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UFC 254 Betting: Whittaker vs. Cannonier Game Analysis, Previews and Picks

Whittaker vs. Cannonier

It is another blockbuster fight card waiting as the Ultimate Fighting Championship will be holding UFC 254 this Saturday, October 24 in “Fight Island” aka Flash Forum, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The biggest draw is a unification title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov taking on Justin Gaethje. Co-headlining the event, you have two top middleweights fighting for a title shot with Robert Whittaker going up against Jared Cannonier. The event will begin at 2:00 PM Eastern Time with Pay Per View and UFC Fight Pass as the best places to watch. According to UFC Live Betting, this fight has the closest spread with Robert Whittaker owning the slight upper hand over Jared Cannonier. 

UFC 254 Betting: Whittaker vs. Cannonier Betting Information

Date: Saturday, October 24, 2020
Time: 2:00 PM ET
Location: Flash Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
TV Coverage: Pay Per View

UFC 254 Betting: Whittaker vs. Cannonier Odds

Fighter ML
Robert Whittaker -115
Jared Cannonier -105
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Robert Whittaker

Robert Whittaker is now the top-ranked contender for the UFC Lightweight Championship which is currently held by Israel Adesanya. He once held the championship belt for 660 days until being defeated by the current champion back on October 6, 2019. He is now on the path to regaining lost glory and hopes to earn a rematch by beating Jared Cannonier. Prior to this fight, Whittaker has won his last fight against Darren Till in UFC on ESPN 14 by unanimous decision. This Australian fighter has been carrying two ring names in his entire career with “The Reaper” and “Bobby Knuckles”. The 29-year-old fighter now carries a 21-5 professional MMA record with nine wins through knockouts and five by way of submission. 

Jared Cannonier

“The Killa Gorilla” or better known as Jared Cannonier is a 36-year-old fighter who owns a 13-4 professional record. He has been considered as wine as this MMA Lab representative is at his highest ranking as the second top middleweight contender behind Robert Whittaker. Cannonier had a rough start in his UFC career losing four times in seven matches. He finally picked it up and rose fast in the rankings after defeating Davin Branch, former champion Anderson Silva and the latest was against Jack Hermansson when they headlined UFC Fight Night 160. In his 13 matches, Cannonier is known as a knockout artist by beating 9 of his 12 opponents with his fists.

Whittaker vs. Cannonier Betting Numbers

Whittaker Cannonier
Record 22-5-0 13-4-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country Australia USA
Height 6’0″ 5’11”
Weight 185 185
Reach 77 77
Win by KO/TKO 43% 69%
Submissions 24% 15%
Decisions 33% 15%
Strikes Landed Per Minute 4.51 3.72
Striking Accuracy 40% 51%
Striking Absorbed Per Minute 3.43 2.82
Striking Defense 61% 66%
Takedown Average 0.46 0.18
Takedown Accuracy 30% 33%
Takedown Defense 84% 51%
Submission Average 0.00 0.00

Whittaker vs. Cannonier Summary

This is going to be one match MMA fans would love to watch as both middleweights are expected to engage in a chess match inside the UFC Octagon. Robert Whittaker will try to avoid Jared Cannonier’s hands at all costs and he will have the edge on his ground game. With a more well-rounded talent, Whittaker is a proven winner and is the safer bet as seen by Best Sportsbook.

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