Carlos Ulberg Ready to Be Backup for Jamahal Hill vs. Khalil Rountree Fight

Carlos Ulberg just knocked everyone’s socks off. Literally. Last weekend, he took down Alonzo Menifield in a mere 12 seconds. Yeah, you read that right. Just a dozen ticks on the clock at UFC St. Louis on May 11. This win wasn’t just any win. It snapped Menifield’s impressive five-fight unbeaten run. And, oh boy, did it earn Ulberg a performance bonus.

Suddenly, Ulberg’s not just another fighter. He’s shot up to the 14th spot in Sherdog’s Official Rankings at light heavyweight. Talk about making a statement.

Now, Ulberg’s not one to sit around. He’s itching to get back in the octagon. Maybe even next month. That’s what we call dedication.

Meanwhile, in other news, Jamahal Hill and Khalil Rountree are gearing up for UFC 303 on June 29. That card’s also got Conor McGregor making his big return against Michael Chandler. But here’s where it gets interesting for Ulberg. He’s got his eyes on that Hill vs. Rountree fight. Ready to step in if needed. If not, he’s hunting for a top contender. Top 10? Top 5? He’s game.

Ulberg’s confidence is sky-high. “It’s the light heavyweight division, and the UFC knows what they’re doing,” he mused on “The MMA Hour.” He’s open to whatever comes his way, trusting the process and ready for any opportunity.

Since facing a setback in his promotional debut against Kennedy Nzechukwu, Ulberg’s been on fire. He’s not just winning; he’s finishing fights. Five of his six UFC victories ended before the final bell, four in the first round. That’s the kind of stat that makes opponents sweat.

On the flip side, Hill’s coming off a tough loss to Alex Pereira at UFC 300. But don’t count him out yet. And Rountree? “The War Horse” is on a rampage with a five-fight winning streak, including a knockout win over Anthony Smith last December.

What a time to be an MMA fan, huh? The light heavyweight division is buzzing, and Carlos Ulberg is right in the thick of it. Stay tuned. This is going to get interesting.

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