The black belt in hapkido, karate, Tuf Ww tournament winner and former Ufc Mw champion Robert Whittaker entered this fight with a pro mma record of 21-5-0 (67% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 middleweight in the world. He lost to current #1 Israel Adesanya last year (Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya) but he came back to win against Darren Till in July 2020 (Robert Whittaker vs Darren Till).
His opponent, Jared Cannonier, has a record of 13-4-0 (85% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.7 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive bouts between 2017 and 2018, against Jan Blachowicz and Dominick Reyes (Dominick Reyes vs Jared Cannonier), but then he has won three fights defeating Anderson Silva (Anderson Silva vs Jared Cannonier) and Jack Hermansson in 2019 (Jack Hermansson vs Jared Cannonier). Cannonier vs Whittaker is on the undercard of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje – UFC 254. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje
Where: Flash Forum, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Division: middleweight (185 lbs, 84 kg)
UFC 254 fight card (main fights):
Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje
Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier
Alexander Volkov vs Walt Harris
Magomed Ankalaev vs Ion Cutelaba 2
Stefan Struve vs Tai Tuivasa
Whittaker’s next fight: Robert Whittaker vs Kelvin Gastelum
Cannonier’s next fight: Jared Cannonier vs Kelvin Gastelum
Whittaker vs Cannonier Fight Video:
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