Paulo Costa vs. Jared Cannonier – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Paulo Costa vs. Jared Cannonier – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Fight Night 196: Costa vs. Cannonier is scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 21, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Paulo “The Eraser” Costa will take on Jared “The Killa Gorilla” Cannonier in the Middleweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 196 card.

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

The 30-year-old, Paulo Costa is coming in with a 13-1-0 record. Costa will be fighting for the first time since a loss via KO/TKO against Israel Adesanya at UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa in September.

Cannonier, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision loss against Robert Whittaker on September 26, 2020 at UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje and holds a 13-5-0 record.

Paulo Costa vs. Jared Cannonier
6′ 1″
5′ 11″
185 lbs.
185 lbs.

Paulo Costa has an orthodox fighting stance with a 72″ reach. The 37-year-old, Jared Cannonier is an switch fighter with a 77″ 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.

Paulo Costa:
→ Costa’s striking accuracy is 57%.
→ Costa lands 7.03 significant strikes per minute.
→ Costa’s takedown accuracy is 0%.
→ Costa’s takedown average is 0.00 per 15 minutes.
→ Costa’s takedown defense is 80%.

Costa comes in with 57% striking accuracy, typically landing about 7.03 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Cannonier fires at 52% accuracy, landing about 3.70 significant strikes per minute. Paulo Costa also has a 0% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.00 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Cannonier’s 0.16 takedowns and 54% takedown accuracy.

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%.

Jared spent on average 8:47 minutes in the Octagon and Paulo has an average fight time of 7:34 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 196 is live in , who do you think will win, Paulo or Jared? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 196: Costa vs. Cannonier
August 21, 2021
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Paulo Costa vs. Jared Cannonier

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