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Current rankings @ Middleweight
When is Cannonier vs Brunson?
Jared Cannonier will face the challenge of Derek Brunson on Saturday 22nd January 2022.
The fight will be contested over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Cannonier vs Brunson stats
Jared Cannonier steps into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.
Derek Brunson will make his way to the ring with a record of 23 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.
The stats suggest Cannonier has advantage in power over Brunson, with a 67% knock out percentage over Brunson's 52%.
Jared Cannonier is the same age as Derek Brunson, at 38 years old.
Brunson has a height advantage of 2 inches over Cannonier. Despite this, he has 1-inch reach advantage.
Cannonier is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 11 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 1 year later than Brunson, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He has fought 16 less professional rounds, 42 to Brunson's 58.
Cannonier vs Brunson form
Cannonier has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going to the judges once.
In his last fight, he beat Derek Brunson at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 34 on 21st August 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Enterprise.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, he had won against Jack Hermansson at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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.
Brunson has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.
In his last fight, he Jared Cannonier at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Darren Till at UFC Vegas 36 on 4th September 2021 by submission in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had won against Kevin Holland at UFC Vegas 22 on 20th March 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had defeated Edmen Shahbazyan at UFC Vegas 5 on 1st August 2020 by knockout in the 3rd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had beat Ian Heinisch at UFC 241 on 17th August 2019 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim.
In terms of recent activity, Derek Brunson has been fighting more than Jared Cannonier.
Jared Cannonier last fought 4 months and 16 days ago, while Derek Brunson's last outing was 4 months and 16 days ago.
Cannonier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 16 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Brunson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.2 rounds on average.
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