Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Vegas 66: Cannonier vs. Strickland is scheduled to take place on Saturday, December 17, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Jared “The Killa Gorilla” Cannonier will take on Sean Strickland in the Middleweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Vegas 66 card.

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

The 38-year-old, Jared Cannonier is coming in with a 15-6-0 record. Cannonier will be fighting for the first time since a loss via unanimous decision against Israel Adesanya at UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier in July.

Strickland, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO loss against Alex Pereira on July 2, 2022 at UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier and holds a 25-4-0 record.

Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland
5′ 11″
6′ 1″
185 lbs.
185 lbs.

Jared Cannonier has an switch fighting stance with a 77″ reach. The 31-year-old, Sean Strickland is an orthodox fighter with a 76″ 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 51%.
→ Cannonier lands 3.73 significant strikes per minute.
→ Cannonier’s takedown accuracy is 25%.
→ Cannonier’s takedown average is 0.19 per 15 minutes.
→ Cannonier’s takedown defense is 65%.

Cannonier comes in with 51% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.73 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Strickland fires at 40% accuracy, landing about 5.54 significant strikes per minute. Jared Cannonier also has a 25% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.19 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Strickland’s 1.14 takedowns and 85% takedown accuracy.

Sean Strickland:
→ Strickland’s striking accuracy is 40%.
→ Strickland lands 5.54 significant strikes per minute.
→ Strickland’s takedown accuracy is 61%.
→ Strickland’s takedown average is 1.14 per 15 minutes.
→ Strickland’s takedown defense is 85%.

Sean spent on average 13:07 minutes in the Octagon and Jared has an average fight time of 11:09 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Vegas 66 is live in , who do you think will win, Jared or Sean? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Vegas 66: Cannonier vs. Strickland
December 17, 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland

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