Tape rankings @ Middleweight
Who won Cannonier vs Branch?
Jared Cannonier beat David Branch by , during the main card of UFC 230, on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jared Cannonier.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Cannonier vs Branch stats
Jared Cannonier stepped into the ring with a record of 10 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
David Branch made his way to the ring with a record of 22 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 6 of those wins by knock out and 7 by submission.
The stats suggested Cannonier had a massive power advantage over Branch, boasting at 60% knock out percentage over Branch's 27%.
Jared Cannonier was the younger man by 2 years, at 37 years old.
Branch had a height advantage of 2 inches over Cannonier. Despite this, both fighters had equal reach.
Cannonier was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 year and 8 months later than Branch, whose first professional fight was in 2007. He had fought 31 less professional rounds, 40 to Branch's 71.
Cannonier vs Branch form
Jared Cannonier had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Robert Whittaker at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Jack Hermansson at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Going into that contest, he had beat Anderson Silva at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Before that, he had won against David Branch at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
He had been beaten by Dominick Reyes at UFC Fight Night 129 on 19th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile.
Cannonier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.