Former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker of Australia will have his next bout against American Jared Cannonier. Their fight will take place at UFC 254, which will take place on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi on October 25. Recall that the main event of the evening will be the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaji. Now the bookmakers have already published the odds for the outcome of the Candidates Bout. This time, the opinions of 1xStavka and 카지노쿠폰 Parimatch regarding the favorite were divided.
Whittaker vs Cannonier odds
For Whittaker his youth and physical form speaks, while Cannonier is expected to continue a brilliant streak of 3 consecutive victories in recent fights.
The slight difference in the coefficients is explained by the fact that the styles and strength indicators of the fighters are as similar as possible. But the opponent of Whittaker is more a continuation of himself, rather than a reference to Israel Adesanya.
- It was this tactic of the Australian that at first ensured him a streak of 9 victories in a row, and only then “stumbled” over the timing of Israel Adesanya. Kannonier, on the other hand, does not think about any timing, for him the very fact of delivering a heavy blow is more important. In this they are similar to Whittaker, but the latter works much smarter and faster. Most likely, this time he will be ready for this vicious left side kick that stripped him of his belt.
- Robert will work on the mistakes and will start attacking in the same way as in the battles with Romero – calmly and carefully, without stagnating in front of the enemy. Now a lot says that he knocks out Cannonier without any problems, even though he is inferior to the American in the percentage of knockouts.
The fighter, who started his career in MMA with hard training in Alaska, for the first time in his nine-year career got so close to becoming a contender for a title fight. Over the course of all five years in the UFC, he showed far from the most stable result, and his beautiful knockouts alternated with offensive defeats.
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No matter how hard the fighter himself tried, he never managed to defeat the top divisions like Glover Teixeira, Jan Blachovic and Dominic Reyes. Having amazing physical condition, Jared sometimes looked frankly confused and not motivated, which his opponents successfully used.
Now he goes into battle against one of the most dangerous middleweights of the promotion, whose victorious procession was interrupted by the current champion Israel Adesanya. But unlike Whittaker, who is eager to reclaim the title sooner and get the opportunity to fight the winner of the Adesanya-Costa pair, Cannonier is well aware that he is unlikely to be able to hold the belt if he defeats the Australian.
- Despite Jared’s previous successes (like three straight wins over David Branch, Anderson Silva and Jack Hermanson), you shouldn’t expect him to be faster or smarter than the New Zealander. Cannonier is predictable, simple and stubborn in his punch. Yes, she’s at his level, but this will not be enough in a fight with such a professional as Whittaker.
In addition, the explosive Jared is enough for only two rounds, after which his strength disappears and his speed noticeably decreases. Robert is also not the fastest fighter, but his endurance and age advantage will be strong arguments in this fight.