Dec 17 2022
Saturday

UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States

UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
15-6-0

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US - TBC / UK - TBC

25-4-0

The tape

38
Age
31
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
6' 1" / 185 cm
77.6" / 197 cm
Reach
76" / 193 cm

Full record

UD 5KO 2UD 5UD 3KO 2
Form
KO 1SD 5UD 5UD 3KO 2
15
Wins
25
10
By KO
10
67
KO%
40
2
By Sub
4
13
SUB%
16
6
Losses
4
2
Stopped
2
0
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2011
Debut
2008
21
Bouts
29
47
Rounds
67
3 hours, 14 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 56 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

2
UFC
7
-
Bellator
-
4
Tapology
6

Jared Cannonier vs Sean Strickland preview

When is Cannonier vs Strickland?

Jared Cannonier is set to fight Sean Strickland, as the main event of UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland, on Saturday 17th December 2022 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

The fight is scheduled for 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit will be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Cannonier vs Strickland stats

Jared Cannonier steps into the ring with a record of 15 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Sean Strickland will make his way to the ring with a record of 25 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 4 by submission.

The stats suggest Cannonier has a large advantage in power over Strickland, boasting at 67% knock out percentage over Strickland's 40%.

Jared Cannonier is the older man by 7 years, at 38 years old.

Strickland has a height advantage of 2 inches over Cannonier. Despite this, he has 2-inch reach advantage.

Cannonier is the less experienced professional fighter, having had 8 less fights, and made his debut in 2011, 3 year and 2 months later than Strickland, whose first professional fight was in 2008. He has fought 20 less professional rounds, 47 to Strickland's 67.

Cannonier vs Strickland form

Cannonier has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight, he lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Derek Brunson at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston.

Going into that contest, 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.

Before 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.

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.

Strickland has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight, he Alex Pereira at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat Jack Hermansson at UFC Fight Night on 5th February 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Uriah Hall at UFC Vegas 33 on 31st July 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Krzysztof Jotko at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest.

He had defeated Brendan Allen at UFC Vegas 14 on 14th November 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Sean Strickland has been fighting more than Jared Cannonier.

Jared Cannonier last fought 2 months and 29 days ago, while Sean Strickland's last outing was 2 months and 29 days ago.

Cannonier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 7 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.

Strickland's last 5 fights have come over a period of 1 year, 10 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 4 months and 17 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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