Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier – Preview & Matchup Analysis

Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier fight preview

UFC 254: Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 24, 2020, in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker will take on Jared “The Killa Gorilla” Cannonier in the Middleweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 254 card.

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

The 29-year-old, Robert Whittaker is coming in with a 22-5-0 record. Whittaker will be fighting for the first time since a win via unanimous decision against Darren Till at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Till in July.

Cannonier, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Jack Hermansson on July 25, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier and holds a 13-4-0 record.

Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier
29
Age
36
6′ 0″
Height
5′ 11″
185 lbs.
Weight
185 lbs.
73″
Reach
77″
22-5-0
Record
13-4-0
Orthodox
Stance
Switch

Robert Whittaker has an orthodox fighting stance with a 73″ reach. The 36-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.

Robert Whittaker:
→ Whittaker’s striking accuracy is 40%.
→ Whittaker lands 4.51 significant strikes per minute.
→ Whittaker’s takedown accuracy is 30%.
→ Whittaker’s takedown average is 0.46 per 15 minutes.
→ Whittaker’s takedown defense is 84%.

Whittaker comes in with 40% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.51 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Cannonier fires at 51% accuracy, landing about 3.72 significant strikes per minute. Robert Whittaker also has a 30% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.46 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Cannonier’s 0.18 takedowns and 51% takedown accuracy.

Jared Cannonier:
→ Cannonier’s striking accuracy is 51%.
→ Cannonier lands 3.72 significant strikes per minute.
→ Cannonier’s takedown accuracy is 33%.
→ Cannonier’s takedown average is 0.18 per 15 minutes.
→ Cannonier’s takedown defense is 51%.

Jared spent on average 8:10 minutes in the Octagon and Robert has an average fight time of 12:56 minutes.

This looks like an exciting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 254 is live in , who do you think will win, Robert or Jared? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 254: Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje
Date
October 24, 2020
Location
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Matchup
Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier

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