What type of fighter is Jared Cannonier?

Last Modified Jun 6, 2024 07:44 GMT
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The No.4 ranked middleweight contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Jared Cannonier is an out-and-out phenomenal fighter. With more than a decade of expertise in the sport, Cannonier currently boasts a record of 17 wins and 6 losses in mixed martial arts. And over the years, Cannonier has squared off against some of the most prominent names in the promotion like the former middleweight champions, Anderson Silva, Israel Adesanya, Robert Whittaker, Sean Strickland, Kelvin Gastelum, Marvin Vettori, etc.


Before signing up for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Jared Cannonier was a former Alaska FC(AFC) heavyweight champion in 2014. And he made his octagon debut with an undefeated record of 7 wins at UFC 182 against Shawn Jordan. However, Cannonier lost the heavyweight bout to Jordan via a first-round knockout. The bout took place on January 3, 2015, in Las Vegas, United States.


Later in 2016, Cannonier faced Ion Cutelaba at TUF on December 3, 2016, and won the bout via a unanimous decision. Moreover, the bout was his light heavyweight debut, and also won the ‘Fight of the Night’ debut for his performance showcase. However, two years later, Jared Cannonier made his middleweight debut on November 3, 2018, against David Branch and won the bout via a second-round TKO. The fight took place at UFC 230 and Cannonier also earned a ‘Performance of the Night’ bonus. And within four years and five fights, the American fighter finally got his shot at the middleweight championship against the former champion, Israel Adesanya. However, Cannonier lost to Adesanya via a unanimous decision at UFC 276 on July 2, 2022.


After winning his last fight against Marvin Vettori, Jared Cannonier is set to headline against Nassaourdine Imavov on June 8, 2024, at UFC on ESPN 57. The fight will take place at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, United States.



Jared Cannonier Fighting Style


Jared Cannonier’s fighting style is striking. The majority of his finishes are via knockouts(10) and even though he has had submission wins(2) they were carried out during the early years of his professional career. Hence, Cannonier is a balanced fighter with his favor comes while standing.



What gym does Jared Cannonier train?


Jared Cannonier trains at The MMA Lab in Phoenix, United States. The 40-year-old American fighter also works as a trainer at the same gym.






*Last updated on June 6, 2024.

FAQs

A. Jared Cannonier’s fighting style is striking and the majority of his finishes are via knockouts(10) and even though he has had submission wins(2) they were carried out during the early years of his professional career.


A. Jared Cannonier is set to headline against Nassaourdine Imavov on June 8, 2024, at UFC on ESPN 57.


A. The fight will take place at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, United States.

A. Jared Cannonier trains at The MMA Lab in Phoenix, United States.


A. Jared Cannonier is currently 40 years old. 


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