Summer 2024
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
25-7-0
17-6-0

The tape

33
Age
39
6' 0" / 182 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
77.6" / 197 cm

Full record

UD 3KO 2UD 3UD 5UD 5
Form
UD 5SD 5UD 5KO 2UD 5
25
Wins
17
9
By KO
10
36
KO%
59
5
By Sub
2
20
SUB%
12
7
Losses
6
3
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2011
32
Bouts
23
84
Rounds
57
6 hours, 18 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 4 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

3
UFC
4
-
Bellator
-
5
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 Summer 2024.

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 25 wins, 7 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 17 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 59% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 36%.

If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Whittaker would have a slight advantage over Cannonier, with a 20% submission rate over Cannonier's 12%.

Robert Whittaker is the younger man by 6 years, at 33 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 9 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, 84 to Cannonier's 57.

Whittaker vs Cannonier II form

Robert Whittaker has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight, he beat Paulo Costa at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Dricus Du Plessis at UFC 290 on 8th July 2023 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had 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.

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

He had won against Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Vegas 24 on 17th April 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

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

In his last fight, he beat Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night – Vettori vs. Cannonier on 17th June 2023 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC Apex, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat 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.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

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

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.

Activity check

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

Robert Whittaker last fought 3 days ago, while Jared Cannonier's last outing was 8 months and 3 days ago.

Whittaker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 3 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 18 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.6 rounds on average.

Cannonier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 5 months and 30 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 22 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.4 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Whittaker vs Cannonier II?

Sorry, we couldn’t find any odds for Whittaker vs Cannonier II yet. If a contest doesn’t have odds initially after it is announced, bookmakers usually release them closer to the day of the fight.

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