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Who won Cannonier vs Brunson?
Jared Cannonier beat Derek Brunson by during the main card of UFC 271, on Saturday 12th February 2022 at Toyota Center in Houston.
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 Brunson stats
Jared Cannonier stepped into the octagon with a record of 14 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Derek Brunson made his way to the cage with a record of 23 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggested Cannonier had an advantage in power over Brunson, with a 64% knock out percentage over Brunson's 52%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Brunson had a slight advantage over Cannonier, with a 17% submission rate over Cannonier's 14%.
Jared Cannonier was the same age as Derek Brunson, at 39 years old.
Brunson had a height advantage of 2 inches over Cannonier. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
Cannonier was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year later than Brunson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 3 less professional rounds, 57 to Brunson's 60.
Cannonier vs Brunson form
Cannonier had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
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.
Brunson had won 5 of his most recent fights, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 4 times.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had beat Darren Till at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Vegas 5 on 1st August 2020 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had won against Ian Heinisch at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.
He had defeated Elias Theodorou at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Derek Brunson had been fighting more than Jared Cannonier.
Going to this contest, Jared Cannonier had last fought 2 years and 3 months ago, while Derek Brunson's last outing had been 2 years, 2 months and 17 days ago.
Cannonier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 18 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Brunson's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
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