegas 50 video: Khalil Rountree demolishes Karl Roberson with vicious barrage of punches

Khalil Rountree Jr. chose violence on Saturday night as he put on a jaw-dropping performance to finish Karl Roberson at UFC Vegas 50.

After a back and forth battle to start the fight, Rountree came out guns blazing in round two and overwhelmed Roberson with a massive hook followed by a devastating kick to the body. With Roberson still faltering, Rountree came out on top with another huge punch that finally ended the fight, with referee Herb Dean stopping the fight just 25 seconds into the second round.

After the win, Rountree spoke from the heart while explaining his reason for fighting.

“I don’t want to wait until I’m a champion so I can tell my story and where I come from, being a 300 pound kid on the verge of suicide, wracked with depression, not knowing what to do with my life, not knowing no where to go,” Rountree said. “I want to be able to share that and really inspire people who feel like me. I want to be able to share my story with those kind of people.

“I want to make a difference in the world. It’s something that excites me. »

It appeared a knockout could come at any time with Rountree and Roberson unloading on each other in the opening rallies of the first round. When the blistering pace finally slowed down a bit, Rountree was the aggressor, as he looked to back Roberson against the cage to set up his combinations.

Roberson looked comfortable fighting off his back foot while sitting back and waiting for Rountree to attack to use his counterattacks.

This game plan backfired on him, however, as he looked set to do the same in the second round, except Rountree had no intention of letting him off the hook.

Rountree came out of his corner throwing bombs with his right hand and momentarily laying Roberson on the canvas. Rountree’s onslaught continued with the huge kick to the body and then another devastating shot that saw Roberson fall face down.

It was more than enough for Rountree to finish, as he celebrated his second straight win and sixth overall victory in the UFC.