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Who won Vettori vs Cannonier?
Jared Cannonier beat Marvin Vettori by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest during the main event of UFC Fight Night – Vettori vs. Cannonier, on Saturday 17th June 2023 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Jared Cannonier.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).
Vettori vs Cannonier stats
Marvin Vettori stepped into the octagon with a record of 19 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, 2 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 9 by submission.
Jared Cannonier made his way to the cage with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 10 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Cannonier had a massive power advantage over Vettori, boosting at 63% knock out percentage over Vettori's 11%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Vettori had a massive advantage over Cannonier, boasting at 47% submission rate over Cannonier's 13%.
Marvin Vettori was the younger man by 9 years, at 30 years old.
Vettori had a height advantage of 1 inch over Cannonier. Despite this, Cannonier had 4-inch reach advantage.
Vettori was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 4 more fights, and made his debut in 2012, 1 year and 1 month later than Cannonier, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He had fought 11 more professional rounds, 68 to Cannonier's 57.
Vettori vs Cannonier form
Marvin Vettori had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Roman Dolidze at UFC 286 on 18th March 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at o2 Arena, London, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Paulo Costa at UFC Vegas 41 on 23rd October 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Before that, he had lost to Israel Adesanya at UFC 263 on 12th June 2021 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Gila River Arena, Glendale.
He had beat Jack Hermansson at UFC Vegas 16 on 5th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Cannonier had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against 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 won against 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 defeated David Branch at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Marvin Vettori had been fighting more than Jared Cannonier.
Going to this contest, Marvin Vettori had last fought 8 months and 15 days ago, while Jared Cannonier's last outing had been 2 years, 3 months and 12 days ago.
Vettori's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 11 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.2 rounds on average.
Cannonier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 1 month, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Vettori vs Cannonier?
Marvin Vettori was a 4/5 (-130) favourite going into the contest, while Jared Cannonier made his way into the ring at 21/20 (+100) with oddsmakers.