Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Fight Night 194: Cannonier vs. Gastelum is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 21, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Jared “The Killa Gorilla” Cannonier will take on Kelvin Gastelum in the Middleweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 194 card.

In this post, we will break down Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 37-year-old, Jared Cannonier is coming in with a 13-5-0 record. Cannonier will be fighting for the first time since a loss via unanimous decision against Robert Whittaker at UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje in October.

Gastelum, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Robert Whittaker on October 24, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Gastelum and holds a 17-7-0 (1 NC) record.

Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum
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Age
29
5′ 11″
Height
5′ 9″
185 lbs.
Weight
185 lbs.
77″
Reach
71″
13-5-0
Record
17-7-0 (1 NC)
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Stance
Southpaw

Jared Cannonier has an switch fighting stance with a 77″ reach. The 29-year-old, Kelvin Gastelum is an southpaw fighter with a 71″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Jared Cannonier:
→ Cannonier’s striking accuracy is 52%.
→ Cannonier lands 3.70 significant strikes per minute.
→ Cannonier’s takedown accuracy is 33%.
→ Cannonier’s takedown average is 0.16 per 15 minutes.
→ Cannonier’s takedown defense is 54%.

Cannonier comes in with 52% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.70 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Gastelum fires at 42% accuracy, landing about 3.52 significant strikes per minute. Jared Cannonier also has a 33% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.16 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Gastelum’s 1.16 takedowns and 62% takedown accuracy.

Kelvin Gastelum:
→ Gastelum’s striking accuracy is 42%.
→ Gastelum lands 3.52 significant strikes per minute.
→ Gastelum’s takedown accuracy is 37%.
→ Gastelum’s takedown average is 1.16 per 15 minutes.
→ Gastelum’s takedown defense is 62%.

Kelvin spent on average 12:58 minutes in the Octagon and Jared has an average fight time of 8:47 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 194 is live in , who do you think will win, Jared or Kelvin? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 194: Cannonier vs. Gastelum
Date
August 21, 2021
Location
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Matchup
Jared Cannonier vs. Kelvin Gastelum

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