Oct 24 2020
Saturday

UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

UFC 254
3 rounds contest @ Middleweight
21-5-0
UD 3
UD 3
13-4-0

The tape

30
Age
37
6' 0" / 182 cm
Height
5' 11" / 180 cm
73.6" / 187 cm
Reach
77.6" / 197 cm

Tape record

Form
21
Wins
13
9
By KO
9
43
KO%
69
5
By SUB
2
24
SUB%
15
5
Loses
4
2
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
0
0
Draws
0
2009
Debut
2011
26
Bouts
17
63
Rounds
32
4 hours, 36 minutes
Fight Time
1 hours, 59 minutes

Tape rankings @ Middleweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Robert Whittaker vs Jared Cannonier report

Who won Whittaker vs Cannonier?

Robert Whittaker beat Jared Cannonier by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest, during the co-main event of UFC 254, on Saturday 24th October 2020 at UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Robert Whittaker.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Middleweight division, which meant the weight limit was 185 pounds (13.2 stone or 83.9 KG).

Whittaker vs Cannonier stats

Robert Whittaker stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 5 loses and 0 draws, 9 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 5 by submission.

Jared Cannonier made his way to the ring with a record of 13 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 9 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.

The stats suggested Cannonier had a large advantage in power over Whittaker, boosting at 69% knock out percentage over Whittaker's 43%.

Robert Whittaker was the younger man by 7 years, at 30 years old.

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

Whittaker was 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 had fought 26 more professional rounds, 66 to Cannonier's 40.

Whittaker vs Cannonier form

Robert Whittaker had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated 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.

Previous to that, he had defeated 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.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Israel Adesanya at UFC 243 on 5th October 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Middleweight championship fight at Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.

Before that, he had beat Yoel Romero at UFC 225 on 9th June 2018 by split decision in their 5 round contest at United Center, Chicago, United States.

He had won against Yoel Romero at UFC 213 on 8th July 2017 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Jared Cannonier had stopped 3 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to 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.

Previous to that, he had beat Jack Hermansson at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Anderson Silva at UFC 237 on 11th May 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Before that, he had won against David Branch at UFC 230 on 3rd November 2018 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States.

He had lost to Dominick Reyes at UFC Fight Night 129 on 19th May 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Jared Cannonier had been fighting more than Robert Whittaker.

Going to this contest, Robert Whittaker had last fought 10 months and 24 days ago, while Jared Cannonier's last outing had been 10 months and 24 days ago.

Whittaker's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 2 months and 9 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

Cannonier's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 29 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.

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