January 2023
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
24-6-0
16-6-0

The tape

32
Age
38
6' 0" / 182 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
77.6" / 197 cm

Full record

UD 3UD 5UD 5UD 3UD 5
Form
SD 5UD 5KO 2UD 5UD 3
24
Wins
16
9
By KO
10
38
KO%
63
5
By Sub
2
21
SUB%
13
6
Losses
6
2
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2011
30
Bouts
22
79
Rounds
52
5 hours, 56 minutes
Fight Time
3 hours, 39 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

2
UFC
3
-
Bellator
-
3
Tapology
4

Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier preview

When is Whittaker vs Cannonier II?

Robert Whittaker could potentially face the challenge of Jared Cannonier, in January 2023.

The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Middleweight division, which means the weight limit would be 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Whittaker vs Cannonier II stats

Robert Whittaker would step into the octagon with a record of 24 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Jared Cannonier would make 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 suggest Cannonier would have a large advantage in power over Whittaker, boosting at 63% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 38%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Whittaker would have a slight advantage over Cannonier, with a 21% submission rate over Cannonier's 13%.

Robert Whittaker is the younger man by 6 years, at 32 years old.

Whittaker has a height advantage of 1 inch over Cannonier. Despite this, Cannonier has 4-inch reach advantage.

Whittaker is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 8 more fights, and made his debut in 2009, 2 years and 3 months earlier than Cannonier, whose first professional fight was in 2011. He has fought 27 more professional rounds, 79 to Cannonier's 52.

Whittaker vs Cannonier II form

Robert Whittaker has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Going into that contest, he had beat Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had won against Jared Cannonier 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 beat Darren Till at UFC Fight Island 3 on 25th July 2020 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.

Cannonier has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight, he defeated Sean Strickland at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Strickland on 17th December 2022 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had 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.

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

Before that, 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.

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.

Activity check

In terms of recent activity, Jared Cannonier has been fighting more than Robert Whittaker.

Robert Whittaker last fought 5 months ago, while Jared Cannonier's last outing was 1 month and 17 days ago.

Whittaker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 9 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.

Cannonier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 3 months and 10 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Whittaker vs Cannonier II?

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