Early 2025
Potentially

Potential contest
5 rounds contest @ Middleweight
26-7-0
17-7-0

The tape

33
Age
40
6' 0" / 182 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
77.6" / 197 cm

Full record

KO 1UD 3KO 2UD 3UD 5
Form
KO 4UD 5SD 5UD 5KO 2
26
Wins
17
10
By KO
10
38
KO%
59
5
By Sub
2
19
SUB%
12
7
Losses
7
3
Stopped
3
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2011
33
Bouts
24
85
Rounds
61
6 hours, 20 minutes
Fight Time
4 hours, 20 minutes

Current rankings @ Middleweight

3
UFC
5
-
Bellator
-
4
Tapology
6

Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier preview

When is Whittaker vs Cannonier II?

Robert Whittaker could potentially face the challenge of Jared Cannonier, in Early 2025.

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 26 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 10 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, 7 losses and 0 draws, 10 of those wins coming by knock out and 2 by submission.

The stats suggest Cannonier would have a large advantage in power over Whittaker, boasting a 59% 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 19% submission rate over Cannonier's 12%.

Robert Whittaker is the younger man by 7 years, at 33 years old.

Whittaker has a height advantage of 1 inch over Cannonier. Despite this, Cannonier has a 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 24 more professional rounds, 85 to Cannonier's 61.

Whittaker vs Cannonier II form

Whittaker has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight, he won against Ikram Aliskerov at UFC Fight Night: Whittaker vs. Aliskerov on 22nd June 2024 by knockout in the 1st round at Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Previous to that, he had beaten Paulo Costa at UFC 298 on 17th February 2024 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.

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

Before that, he had defeated Marvin Vettori at UFC Fight Night Paris on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Accor Arena, Paris, France.

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.

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

In his last fight, he was defeated by Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Fight Night: Cannonier vs. Imavov on 8th June 2024 by knockout in the 4th round at KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, United States.

Previous to that, he was victorious against 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.

Going into that contest, he had won against 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.

Before 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.

He had beaten Derek Brunson at UFC 271 on 12th February 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Toyota Center, Houston.

Activity check

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

Robert Whittaker last fought 2 days ago, while Jared Cannonier's last outing was 16 days ago.

Whittaker's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.

Cannonier's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 4 months and 12 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 21 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 21 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.2 rounds on average.

What are the odds on Whittaker vs Cannonier II?

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