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UFC 271 Betting: Cannonier vs. Brunson Preview, Predictions and Game Analysis (Saturday, February 12th, 2022)

Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson

The Toyota Center in Houston, Texas has been sold out for the Ultimate Fighting Championship battle between Jared Cannonier and Derek Brunson. Both fighters will exchange fists in an exciting middleweight battle on the main card. The main event will feature Robert Whittaker vs Israel Adesanya in a middleweight bout. The UFC betting odds and lines have been updated online as these top fighters enter the octagon to create history. Cannonier and Brunson are coming off a victory in their last fight.

UFC 271: Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson Betting Information

Date: Saturday, February 12, 2022
Time: 10:00 PM ET
Location: Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
TV Coverage: Pay Per View

UFC 271: Jared Cannonier vs. Derek Brunson Odds

Fighter ML
Jared Cannonier -167
Derek Brunson +140
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Jared Cannonier

Jared Cannonier will enter this fight with a 14-5-0 record. Out of his last five battles, he managed to win five. Known as “The Killa Gorilla” in the ring, the 37-year-old fighter is ranked at No. 3. Cannonier is an exceptional striker and has the potential to knock out his opponent. With his experience, Cannonier has come a long way in the MMA world. His advantage is the left sidekicks and left hooks. Cannonier has proven to cause damage with his powerful blows and variety of attacks making it hard for the opponent to come around.

Derek Brunson

With a record of 23-7-0, Brunson has been one of those notable fighters from the United States. Brunson is ranked just one spot below Cannonier at No. 4. The talented fighter is known for his takedowns by implementing his wrestling skills. Brunson is also known for draining his opponent’s energy early. He puts his opponent in a tight spot making it hard for him to get back on his feet. His punches are powerful and strong with a great balance of stunning kicks to the calves and thighs. His ability to grapple can force his opponent to tap out.

Cannonier vs. Brunson Betting Numbers

Cannonier Brunson
Record 14-5-0 23-7-0
Last Fight Win Win
Country United States United States
Height 5’11” 6’1″
Weight 185 185
Reach 77 77
Win by KO/TKO 64% 52%
Submissions 14% 17%
Decisions 21% 30%
Strikes Landed Per Minute 3.60 3.45
Striking Accuracy 49% 47%
Striking Absorbed Per Minute 3.19 2.68
Striking Defense 64% 53%
Takedown Average 0.12 3.15
Takedown Accuracy 33% 34%
Takedown Defense 62% 94%
Submission Average 0.00 0.50

Cannonier vs. Brunson Summary

This is a battle between two top-five ranked fighters. However, the UFC betting predictions for this fight have been in favor of Cannonier to win. Brunson is an equally strong opponent, but getting past Cannonier in the ring is going to be hard. Take Brunson as the underdog as Connonier will win this fight.


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