Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland expected to headline fall UFC show

Jared Cannonier vs. Sean Strickland expected to headline fall UFC show

 

Two in recent times defeated middleweight contenders are slated to face each and every other on October 15th.

Ariel Helwani reports that former determine challenger Jared Cannonier and Sean Strickland are in line for a fall showdown in the main event of a UFC Fight Night time time card. The APEX facility in Las Vegas is the perhaps venue then again now not anything else is official merely however. The most recent UFC rankings have Cannonier at No. 2 and Strickland at No. 7.

Cannonier (15-6) is coming off a decision loss to champion Israel Adesanya in the end month’s UFC 276. The former heavyweight and lightweight heavyweight is a superb 5-2 normal at 185 lbs, in conjunction with his best other defeat coming against ex-champion Robert Whittaker. His boulevard to the determine included knockouts or TKOs of Jack Hermansson, Derek Brunson, Anderson Silva, and David Division, along with a five-round answer over Kelvin Gastelum.

Strickland (25-4) had his six-fight a success streak snapped violently by means of the heavy hands of former kickboxing champion Alex Pereira, who knocked him out throughout the opening round of their UFC 276 come across. While Cannonier had excellent fortune shifting all of the approach all the way down to middleweight, Strickland ascended to contender status by means of shifting up from welterweight and scoring wins over the likes of Jack Hermansson, Uriah Hall, Krzysztof Jotko, Jack Marshman, and (at a 195 lbs catchweight) Brendan Allen.

Other fights attached to this October 15th show include Brandon Royval vs. Askar Askarov and Cub Swanson vs. Jonathan Martinez.

 

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